Better than a still photo, I got a DVD delivered to me a month after my latest race in the Portland Marathon taken by my sister's family. (click Vimeo image) Capturing video requires planning where to catch the runner on the course and having the thumb hover the record button when you think their expected pace will have them cross the "waypoint." I have my sister's brother to thank for standing in 3.5 hours of rain to capture some "big video."
The video shows two clips; one at mile 13 on pace (3:15 finish) with the 3:15 pace group leader's sign leading the pack in search of their latest PR or BQ finish. The second clip was at mile 25 and shows the much slower pace and grimacing pain of the last mile of a marathon.
Both clips have the incessant rain falling which was a "first" for me. I've run in the snow, I've run in drizzling rain and sleet, but never 26.2 miles in a steady downpour. Waterboarding?
Needless to say, it was great to have such strong support at the race and even more meaningful to have the DVD show up a month later to relive the wet BQ that Portland was.