|People gathering in the corrals|
|Fauja Singh (100 yr old Marathon Runner)|
They played Oh Canada and pretty much after that the firstround of runners were out of the gate and on their way. I started from the purple corral, which had me in the last group going out about 10 minutes after the start. Tony gave me one last hug and kiss and told me how proud he was and then I was on my own to walk my way to the starting line. I got my play list queued as I was walking around University and then I was off. As I was maybe 200 meters out of the gate I heard a guy yell "just a little bit further" and chuckled to myself. The crowd at the starting line was awesome, there were so many people waving signs and cheering us on.
|Adjusting my garbage bag|
|Just a few 100 meters off the start line|
I never turned around to see who was behind me on the west bound leg. Part of me was scared to see if I was last and part of my didn't care how many people were back there. I finally got to Windermere and made the turn to start coming back to Bay Street and I got an idea of who was closer to the back of the pack. I admit that I was happy to see a few people back there still coming down the west bound lanes but it was that long until I saw Fauja Singh and his group. I thought I better get moving, I can't get passed by the 100 year old!
|a sea of runners|
|Approaching the last 100m marker|