2009 Nike Women’s Marathon

Big sports weekend what with the MLB playoffs heating up, lots of great college bowl games, and a full slate of NFL action. But all of that pales in comparison to the big event which took place right here in San Francisco. I’m talking about the 2009 running of the Nike Women’s Marathon. 20,000 half and full marathoners took to the streets of our fair city to tackle a course which offered breathtaking views of the Golden Gate Bridge, a loop through lovely Golden Gate Park, and an out and back along Ocean Beach. The course also featured  a fair amount of the hills San Francisco is know for.

Although there were a couple of gents sprinkled into the field here and there, I wasn’t participating in the race. Instead the honey and I along with a group of our close friends were cheering on another friend of ours participating in her first marathon. So to her and all the other folks who made the NWM such a special event, congratulations, and I hope to see you out there next year.

Runners passing through Golden Gate Park
Runners passing through Golden Gate Park
These gals are fast!
These gals are fast!
Full and half marathoners meet at an aid station in the park.
Full and half marathoners meet at an aid station in the park.
Almost there!
Almost there!
Finish line is in sight, but still can't see the firefighters.
Finish line is in sight, but still can't see the firefighters.
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