A solitary runner sits on a rock. Resting. Contemplating. The heat bears down on him. He holds his finishers medal in his hands. The agony of the race, was it worth it?
I shot the above image last year at Brazen Racing's Tarantula Run. The previous year I had done the half marathon, and it was brutal! The year this photo was taken, I did the 10k, which was hard enough in the heat. Some time after I had crossed the finish line, and after I'd grabbed my camera to take some post-race shots, I saw this gentleman sitting on a rock. I couldn't tell which distance he ran, but the look of exhaustion tells me it was the half marathon. I snapped this shot as quickly as I could. This image captures exactly what it was like to run such a long distance, climb up towards the sky, and have the sun beat down on you.
Though like most half marathoners, including myself, I'm sure this guy rested a bit, then went home and planned for his next race.