CIM Photos!

The official marathon photos from CIM are up!

The good news:

  • I actually look like I’m running in all of them (i.e., one foot is off the ground at all times).
  • I don’t look like death.
  • I don’t look like I’m about to throw up.
  • I’m not being obstructed by anyone.
  • A few feature AEW, my pacer for miles 20.5-25.5.
  • Good finisher photo with medal in hand.

The bad news:

  • The photos from the course were taken from a high angle, meaning you can hardly see my face from under my cap.
  • I must’ve thought that they were taking the pictures earlier than they actually did; I recall posing for the photos, but this is not evident at all.
  • Related to the last point: no triumphant pose at the end. Bummer.

I might actually get one or several of these. They’re not terribly expensive, but I feel like a schmuck because, until now, I thought that only schmucks pay so much money for “official race photos.”

Without further ado, the photos!

UPDATE 12/14/12: I am officially a schmuck because I bought 3 of the photos (well, technically, the Gypsy Runner bought them for me as an early Christmas present. Isn’t he sweet??) The ones I got are posted below, without copyright tags stamped all over them.

Mile 17. Thumbs up for the VIP poncho!

Mile 17. Thumbs up for the VIP poncho!

with AEW, around mile 22?

with AEW, around mile 22?

Crossing the finish line!

Crossing the finish line!


Not so triumphant. More like relief.

Not so triumphant. More like relief.



I’m curious: have you ever paid for official race photos?


Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

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8 comments on “CIM Photos!
  1. Jeff Gallup says:

    Awesome pics! Mine always look like I’m not moving! Anyway, to answer your question.. I have not paid for a photo yet… BUT… if one from my first marathon actually comes out ok, I’m going to have to buy one 🙂 Congrats again!

    • Jen says:

      Thanks, Jeff! Yeah, my past race pictures have been a mixed bag. These were easier to pose for since the cameramen (and women) were standing on tall step stools — it was impossible to miss them. I wish you best of luck on your first marathon and good marathon photos too!

  2. XLMIC says:

    I never have…but I never looked as good as you do in these. You look GOOD.

  3. Cathryn says:

    I’ve paid for three. One from the London marathon, one from Bay to Breakers 2011 which was one of my best photos EVER and one from Healdsburg this year where I look happy and not too short! I have no qualms about buying them as long as they’re good! I say do it. I particularly like the one of you and AEW!!! And the finish one. You’ll only do your first marathon once.

    • Jen says:

      Thanks for the input, especially since I’m having a hard time deciding which one(s) to get. By the finish one, do you mean the one of me running or the one of me with the medal?

  4. Kira says:

    I vote for 2,3, and 5. By the way, check this out:

    Just think about it…

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