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        October 26th, Upcoming Events

While the weather chills the events around town look to be heating up. Here are three that look very cool. I'm almost definitely going to almost, but not quite, make some of them.

(1) Exposure Detroit's November 9th Meeting





(2) The Scarab Club Annual Photography Exhibition



(3) The Nov 6th Launch of the 2009 Pontiac Vibe at the State (Fillmore) Theatre







        October 22nd, Fire in a Dwelling

While chasing around the backstreets to avoid the blocked off sections of town during the Marathon I came across the DFD dealing with ongoing eastside burnout. Three or four engines were stretching on what looked like an abandoned property at the corner of Kirby and Jos Campau. One of the parts of town that boasts more burned out vacant lots than occupied properties. On the bright side more of this land on the north and south of East jefferson appears to be being cleared and reused for high quality new homes.




Detroit Free Press Marathon

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Detroit Free Press Marathon

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Detroit Free Press Marathon

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Detroit Free Press Marathon

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        October 21st, The 2007 Detroit Free Press/Flagstar Marathon

An early start this Sunday to grab a few shots of the Marathon...




Detroit Free Press Marathon
General confusion superintended by the DPD always surrounds the start
with lost runners milling around and friends trying to find a good spot to watch
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
The wheelchair start generally catches me by surprise
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
The most notable aid to confusion is that it is DARK. The race seemed even darker this year
starting about 45 mins before sunrise.
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
The first dark mile or two heads up Michigan perhaps for the last time by Tiger Stadium
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
Corktown as ever put on a rousing show to fully wake everyone
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
Then off to Mexicantown and Grand Boulevard
with the bridge getting ever closer.
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
Just about dawn as the main pack stream over into Canada
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
One direction of the bridge and tunnel blocked for the runners
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
About 20 minutes later the front runners reappear from the tunnel
heading by Cobo back towards Michigan Av
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
As always the Kenyans ran a strong race,
Christopher Kiprotich eventually taking the win
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
But even as the front runners head past the RenCen the 16,000+ field
still stream over the bridge.
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
A great mix of professional athletes
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
and strong runners
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
with a terrific group of race supporters around the course
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Detroit Free Press Marathon
Volunteers and the DPD all helping to make another great event
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For shots from the 2006 race, check here (scroll down to October 30th).

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      [1] American City



      [2] Coleman Young: Quotes



      [3] Motoons


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