Colliseum in Rome
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.
Rome Marathon had plenty of drink stations.
The lady on the left is clapping for us - thanks!
Not so pretty to look at along the running route, but still cool to see a part of the city I probably normally wouldn't on a vacation to Rome.
This group of people decided to watch the runners instead of attending mass this morning. The pope was there and on the big screen.
Words cannot describe this moment as I ran towards the Basicila. It was totally surreal.
Major road to the Basilica is closed off for the runners.
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!