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Sunday, November 11, 2012

YEAH! Buddy Ran His First Marathon ~ 11-10-12

MARATHON BUD DID IT!!! 
HE CROSSED THE FINISH LINE:-)

It was so festive. As he ran under the finish point, the man on the loudspeaker roared..."And here we have Buddy Johnson, age 60, from Lexington, VA." It was so cool. There were quite a few after him, but he managed to make it in under the seven hours. WOOHOO!!!!!!!! Saturday he is going to run the Roanoke Half Marathon. I guess he has that incurable 
"Runner for Life" disease. 

Time for contemplation before leaving for the race.

Eloise and Sage made a sign, 
and they each had blue cow bells to ring.

Buddy stopped long enough for a photo-op with the girls.

Gene waiting for Bud to round the last curve.

Almost there.

WOOHOO...He did it!

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2012 Anthem Richmond Marathon
BibFirst NameLast NameAgeGenderCityStateCountry10k SplitHalf Split20 Mile SplitClock TimeNet TimePlaceGender PlaceDiv PlaceDivision
7232BUDDYJOHNSON60MLEXINGTONVA1:34:233:23:475:12:316:56:206:49:534698256877MEN -- 60 THROUGH 64
This post is linked with Our World Tuesday and Shadow Shot Sunday 2.


25 comments:

  1. Wow! Well done Buddy. I dedicate tomorrow's run to you.

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  2. That is incredible, the time is so sharp. Gongrats!

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  3. Wow congrats to you Buddy! Keep on running!

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  4. Makes my heart race!!! What joy...what a feat to accomplish.

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  5. Wonderful photos ... a beauty. I love how emotional they are. Greetings.
    Saludos.

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  6. What an awesome accomplishment! Very inspirational. :)

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  7. Way to go Buddy. He doesn't even look tired.

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  8. Congratulations to Buddy. I love the shots of your grandchildren. Looks like a fun event.

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  9. Very cool! Congrats to Buddy! Loved the photos, thanks for sharing. I wish him best of luck on the next marathon. Have a great week ahead.

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  10. That's fantastic!! Congratulations to Buddy indeed!! And I agree with Debby, he doesn't even look tired! Love your pics for the day and I wish him the best, too, on the next marathon!! Hope you both have a great week, Genie!!

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  11. Congratulations upon this achievement ! I will try to run the Marathon over here next year. You surely are a role model. Always a safe step ahead.


    daily athens photo

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  12. Wonderful shots from the event. That is incredible feat by Buddy.

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  13. Pretty cool that he did this! I could not even run around the block. Congrats to him!

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  14. Good for Buddy! He didn't evem look tired at the end. Someday will he try for the NYC marathon?

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  15. Many, many congratulations. I managed the LOndon marathon just the once. I couldn't face all that training to ever do another one so I send my heartfelt respect to you on your achievement.

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  16. to run wow, in order a marathon one must train a lot and then one is a great sport man...
    best regards Geli

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  17. Well Done Buddy - I am looking at Gene's face anticipating Buddy coming round the last turn - PRIDE lights up his face and Buddy returned that with recognition to Gene. A moment to be most proud and of course the Girls in support. How SWELL IS THAT, EH.

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  18. CONGRATULATIONS are certainly in order. Finishing is what it is all about!
    My husband started the Riverside Runners many years ago..and now it sort of has taken on a life of it's own. Running was a huge part of his life.

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  19. That's a great challenge to participate and finish! Thanks for stopping by!

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