Friday, June 1, 2012

Random Friday Post: Ugly Race Pics!

One of my favorite parts of Friday is the Runner's Digest that Runner's World posts. They usually link to some crazy running stories: an article on an older-than-Boston-race where instead of t-shirts runners get pie; a piece on how the first Olympic marathon gold medalist drank brandy during the race; and one about the Ukrainian who won the "Glorious North Korea Marathon."

In addition to making sure that readers don't miss out on these important stories, they also link to new running websites. Today, they introduced me to a new site that is so awesome, I had to share it: Seriously Ugly Race Pics. Any of you who have ever run a race know that race photographers have a knack for taking photos at the worst possible moment. Trying to find an attractive race photo is like trying to find the Loch Ness monster (okay, so finding a nice running picture is a little easier now that America has been introduced to "Ridiculously Photogenic Runner Guy").

While bad photos abound, however, some are truly awful. Thankfully, the girls behind Seriously Ugly Race Pics have made it their mission to ensure that rather than go to waste, those truly terrible photos bring some joy into our hearts. I suggest you check out the site, but in the meantime, here are two of my favorites:

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