It’s Sunday, it’s warm and sunny, and it’s the London marathon 2010 day. As this might be the last year for me living here in the UK, I might as well come and take photos since I don’t have any plans anyway.
I was planning to see all the running groups (wheelchair, elite women, elite man, and the mass runner) around Tower Bridge, St.Paul’s Cathedral, and Embankment Westminster Parliament area. I woke up quite late, and arrived in Embankment around 1:30 so I didn’t have a good spot to take photographs and would have to be satisfy not being in the front row.
It’s amazing how people really dress up so creative and funny for this London marathon charity thing. There were people who dressed up as Superman, Batman, Robin, Wonder Woman, Captain America, Darth Vader, Spiderman, Supergirl, Indiana Jones, Scooby Doo, Rocky Balboa, Evil Knievel, Statue of Liberty, The Incredible Hulk, Smurf, Sonic the Hedgehog, Helicopter Man, Fred Flintstone, WWF Wrestler, Wallyman, Fireman, Tiger, The Incredibles, Clown, self-made superheroes, all kinds of fruits, bride, ale and beer bottles, Boyscout, etc. But my favourite one is an old man dressed up as the Statue of Liberty with a sign above his head “My 30th London Marathon”. Damn, he looked like he is about 55 years old. And yes he can finish the race, since I was standing in Embankment area which is 1 mile away from the finish line.
The streets were filled by people from charity foundations, tourists, and whoever else who were supporting their friends, families or just everyone. It is so nice to see families gathered there looking for their family member who is running the marathon.