Here are some pictures of the Soldier Marathon. The boys and I were able to see Brad 7 times along the route. There were 1200 runners but less than half of them did the full marathon.
This picture is close to mile 21... the boys decided to give daddy fives to help him finish strong.Here's our runner entering Uptown Columbus... I think this might have been about mile 15. It was a very, very beautiful day.
This is Brad passing us on his way out (the fives picture above is on the way back). My best guess is mile 12 or so. The course wasn't out-and-back, some parts were repeats and some weren't. We were the only spectators at this little spot.
And here he is running to the finish line. Can you see his escort? Wilson has had a runner's high since his run the night before. He was determined to run the last leg with Brad. He actually asked if he could run the last mile, but I had no idea where that would've been so he just ran in the last little bit down the avenue of flags at the National Infantry Museum.
Brad finished his first marathon in 4 hours and 48 minutes. We are so proud of him. He's begun talking about when the next one will be... it did take a couple days for him to start talking about that. ;)