Marathon Photo Essay #8...The Last 6 Inches of 26 Miles, 385 Yards! (Now in stories)

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Manitoba Marathon, 1981

Winnipeg Free Press photo

When I saw this guy come around that final corner his legs were like rubber. He was wavering from one side of the track to the other. I didn't think he would make it but he halted at the finish line and literally fell across.

National Press Photographers Association Award.
Canadian Press Award.

In my 'Sports and Action' collection.
In my 'Photojournalism' collection.

In the Marathon photo essay.

17 responses


    JOE FAILK gave props (20 May 2013):

    A Unique Photo Great work!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (20 May 2013):

    I can feel him going down, brilliant.

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (20 May 2013):

    Amazing capture...It really takes strength of mind well beyond physical endurance to complete a race of that magnitude....

  • Michele Wambaugh

    Michele Wambaugh (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2013):

    FAB action, moment, James!

  • Jyri Vissak

    Jyri Vissak gave props (20 May 2013):

    Great timing! Well done.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 May 2013):

    Give out,but not giving up! Great catch!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (21 May 2013):

    Feel like I'm falling with him. An incredible action shot filled with emotion.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (21 May 2013):

    your timing is key!

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (21 May 2013):

    What a capture!! I don't know how they run marathons....that would be me at mile 8~!!!!

  • Mike Melnotte

    Mike Melnotte gave props (22 May 2013):

    Whoa! Talk about timing!

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (24 May 2013):

    Wow, a really heart throbbing capture, Bravo James!!!!!!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (25 May 2013):

    luv it...GR8 1

  • Cindy Griff

    Cindy Griff   said (25 May 2013):

    Excellent timing, wonderful story of Never Surrender. Congratulations!

  • kenneth boston

    kenneth boston gave props (26 May 2013):

    What a shot' love it.

  • JP Thompson

    JP Thompson gave props (28 May 2013):

    very well captured!

  • Paul Farley

    Paul Farley gave props (29 May 2013):

    Great series! Bravo!

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece gave props (3 Jun 2013):

    WOW, not a bit of energy left in his body, but he persevered and crossed the finish line.

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