Winning the Kyoto Marathon 2017 (Papa Division)
Accepting His Award Winner, Papa Division , Kyoto Marathon 2017 京都マラソン2017、パパ部の1位 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 290mm — 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Accepting His Award
Winner, Papa Division, Kyoto Marathon 2017
京都マラソン2017、パパ部の1位

Today was the 2017 Kyoto Marathon. As in some years past (2012, 2014, 2015) I went out for a few photos of the 16,000 runners.

This little scene unfolded before me at a corner 500m (⅓ mile) before the finish...

Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 460mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 900 — map & image datanearby photos
Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 800 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider Scene -- Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 140mm — 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 140 — map & image datanearby photos
Wider Scene
Off to Wrap Up Loose Ends a few more minutes' run to actually finish the race -- Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 220 — map & image datanearby photos
Off to Wrap Up Loose Ends
a few more minutes' run to actually finish the race

According to his bib-number stats, this guy (木村剛 / Goh Kimura) finished in 3:55:21, which includes the unusually-long 9:44 it took him to get to the starting line (and, of course, includes the time needed for the event above).

I was able to find in the shots I took earlier, as well... can you find him in this shot from about the 32km (20mi) mark?

Kyoto Marathon 2017 -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2017 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos

Continued here...


All 2 comments so far, oldest first...

Just behind the lady in the front row with the fuzzy sunglasses. I originally attempted to lock in on a “man with sky-blue scarf, bandana-thing around neck” but evidently most runners in Japan have the same scarf or it was a hand-out at the event. Can just make out “18” which is the 3rd and 4th digit of his bib number. Another lazy Sunday for me… thanks for the post.

Yup, that’s him. The scarf is the “commemorative buff”. —Jeffrey

— comment by Andy on February 20th, 2017 at 1:51am JST (2 months, 9 days ago) comment permalink

I really, really hope he and his family see these photos. Awesome shots of a family who look as if they would be very nice to know.

— comment by Marcina on February 22nd, 2017 at 2:10am JST (2 months, 7 days ago) comment permalink
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