Kyoto Marathon 2017

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos
Running Along the Kamo River
Kyoto Marathon 2017

Here are some more photos of last week's Kyoto Marathon, which I posed about earlier in Winning the Kyoto Marathon 2017 (Papa Division)


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
With a Smile

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
Heavier Crowds

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Silly Hat
Lady with the Rilakkuma hat laughing with
gray-haired ponytail man holding a Rilakkuma sign

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 340mm — 1/1600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400 — map & image datanearby photos
Elena
acquaintance from my gym that I knew would be running

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Running with a Smile

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50mm — 1/1250 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Just 10km To Go

After Elena passed, I went to another location to try to catch her again, where there's a turnaround so I could get a view of the runners coming directly at me.


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1800 — map & image datanearby photos
Approaching a Turnaround

Unfortunately, Police wouldn't let anyone linger at the one good viewing spot, despite it being the one spot anywhere nearby where a gathered crowd wouldn't inconvenience others. It made no sense, but it's just as well because it turns out that Elena had passed before I got there.

So, I moved to a spot a few minutes before the finish.


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 380mm — 1/1600 sec, f/7.1, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Easy to Find in a Crowd

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 460mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Papa's Reward
from the aforementioned earlier blog post

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 720 — map & image datanearby photos
Auspicious Hat
see this post for why a sea-bream hat would be auspicious

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 340mm — 1/1600 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Staff Pace Runner
running at a four-hour finish pace

Despite having looked for the pace runners when I was at my initial location earlier in the day, I hadn't seen any until now. The two little balloons and the vest weren't as visually conspicuous as I remember from years past. She was right on pace, though... the folks around her with bib numbers all finished within 20 seconds of the 4:00:00 mark.


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 240mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 360 — map & image datanearby photos
As Seen on TV

staff video crew follow this guy for a while


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 170mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Reaching Cruising Altitude
this guy was in a good mood and having a grand time

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 290mm — 1/1250 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1000 — map & image datanearby photos
Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Hat?
DMC: Doshisha Masochist Club

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1250 — map & image datanearby photos
Elena Arrives

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 140mm — 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 280 — map & image datanearby photos
Thumbs Up
as she notices me

Everywhere near the finish line is off limits to non-runners, so I wandered over as close as I could get...


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50mm — 1/800 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Finish Line
is back there somewhere, behind the big gate

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 210mm — 1/1000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 180 — map & image datanearby photos

The big area in front of the gate was also off limits, for no apparent reason.

Right at the gate was a pathway for spectators, then on the other side of the gate was where runners emptied into after they finished.


Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 50mm — 1/640 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Finish Corral
from the pedestrian pathway under the big gate
(Good luck trying to find a friend or family member in this big mess)

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 500mm — 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 640 — map & image datanearby photos
Supplies

Nikon D4 + Sigma “Bigma” 50-500mm OS @ 58mm — 1/320 sec, f/6.3, ISO 100 — map & image datanearby photos
Finish Line
sort of... one supposes it's near the clock.
This was as close as I could get

This year's finish design seems egregiously unfriendly for the spectator or supporter. The design for the 2014 race was much better.


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I particularly like the composition of the first image – an interesting combination of mountain, river, and colorful runners.

— comment by Tom in SF on February 28th, 2017 at 1:33am JST (9 months, 13 days ago) comment permalink
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