The leading group of athletes in today's Mens Marathon at the Commonwealth Games as they run past a water station in Pollok Park en route to the finish at Glasgow Green.
The athlete on the furthest left of this shot, Michael Shelley of Australia, went on to win the gold medal in a time of 2 hours 11 minutes 15 seconds. This was the first time in 20 years that the race had been won from an athlete from outside of Africa. No doubt a sweet victory for Shelley as he had taken the silver medal at the last games four years ago.
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tyro (21126) 2014-07-27 16:08
A lovely photograph from today - and a historic one at that, showing the eventual winner of this marathon as he passes Pollok Park.
I can imagine that the route of the marathon must have been quite crowded with spectators, so I suspect you probably did your homework well in advance and planned your position and got there pretty well ahead of the event too.
Your composition is good and what is really appealing is that Shelley has excellent eye contact with you - or your camera - and I like the way we can see water spilled from the water bottles too as that adds to the action. Just such a slight pity that we can't quite see the feet of all of the runners - I wonder if they are in your original image or not?
An excellent and historic photograph.
- Copyright: Finlay McNab (finlay) (1549)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-07-27
- Categories: Event
- Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF-S 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 II, Jessops 58mm UV Filter
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-07-27 13:40