In line for the race

04.16.2012 | 5:19 am

In line for the race

Originally uploaded by Fat Cyclist.

We’re waiting for our bus. You can see I look very excited.

We’ll be tweeting photos along the way. Follow me @fatcyclist.


  1. Comment by Caffeinated | 04.16.2012 | 6:05 am

    Good Luck! Hydrate! Go, Fatty, Go!

  2. Comment by Laura | 04.16.2012 | 6:06 am

    It’s gonna be hot! Good luck!

  3. Comment by leroy | 04.16.2012 | 7:20 am

    You know, if you borrowed a bike, it would be much easier.

    And then you could moto-pace The Hammer.

    Hydrate, it’s going to be hot!

    Allez Fatty!

  4. Comment by Cathy | 04.16.2012 | 7:30 am

    Good luck! It can’t be easy to run with an extra leg growing out of your chin. Or maybe that makes it easier…

  5. Comment by Tommysmo | 04.16.2012 | 7:37 am

    It’s going to be f’n hot, Fatty! Take your time!

  6. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.16.2012 | 7:39 am

    run fast and beat the heat! You’ll do great, or by this time you are doing GREAT!

  7. Comment by Obstinate Roadie | 04.16.2012 | 7:50 am

    I don’t envy you in the least. :)

  8. Comment by George | 04.16.2012 | 8:52 am

    Gluck Fatty and The Runner!

  9. Comment by MattC | 04.16.2012 | 9:30 am

    Oh wow…hot…that sounds pretty wonderful! (it’s been cold, windy n dreary over here in the UK the last 2 weeks…pretty chilly for a CA guy, and rain EVERY FREAKING DAY. I know…surprise surprise surprise…rain in the UK…who would’a thought.

    You’re out on the course as I type Fatty…DON’T HURT YOURSELF! Survive the RUN! Live to RIDE!

  10. Comment by JRay | 04.16.2012 | 9:43 am

    Good Luck to All…Hydrate! Then Hydrate S’more! Godspeed…

  11. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.16.2012 | 9:45 am

    Fatty & Hammer – FLY! – Like a leaf on the wind!

  12. Comment by NoTrail | 04.16.2012 | 9:47 am

    Remember, feet on the ground and you’ll do just fine. Good luck to you both.

  13. Comment by Kukui | 04.16.2012 | 10:16 am

    Go Fatty and The Hammer! You guys are amazing! Gluck in all the heat… =)

  14. Comment by Jack Bulkley | 04.16.2012 | 10:51 am

    Fatty and the Runner together at 20K split (1:58:03) with projected finish time of 4:03:09.

  15. Comment by Roger | 04.16.2012 | 12:09 pm

    Fatty and the Runner still together at 30k, 3:09:23, projected finish 4:26:22

  16. Comment by JIm B | 04.16.2012 | 12:56 pm

    35K @ 3:53, projected finish @ 4:41. However, Fatty’s pace is declining dramatically, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he ends up walking/limping in later than that.

  17. Comment by Roger | 04.16.2012 | 1:24 pm

    40k @ 4:33, pace is coming back :)

  18. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.16.2012 | 1:30 pm

    40K Elden 04:33:48; Lisa 04:32:45. I think Elden told Lisa to go on, but she has remained ~30-60 sec ahead sinve the 35K split – remaining within sight, but far enough ahead so she does not have to respond to any insistent orders to go on.

  19. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.16.2012 | 1:31 pm

    c is right next to v, perish the thought that I would ever proofread

  20. Comment by Christina | 04.16.2012 | 1:32 pm

    Does it help that I’m praying for you? I bet it does. I bet you felt great the last little bit. YOU CAN DO IT! YOU ARE BOTH AWESOME!

    PS My uncle-in-law finished in 3:37:25. I think that’s because he’s really a robot. Who runs that fast? Robots. And Kenyans.


  21. Comment by Clydesteve | 04.16.2012 | 1:39 pm

    E 4:49:48 L – 4:45:34 Finish WAY TO GO NELSONS!!!

  22. Comment by Brian | 04.16.2012 | 1:41 pm

    He’s in 4:49, can’t wait to hear the report.

  23. Comment by Kukui | 04.16.2012 | 1:43 pm

    Fatty is in at 04:49:48, and The Hammer at 04:45:34!

    Way to go, guys!!! =)

  24. Comment by ClydeinKS | 04.16.2012 | 1:56 pm

    Celebrate with an ice bath and a beer, not necessarily in that order.
    Excellent job!!

  25. Comment by AKChick55 | 04.16.2012 | 2:02 pm

    Congratulations Fatty and The Hammer! What a brutal day to run a marathon. Another reason why I’d rather ride. Running is just yuck (sorry Hammer!). :)

  26. Comment by Nurse Betsy | 04.16.2012 | 2:51 pm

    Congrats on the finish!

  27. Comment by JRay | 04.16.2012 | 3:05 pm

    You got a standing ovation from my desk. I am proud of you all…MAJOR Congrats!!!
    BTW-Thanks to all of the field correspondents for posting updates on the torture, oops, I mean progress. Great play by play.

  28. Comment by Mara | 04.16.2012 | 4:42 pm

    Saw you guys in Framingham & again in Natick!!! You looked great! Congratulations– great times in killah heat!

  29. Comment by Roger Whitney | 04.16.2012 | 6:39 pm

    You are a big ball of fatty awesomeness!!!
    Good luck and enjoy

  30. Comment by davidh-marin, ca | 04.16.2012 | 10:33 pm

    Way to go Elden, truly a fatastic effort!!! I do hope when you return home you remember to build that pedestal for Lisa a little higher than it presently is.

    Lisa, thank you for bringing the big(?) man in. I think we would all love to hear your report of what it took to keep Elden going. We know he has a lot of personal determination, but those that run also know how brutal a marathon is on the psyche.

    And thank you to everyone for putting up the splits. Made me feel like I was there watching.

    Next stop London Marathon????


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