It was a bit windy at the end of the race. Nice during the run, but not when idle.
Yes, I'm almost done! Woohoo. Marathon #5 will be completed in Rome, Italy.
I hope ULTIMO Km means LAST kilometer! I can see the Coliseum ahead.
I keep telling myself it's almost done, yet I don't see the finish line :P
Where is the finish line?! I don't see it.
I see the 40k marker! Almost done...almost done...
Saying Hi to the watchers at Piazza Navona.
Words cannot describe this moment as I ran towards the Basicila. It was totally surreal.
Running through the Vatican Walls. Next along the running route, St. Peter's Basilica.
Oy, the mess we runners make (I didn't litter here, though). At least part of our registration fee covers post race clean up.
I love this race for proving more than just bananas. They had delicious green apples, blood oranges, bananas and biscuits at this station.
First event I've ever seen provide blood oranges along the route. They were delicious!
This gentleman ran alongside runners and offered to take a picture if he/she had a camera - very sweet! Unfortunately, I think he hit the wall around mile 11 because I passed him and he no longer looked cheery.
One of the things I love most about marathons is seeing part of a city I probably wouldn't pass by as a tourist. Great way to experience a lot of town on foot!
It wasn't too hot that morning and they supplied wet sponges for runners anyway.
Even though there were plenty of portapotties at this event, the guys decided to make this field their potty ground.
This monument is for Italy's first king after unification.
This event had supporters along the entire 26.2 mile route! Amazing. Gratzie mille.
Wow, someone wore these sandals to run 26.2 miles. If I remember correctly, John saw this dude at the finish, which means he ran the event in about 3.5-4 hours. Wow!