Photo's from the Pittsburgh Marathon. The Mens and Women's full marathon winners and an exhausted half marathon runner at the finish line.
I think you caught the emotions of both the winners and the also ran.
Great captures. The gentleman in the last photo looks familiar. do you know if he's run in the Olympics?
Doesn't seem like it. The woman winner was Sidney Devore
Ethiopia's Fikadu Girma Teferi was on a mission to improve on last year's third-place finish in the men's marathon.
Teferi, 24, a member of the West Side Runners training group in New York, broke the finish-line tape in a winning time of 2:13.46, bettering the mark of 2:16.51 he recorded in 2017.
A pair of Kenyans, Kipkoech Ruto (2:13.52) and Kimutai Cheruiyot (2:14.57), finished second and third, respectively.
Teferi said experiencing the Pittsburgh course last year helped him assemble a winning strategy.
Teferi's time bettered his ninth-place finish at the 2017 New York City Marathon (2:13.58).
Teferi said he hopes to come back and run in Pittsburgh in 2019. His time goal next time?
"I don't know, maybe 2:09," he said.
Teferi knows what it takes as he posted a 2:09.34 in Dusseldorf, Germany, in April 2014.
The Pittsburgh victory was his third at a U.S. marathon. He also won the Quad Cities Marathon in Moline, Ill., and the Columbus (Ohio) Marathon, both in 2016.
The Quad Cities Marathon was his first race in the U.S.
Great captures of accomplishment