A marathon is the same distance no matter where it’s held. 26.2 miles or when outside the U.S. – 42.194988 kilometers. A great NIKE moment today, as Greg and I attended the 2013 Shanghai International Marathon.
Enjoy the ride.
Chandelier at the NIKE Expo created with posters from consumers sharing reasons why they run.
Over 20k runners experienced the NIKE Expo space.
Runners view their image from the NIKE photo booth sharing why they run.
Runners from around the world, look for their name on the wall of registered participants.
In China, runners over the age of 65 have been denied entry to run marathons due to “health reasons.” NIKE says Just Do It and invites them to run with us.
Runners sign up for NIKE+.
Perfect backdrop for the start of the marathon.
“Hey dad, check me out.”Overwhelmed with pride.
Apollo, a NIKE Events Mgr, briefs me on the day’s logistics.
Asked to be one of 10 “officials” to shoot the starter’s pistol.
2013 Shanghai Marathon
People in China DO run.
A young runner provides inspiration.
A runner provides entertainment.
A great view at the finish line.
Even an Angry Bird enjoys the race.
Asked to speak at the winner’s presentation.
Hey Apollo, I thought you said there would be no public speaking today.
Presenting “checks” to the 1/2 marathon winners.
Presenting “checks” to the marathon winners from Ethiopia and South Africa.