Photo of the Week – A Marathon in Vienna

A few years ago, I went to Vienna as part of a series of offices visits for a client. Vienna meetings were conveniently scheduled for a Friday so the weekend could be enjoyed in the former Imperial capital.

As the Peachtree Road Race approaches in my hometown, a race I ran for 10 yrs before deciding the 1 mile walk from home to be a spectator was more fun, I think of the happy coincidence: it was the weekend of the Vienna Marathon. I have such luck sometimes. The same happened when I visited Florence.

Marathons, or any road race for that matter, offer great opportunities for photos of the human effort. However, one of my favorite pictures captures one of the most important spots along a marathon route: the water stops…¬†This is the aftermath¬†after one such stop…

Runners and paper cups on the Vienna marathon

(Photo taken with Canon EOS Rebel)


  1. Wow… I wonder how long it took to clean that up. Cool shot!
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  2. JR Schmitt says:

    Would love to run in Vienna, not sure I’d like a full marathon there, but it’d be a great way to see the city. Now, in those cups – wine or water?

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