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Posted by
Curly (South Shields, United Kingdom) on 9 October 2009 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

The Great North Run is the world's largest half marathon and on Sunday 20th. September the 21st running of the event saw 54000 entrants completing the 13.5 mile course from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to the finish line in South Shields. Race organiser Brendan Foster, a former Olympian, thought that the 2009 Great North Run was the best ever.
This series attempts to tell a few short pictorial stories of the race, the organisation, the runners, and the spectators, on a day blessed with clear blue skies and warm weather.

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Steve from Swindon, United Kingdom

Love your series of the Great North Run. This group of photos has inspired me to 'have a go' at the local half marathon on Sunday 11 Oct - weather permitting

9 Oct 2009 7:21am

Vitor Martins from Lisboa, Portugal

Nice catch:)

9 Oct 2009 8:02am

ghetu from Mainly Mumbai, India

ha ha. nice one.

9 Oct 2009 9:29am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

Zut!! I do not have a cobweb anymore!!

Too bad, I am going to run !!


9 Oct 2009 10:06am

Mathilde Collot from Fontainebleau, France

Whouah!! Magnifique portrait? Le vrai? Celui qui se déguise et qui grimpe en haut des buildings? Notamment ceux de la Défense à Paris? Et même la tour Effel ?

9 Oct 2009 10:20am

PANAMEPHOTOS from Champigny Sur Marne, France

but or is Batman

9 Oct 2009 12:47pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

Very cool! Our grandson would go bonkers over this!!

9 Oct 2009 1:03pm

Amanda from Jersey City, United States

I couldn't imagine running any sort of marathon with a mask over my face! I feel short of breath just looking at this person! :)

9 Oct 2009 1:20pm

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Go Spidie go! I am with Amanda on this one.

9 Oct 2009 1:45pm

Onlymehdi from Wayne, United States

lol. why is he in a race.
great shot

9 Oct 2009 4:37pm

Francine from Buire le sec, France

Great picture and for him a good way to loose weight! You have the right eye indeed.

9 Oct 2009 5:51pm

Tkf15h from Recife, Brazil

Good shot! This sort of event must be lots of fun for a photographer.
More impressive than running a marathon and wearing a mask, is running a marathon and wearing a mask at his age. Does his left hand look a bit old, or is that just me?

9 Oct 2009 7:43pm

Graça B. from Lisboa, Portugal

Then, shouldn't Spider-Man be crawling up the walls or flying between buildings? Nice capture.

9 Oct 2009 7:53pm

LESLIE from norwich, United Kingdom

Nice one Curly... Bet he was a bit HOT in that suit

9 Oct 2009 8:30pm

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

It seems Spiderman has stooped to a new low, having a decidedly unfair advantage!

9 Oct 2009 10:28pm

Lambspun from Madison, Maine, United States

High fives for this shot Curly!! :) Great capture!

10 Oct 2009 1:21am

Ajay from Pune, India

Spiderman's suit is getting loose. He needs to gain more fat.

10 Oct 2009 2:49am

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

I'll bet he got hot in that!

10 Oct 2009 5:50am

mohammad_hosein from Tehran, Iran

spiderman forever !
amazing photography ...

10 Oct 2009 3:11pm

Bill Laing from Corvallis, OR, United States

You have to be a little crazy to run a marathon--you've proved it. Must have been hot in the costume.

11 Oct 2009 2:29am

Godo from Barcelona, Spain

Funny pic

21 Oct 2009 9:48am

StarCosmosBleu from Bedford.Qc, Canada

Spiderman is always running...no rest for the heros...cute shot..well done

21 Oct 2009 1:07pm