THE 2005 BIG ISLAND INTERNATIONAL MARATHON
THROUGH A RUNNER'S EYES (PYGOYA, WEB ARTIST)
"artist in the running"
An energic bunch of volunteers welcome us into "rural" northeast edge of Hilo town
We turn from the old Hamakua coast road to the modern highway
today's increased traffic needs
The 6 mile mark
My favorite runners photo on this marathon route
My unofficial "poster boy" of the 2005 Big
Island International Marathon;
this charming child was greeting each passing runner with a wide smile and flower:
his spirit embodies the friendly local "Ohana" for visitors by the residents on this island.
A senior resident retrieves her Sunday paper as runners pass through her village.
We got 7 miles conquered.
From such towns, more the size of a village, it's back to winding forested hillsides.
I always see art in such tree root structures.
Passing over a shimmering lost river stream
Some past generation of construction workers built this in the
forest to travel
over this timeless waterfall.
continue marathon course