It was a rainy 2011 Honda L.A marathon but the rain was not stopping anyone especially the photographers. The following are my favorite pictures from 2011 L.A marathon.
Female Winner Buzunesh Deba kisses her husband at the finish line. Source, huffingtonpost
The beautiful story of the day: Kelly Gneiting finished Sunday’s Los Angeles Marathon in 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds, probably establishing a Guinness world record for someone his size. Source, L.A. Times blog.
Kelly Gneiting holds the Guinness world record for the heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon. The 40 year old, former sumo wrestling champion finished 2011 L.A marathon in a time of 9 hours, 48 minutes and 52 seconds.
Kelly showed everyone how tough it is to finish a 26 mile marathon.
He weighed 400P at the start and weighed 396.2 pounds after the marathon.
Gneiting jogged the first eight miles and walked the final 18, saying afterward that he lost track of where he was after mile 10 because he felt delirious.
Kelly, A hard days’ work!
Never Say Die Spirit
“I was really struggling in the last five miles,” he said, “but I said to myself, ‘If I have to crawl, I will.'”