Tristan and Gilligan early in the race, popping out of the woods to greet me. They were pretty funny in that they would suddenly appear at random places throughout the race. Notice Tristan has a huge backpack (that is ~50 lbs) because he is training for a Mountaineering expedition up Mt Shasta (May), Mt Rainier-Alpine Ascents (July) and Mt Shuksan-Mountain Madness (Sept). It is too bad he did not decide to train by carrying 120 lb weights because then he could have carried me a lap!
With my friend Hugo during my shoe change at mile 62. I met Hugo via Emmy before the race (he chauffered Emmy all over town including the Art Museum the day before the race).
With my friend Angela at the end of Lap 1/beginning of Lap 2. Angela and I have run numerous races together this year as well as previous years including: Rocky Raccoon, the Lower Potomac Marathon, New Hampshire Marthon and many other marathons.