Marathon Monday!

Marathon Monday is upon us, and I’m personally gearing up for what is shaping up to be a very long day of photo-ing.

I spent a few hours today at the finish line, trying to find some features for the Herald. I focused mainly on runners who have quirky rituals or superstitions that they do before the race. I avoided the cheesy tourist photos of people mimicking crossing the finish line at all costs! (Show some originality, people!)

I met Elizabeth Lewis when I saw her saying a little prayer while crossing her fingers. Turns out she had blown out her knee a few weeks prior, but was going to try to run anyway.

4.18.2010 — BOSTON — Elizabeth Lewis of Charleston, S.C. crosses her fingers and says a little prayer at the Finish Line for the Boston Marathon on April 18, 2010. Lewis blew her right knee out a few weeks earlier but will be running in the Marathon anyway.

Best of luck to Elizabeth (hope to see you at the finish, for real!) and everyone else running in the Boston Marathon!

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