INDIANAPOLIS MONUMENTAL MARATHON
November 7, 2009

Course Photo-documentation by runner Rodney Pygoya Chang
Copyright 2009 by Rodney Chang

 

Looking down from the Westin Hotel, runners heading to starting line to the left side of photo. Start is at 8 am
for both Full and Half (did half because had to be in Bloomington by car by noon).  It was an unusually nice mid-
fifties F degrees at the start and by 10 am in the low 60s F.  The hotel is convenient as it was only 2 blocks from
the start as well as the finish line.

 

 

At the Starting Line

 

 

 

For this 2nd annual Monumental, around 6,000 participated

 

 

 

We're off and here's my supporting wife and daughter (we drove straight from the Finish Line to Bloomington- an hour's drive- 
to attend the Indiana Hoosiers  vs. Wisconsin Badgers football game at Indiana University where she is a freshman)

 

 

 

Her shot of me

 

 

 

My own stationary shot, then back, off and running!

 

 

 

The start and finish is close to the state capitol (on the left)

 

 

State Capitol

 

 

Passing the Westin where we lodged

 

 

The Hyatt is close to the Westin; it's a side street along the running course.

 

 

Different eras

 

 

Another pedestrian overpass (especially useful for harsh winter weather)

 

 

 

 

Home of the Indinapolis Colts!

 

 

Old train station

 

 

Under an overpass

 

 

That's star Peyton Manning, No. 18,  on the wall

 

 

 

 

Yes, I am a Colts/Manning fan

 

 

1 mile

 

 

Hint of Christmas around the corner

 

 

Running under Madison Avenue

 

 

 

 

 

 

We return towards the stadium on a loop along Capitol, McCarty, South and Delaware

 

 

2 miles

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