Chicago Marathon - 22 Oct 06

Team-Asha from Austin travelled to Chicago to run in one of the nations largest marathons.

Carb loading for the marathon;
Me, Ganesh, Gaurav;
Anurag and Anita with the ethiopian thali.
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Lamb ready to be slaughtered
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Mile 6.5 mile; Ganesh and Anurag
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The crowd never thinned
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Gaurav and Anita coming up
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Mile 9; Ganesh comes in
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Anurag reaches for his refill cytomax bottle
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Weather was simply amazing and people were still enjoying themselves; I see a small yellow in the background
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It's Santhosh and his cousin Venkat
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61 yr old uncle; Ran the marathon in 6 hrs 15 mins; A team asha runner
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Anita and Gaurav
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Me trying to travel to mile 17 by train (so is everyone else cheering); I had to switch 3 trains and it took me as long as it took Ganesh to run there!!
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Trying to give an idea of the 47,000 strong runners.
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A million strong cheering crowd.
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Anurag cramping, but going strong.
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Anita and Gaurav coming in; I went bandit after that, look for me in the official pics :);
This is what people look like after the marathon
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Runner Time
Vinod Viswanath 4:22:26
Ganesh Krishnamoorthy 4:45:19
Anurag Komanduri 5:22:02
Santhosh Padmanabhan 5:22:52
Gaurav Agarwal 5:47:33
Anita Komanduri 5:47:34