Toky Photography

Thank you!

Posted in Marathons, Photo Essay, Running, San Francisco, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on August 10, 2010

Thank you to everyone who has visited, commented and e-mailed me about the Spirit of the San Francisco Marathon Photo essays!

I am very grateful to all of you and excited to announce that because of the huge success that project has been, I am starting a website dedicated exclusively to the photo essays as well as other running goodies. Not only that, I’m already in touch with other marathons to create other photo essays documenting different races around the country.

I love ALL your comments! Including comments made directly to me by three (!!!) different friends who asked me: “were you talking about me when you said that everyone gives excuses not to run a marathon?”… so for the record, I wasn’t talking about anyone in particular. The essays are full of “inside jokes” for runners, and we -all- hear those comments, and those are like the TOP comments that we all hear. So… anyways, I thought that was amusing… the more I do this the more I realize we runners are crazy people. Regular folk don’t need to run if they don’t want to đŸ™‚ to each their own

Anyhow, I am hard at work on the marathon photo website. In the meantime, here are what some Facebook folks had to say about the photos over at the San Francisco Marathon Facebook page.

Speaking of Facebook… are you my fan on Facebook? and are you following me on Twitter? If not, this is a great opportunity to do so.

Overheard at The San Francisco Marathon facebook page

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The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part II

Posted in Photo Essay, Running, San Francisco, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 28, 2010

This is part II of The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon. You can read part I here.

4:54:04 AM. Self portrait @ hotel just before stepping out.

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The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part I

Posted in Marathons, Photo Essay, Running, San Francisco, Toky Photography by tokyphotography on July 27, 2010

Backstory:

I’ve completed three Los Angeles Marathons and one Nike Human Race. On my last LA Marathon back in March, I decided to take my camera with me and do a photo essay (see that post here). I posted it on my blog and tweeted about  it. Over the next few days my photo essay was seen by more than 6,000+ people (the Marathon had 26,000 runners) and was re-tweeted over and over again. The best part of it all was all the comments that people posted as replies to my photo essay as well as all the emails I received from runners that were grateful someone had done this for them as they could use it to show their families and friends what it was like on the course. It also helped me realize we all tend to have the same thoughts as we are running.

Since then I’ve wanted to go run different marathons across the USA and document the spirit of each city. Thanks from a little help from the organizers of the race, I present you: The Spirit of The San Francisco Marathon Part I (“Getting There”).

My flight was delayed 1:30 hrs because of "fog" in San Francisco.... Once we landed I could see what they meant.

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