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 that accomodates
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