I got up this morning grabbed the camera and proceeded to the Far West bridge where I took these two photos of the leader of the AT&T marathon running up Great Northern. He was so far ahead of the next group of three runners at this point in the race that I thought he’s the sure winner. This was at mile 16. Turns out he wasn’t the winner. Wesley Ochoro #6, finished 5th overall. The winner was Jacob Frey from Pennsylvania who completed the race in 2:20:38. Wesley finished a little more than 3 minutes later with a time of 2:24:06.
Wesley Ochoro is from Kenya. He and another runner in today’s race from Kenya are written up in today’s Austin American-Statesman, "Kenyan’s run in marathon’s for survival", by Kirk Bohls. It’s an interesting story. Allandale turned out to support the
runners. There were people at the corner of White Rock and Shoal Creek to support them as they turned on to White Rock heading to Great Northern and a number of people including 2 bagpipe players along Great Northern. And what a great day for the event.