Taking photos of the Boston Marathon

I have been photographing the Boston Marathon on and off since the 1970s. For a number of those years I positioned myself in the area where the bombing occurred. As time went on, and the scope of the event grew, it became almost impossible to take the kind of photographs I want to take from that location. I wanted to focus on the runners who were testing their limits. The middle and end of the pack runners. As a long distance runner, I know what the mental and physical pain is they are feeling.

I am fortunate that I live just past Heartbreak Hill. The crowds are still large, but I have found a couple of locations that offer the vantage point that I need. Here are three photographs from this year. They were taken prior to the bombing and show, I hope, the grit and determination of a the runners at the middle of the pack.

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~ by shooter1 on April 25, 2013.

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