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NY Marathon – In Pictures

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Carbo-loading the night before the marathon with Hoa, Mike, Rob, Susannah, Emily, Jeff and their family

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Hoa took this pic:  me, very tired at 6am getting ready to catch the ferry


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Racing across the Verazzano-Narrows Bridge (which takes you from Staten Island to Brooklyn)

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Rob at mile 8ish

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Me at mile 8ish

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Rob at mile 20ish

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Running alongside one of the (rude) Italian runners (Seno will concur)

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Me at mile 20ish (artwork by Hoa)

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Crossing the finish line…HOORAY!

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Finisher’s pic

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Getting pizza after the race!

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Thanks for being our cheerleaders Hoa and Mike!


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