The Horses, before the start…photo by PhotoRun.net.
A trooper of the Blues & Royals…photo by PhotoRun.net.
The start of the ASICS British 10k…photo by PhotoRun.net.
ASICS British 10k London Run, by Victah Sailer
annual ASICS British 10K London Run celebrated its 10th anniversary
today on a balmy summer day. Some 25,000 runners gathered to run the
race through central London that passes some of London’s finest
historic and world renowned sights.
Runners just after the start, ASICS British 10k, photo
The event started
at Hyde Park corner with a show of British ceremonial splendour. The
crowds were treated to the mounted band of the Blues and Royals and the
band of H.M. Lifeguards performing in the run up to the start, before
the race was started with the sound of a cannon fired by members of the
Kings Troop Royal Household Artillery.
The Royal British Marching Band adds some music to the event, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Runners enroute, passing Big Ben, photo by PhotoRun.net.
The Kids Race, ASICS British 10k, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Runners of all abilities
joined some of the sports top athletes on a course which takes in part
of the proposed 2012 Olympic route, and the crowds gathered in the
sunshine at the finish on Whitehall to watch Ruben Iildogo carry a 1948
Olympic torch over the finish line to take first place more than a
minute ahead of his nearest rival, in a time of 29.32. The first woman
to cross the line was Genetesh Tamirat in a time of 35.20.
Runners nearing the finish, ASICS British 10k, photo by PhotoRun.net.
The Green Park Ladies Club, ASICS British 10k, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Finally, reaching the finish! ASICS British 10k, photo by PhotoRun.net.
Behind the scenes of the ASICS British 10k…by Larry Eder
What is also amazing about this weekend was the travel schedule of our photographer, Victah Sailer. Victah flew to Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday for the Athletissima meeting on Thursday. On Friday, he flew to Newcastle, England for the AVIVA British GP/Gateshead DL, which was held on Saturday afternoon. After that, he caught the last flight from Newcastle to London for the ASICS British 10k the next morning! We hope that you enjoy his view of the road race!
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