MARATHON COURSE PHOTOGRAPHS BY PARTICIPANT RUNNER DURING THE RACES!
WEB SITE OF MARATHON MANIAC MEMBER NO. 2352,
My Story is No. 51 in "The Marathon Maniacs" book, published 2012
Dr. Rodney "Pygoya" Chang is a member of the Marathon Maniacs club
I run hundreds of miles
to provide runners a glimpse of great scenery and landmarks of
some of the world's running marathons as I look for art in the running. I search courses to
render one or more paintings from scenery along the race course. For runners, my photo-
documentation of courses provide information on course terrain, crowd support, landmarks,
and weather possibilities for the annual races. I also try to capture the spirit of the event.
- Pygoya (aka Dr. Rodney Chang) artist/photographer/dancer/dentist/marathoner/ufo enthusiast/novelist - sample story telling (tale about an elderly marathoner)
OF THE MARATHON : 2005-2011
- BY RODNEY PYGOYA CHANG
MARATHON COURSE ART
MARATHON COURSE ART -
toughest course on the planet?
Marathon Art 2002 - ten years ago 3D gallery Marathon Art Show -2012
SCENIC SPOTS ON THE BIG ISLAND COURSE -2012 NORTH SHORE MARATHON HAWAII ART - 2012
KAUAI MARATHON - 2012 International Big Island Marathon, Hilo art show 2013
Island Marathon, Hilo, Hawaii - 3/2005 (5:45)
Eugene Walk With Me Marathon, Eugene, Oregon - 6/05 (4:45:59)
Maui Marathon, Maui, Hawaii - 9/05
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, HI - 12/05
New Las Vegas Marathon, Las Vegas, Nevada, 12/10/06 oops
P.F. Chang Rock n' Roll Arizona Marathon,Phoenix,Arizona,1/14/07 (4:52:44)
Kona Marathon, info on Marathon, Keauhou-Kona, Hawaii, June 24, 2007 Map (5:59)
Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Marathon,Volcano, July 28, 2007, toughest in world (7:08)
Portland Marathon, Portland, Oregon, October 7, 2007
Los Angeles Marathon, Los Angeles, California, March 2, 2008 (5:27)
San Diego Rock n' Roll Marathon, San Diego, CA, June 1, 2008 (5:26)
San Francisco Marathon, San Francisco, CA, August 3, 2008 (4:55)
Seattle Marathon, Seattle,WA, November 30,2008 (5:03)
New Orleans Marathon, New Orleans, LA, February 1, 2009 (5:14)
Nashville Rock n' Roll Marathon, Nashville, TN, April 25, 2009 (6:28:55 - Hot 87F) News Fatality Results
Minneapolis Marathon, Minneapolis, MN, May 31, 2009 (6:13 - Hot 84F)
Kauai Marathon, Kauai, Hawaii, September 6, 2009 (6:08-rolling hills))
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, Indianapolis, IN, Nov.7, 2009
Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, Arkansas, March 7, 2010 (5:39)
Big Island International Marathon, Hilo, Hawaii, March 21,2010 (5:36) Inducted into Marathon Maniacs! (2 marathons in 2 weeks)
Big-D Texas Marathon, Dallas, Texas, April 11, 2010 (5:57)
Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon, Oklahoma, April 25, 2010 (5:40)
Missoula Marathon, Missoula, Montana, July 11, 2010 (5:29:31)
Indianapolis Monumental Marathon, IN, November 6, 2010 (5:41:15)
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 12,2010 (7:40 cramps/walk)
UCC Coffee Kona Marathon, Keauhou-Kona, Hawaii, June 26, 2011 (5:49) same course as 2007 but through new shopping center with Ross, Petco, Office Depot, etc. Finisher Results
Maui Marathon, Wailuku-Lahaina, Hawaii, September 18,2011
Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 11,2011(6:39)
14th Annual Hilo Big Island Marathon, Hilo, Hawaii, March 18, 2012 (6:20) news
2nd Annual North Shore Hawaii Marathon, Haleiwa, Hawaii, April 15, 2012 (6:47)
19th Annual Kona Marathon, Kona, Hawaii, June, 20, 2012 (6:09; my 43rd marathon)
4th Annual Kauai Marathon, Kauai, Hawaii, September 2, 2012 (6:09; 44th marathon)
40th Annual Honolulu Marathon, Honolulu, Hawaii, December 7. 2012 (6:49; 45th marathon)
International Big Island Hilo Marathon art show, Hilo, Hawaii, March 17, 2013 (6:01; 46th marathon)
I'm proud to be in Marathon Maniac's book, The Marathon Maniacs, The World's Most Insane Running Club, 2012 - 77 stories selected from over 5,000 members. I'm story "No. 51"
Check it out and buy it now!
Marathon running more popular than ever (2012)-
COMMENTS- (send to - email )
Hi. I am a marathon maniac known as the medal guy. Are you a maniac? I couldn't find you, but you advertise them. I just wrote an article for Marathon and Beyond. Due out May/June issue. I think I will send your page to them as you are quite good and they may like your art work. I know I do. Your pics are amazing!!!! Drop me a quick line if you could. See you on the road, Paul - Feb. 2010
(Running 2 marathons
in 16 days or 3 marathons in 90 days qualifies for Marathon Maniac membership
at the Bronze level
- see other levels' criteria @ MarathonManiacs.com )
Dr. Chang, I am certain that Indianapolis will not be too hot on November 8. The Minneapolis photos were excellent. If I ever entered the Minneapolis Marathon I feel I would know what to expect. I had the opportunity to run the San Diego Rock 'n' Roll Marathon on May 31, 2009. The course seemed very familiar because I had seen your photos before running it. Chicago would be a great course to photograph. I have entered Chicago four times and I am always impressed by the number of spectators lining the course. The buildings and the neighborhoods are interesting too. Sincerely, D. Dudek Summer, 2009
It was with great pleasure that I reviewed the photos of the BIIM course that you have shared with the world. Thank you! In self interest, I am wondering if you could e-mail me photo #15 (counting from beginning photo that is posted) that was taken at the start----I am dead center, #954 in the white shirt and it is the only photo I have of me in the event! I neglected to take my camera that day thinking that there would be photos of all finishers, but alas, I missed being photoed crossing the finish line. Next best is that I would be able to get a photo e-mailed of me at the start. I would greatly appreciate it if you could e-mail this photo to me. Thank you very much, F.H., New Mexico 5/12/2010
Subject: Big D Finisher Certificate Date: Wed, 2 Jun 2010 16:08:36 -0500 From: Sherry Herndon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Thank you for your participation in the 2010 Big D Texas Marathon. Marathon finisher, Dr Rodney Chang of Hawaii took some incredible photos of the entire marathon. To view - http://www.marathoncoursephotos.com/Dallas2010/index.html
Wow -- this is incredible! You have done an amazing job -- do you do this for all the marathons that you run? It's like a great present! And I really appreciate your opinion that we are the No. 1 Scenic Country Road Marathon -- I'll pass it on to the Course Director who worked very hard on finding a course that people from many parts of the country and the world will appreciate.
Thank you so much for running the Missoula Marathon. Jen Jennifer Straughan Race Director Missoula Marathon PO Box 7965 Missoula, MT 59807 email@example.com
I admire you in running all these marathons and I certainly enjoyed looking at the pictures of your last two marathons in Texas and Oklahoma. Thanks for sending over the pictures for the Missoula Marathon, as I will definitely will be looking at those too.
Thanks for sharing these wonderful Montana marathon pics with me. I really enjoyed them! The route seemed scenic indeed! Certain pics actually made me feel that I wished that I was running with you experiencing it too! Can you believe it?!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soooooooooooooo beautiful, scenic and peaceful!
The (Volcano) National Park didn't want to continue the run inside their boundries. They felt it was too high a liability.
-Former race director, Sept. 2010
Rodney, Good to hear from you- Bloomington would be a great site for a road marathon. Our organization is focused totally on off-road events throughout the state of Indiana (trail running, mountain biking, etc). If you're in town on our marathon date you could join our Yellowwood Lake Fun Run, like the marathon but it's only 5 miles. Brian Holzhausen DINO Director 317-336-7553
Pygoya, the Running Photographer
The Running Artist
A marathoner tale in this collection of fiction by Rodney Chang, available at Amazon.com
More books by Rodney Chang
personal history - running a marathon by myself
MEMBER OF ROSWELL FINE ARTS LEAGUE, ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO
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RUN THESE MARATHONS AND TRY TO FIND THESE
ALONG THE WAY!
Eugene Oregon Marathon Art Finds -2009
Las Vegas Marathon - on the Strip - 2009
Maui Marathon Art Discovered - 2009
Hilo Marathon Art Treasures -2009
Volcano Marathon Art Eruption 2009
Runner's Honolulu Downtown Gallery - Pygoya Gallery
If you have photos of marathon routes, please email me. I will create web pages and give credit to you as photographer/runner. Comments on the course and on specific photographs are very much appreciated!
I pay your entry fee for a marathon for photographs on the course, to include
photos of each of the
posted mile markers of the race. Send photos for review. If the photos are excepted upon inspection, I pay (reimburse you)
the entry fee for the race. If payment is made for the race, no credit is provided online as to identity of the photographer.
I am especially keen to get course route photos of the following marathons - Boston, Chicago, New York City, Dallas, Miami & Marine Corps
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Informative newsletter from Volcano runners club, comparing the Hilo and the Maui marathons
From MarathonGuide.com - about our sport:
There were nearly 468,000 marathon finishes in the USA in 2009 - an increase of approximately 9.9% over 2008. That's the largest year-to-year growth in finisher numbers since MarathonGuide.com began keeping industry records in 2000 and surpasses even the year-to-year growth seen in the abnormal year of 2001 to 2002 when travel and finisher numbers were down in 2001 after 9/11, leading to the unrealistic growth percentage in 2002. As has been the trend, women continued to make up a higher percentage of the total finishers, reaching a record 40.5% of finishers in 2009. We're finishing up our reports and will have the full report before the end of January.
The first decade of the new millennium saw marathoning changed forever, as professional athletes ran faster than their predecessors had ever imagined. On the men's side, the 2:06 barrier that was broken just once before 2000, was surpassed 24 times, while the world record was pushed below the seeming impossible barrier of 2:04. After a drought in the 90s through 2000, American distance runners emerged as formidable competitors, earning medals at the Olympics and other high profile international races. The 21st Century was also a new era for the female marathoner with record numbers drawing to the sport; and a new female marathon world record from Paula Radcliffe (2:15:25) in a time that may never be beaten.
Info on Hawaii's 8 official/sanctioned marathons - do 'um all!
|3/20/05||Big Island Marathon||Hilo, HI||USA|
Maui OceanFront Marathon
|3/16/03||Kauai Marathon (extinct)||Poipu, HI||USA|
|7/29/06||Kilauea Volcano Wilderness Runs||Volcano, HI||USA|
|6/19/05||UCC Coffee Kona Marathon||Keauhou-Kona, HI||USA|
inaugural Kauai Marathon
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my 2005 training log
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