NPR followed eight runners on their journey to the 118th Boston Marathon. Here is what it looks like to stare 26.2 miles in the face, and finish.
I worked hard to wrangle the photos for this post. I’m glad all of the NPR8 participated and were able to submit photos. It’s a really personal thing to ask people to take selfies or photos of themselves, especially doing something not that glamorous.
We’ve experimented with self-portraiture a little at NPR and I think it works really well when there’s a lot of participation. Whether that means getting ahold of a small group or doing a callout to a really large group, it’s better to a pool of images for variety.
I’m also grateful that our participants were willing to stand up to anonymous internet commenters, after running a marathon. They are very brave souls.