Scenes from mile 8 — the ING Miami Marathon


Belle Isle woke up early Sunday to cheering, music and 18,000 runners passing our doors. We had a great crowd out to cheer on the runners, and the island was rocking from the moment the pace car cruised by at 42 minutes into the race — about 6:50 a.m.

First to cross was an Achilles athlete in a wheelchair, and the other leaders followed. Overcast skies and a slight mist made it an easy crossing for the runners, who enjoyed water, Gatorade and bathroom stops on Venetian Way in front of The Standard.

Michael Wardian of Arlington, Va., won the men’s division, and Brett Ely of Natick, Ma., won the women’s competition. But the day really belonged to all the runners we see each morning and evening working out on our causeway, the prettiest running route in all of South Florida. Lots of neighbors got up early to cheer spouses and companions who ran the race — as well as the thousands who came to Miami for the great event. (Photos by Robin Landers)

The Miami Herald has a great video of the race.


One response to “Scenes from mile 8 — the ING Miami Marathon

  1. Great job by the runners, volunteers and Belle Isle neighbors. Guests trying to cross the street asked, “What’s going on?” “The Miami Marathon I explained.” Their response, “Who would know.” “READERS OF THE HERALD, anyone who watched the news or listened to the the radio.” I said to myself as they tried to cross Venetian Way. Safe trip home.

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