John Hall frequently photographs his mid-Missouri surroundings, and he has been sharing his images with the Missourian for several years. See John's photos here, then scroll down to see a video submitted by reader Brad Wilmot, who was on the trail during the race.
On a steamy Saturday morning, a long steady line of ladies ran, walked and panted their way up Chapel Hill Road past my home. I had enough energy to pick up my camera and take a few photos of people who are a lot tougher than I am. Had someone captured a photo of me it would have been in the crawling position. My hat is off to every one of these ladies and a couple of guys who made the journey.
At this point of the half-marathon the ladies had five more miles to go to complete the course. I mentioned that to a few of them, and luckily no one had a disparaging word in return. They were all troopers for a great cause.
(If you can't see the slideshow embedded above, view it on Flickr here.)
UPDATE: Reader Brad Wilmot shot a video on the trail during the race, between Scott Boulevard and Forum Boulevard. Can you spot yourself or people you know?
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