Belle Isle cheers Miami’s marathoners on race day

By 8 a.m., the runners crossed Belle Isle in a giant wave.

By 8 a.m., the runners crossed Belle Isle in a giant wave.

What a perfect day for the marathoners! A crisp morning, 55 degrees at the start, the first wheelchair competitors reached Belle Isle at 6:39 a.m. The first runners crossed at 7:03 a.m., a little more than 42 minutes into the race.

IMG_4306By 7:30, Venetian Way was almost shoulder to shoulder with runners of all shapes and sizes.

Lots of neighbors turned out to cheer the runners.

Lots of neighbors turned out to cheer the runners.

IMG_4370 IMG_4437 IMG_4465IMG_4457Putting on a race like this requires hundreds of volunteers.

Students from FIU worked the Baptist Health water/Gatorade station.

Students from FIU worked the Baptist Health water/Gatorade station.

IMG_4363Dr. Dribble, who was profiled in the Miami Herald last week, crossed at about 7:50 a.m.

Darren Weissman, also known as Dr. Dribble, ran the whole race dribbling two basketballs.

Darren Weissman, also known as Dr. Dribble, ran the whole race dribbling two basketballs.

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