I will let the words tell the story for this blog. There are not many words that could describe the dedication, fortitude and drive I see in the participants of this marathon. I have covered many marathons but the Marine Corps. Marathon is by far the most touching as well as most enthusiastic I have ever seen. With the opening of a flyover by Marine Ospreys, standing in front of the iconic Iwo Jima statue at the end and seeing the drive for those last yards to compete the race is incomparable to anything I have shot. The crowds along the sides, water areas handled by Marines in uniform, the row of flags, as well as the emotions of the runners themselves make this an event you would never want to miss.