Michael Sally's Great Race Recap in Boring Pittsburgh

Michael Sally's Great Race Recap in Boring Pittsburgh

This 2011 City of Pittsburgh Great Race Recap is brought to you by #BurghVerified runner @MichaelSally. He ran the 10K race, which started at 9:30am in Frick Park at Beechwood Boulevard. The course is 6.2 miles and takes runners down Forbes Avenue, through CMU, across Oakland, into Downtown, and finally ending at Point State Park. It’s interesting to note that within that distance, there are three major parks and five universities. By the way, there was also a 5K race that started at Atwood and Fifth at 8am.

Keep in mind that the pics/video were taken with a cell phone… while running. Observe the timestamps to see how long it takes to get to one side of town to the other by foot. Follow @MichaelSally for a good time!

8:17 am – I’m walking to the bus now ; )

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8:43 am - At the bus stop

8:47 am – Waitin for the bus n’at #GreatRace

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8:54 am - @MichaelSally taking public transportation to the Great Race in Pittsburgh

8:56 am – On the bus…#GreatRace – its yinzer heaven – on the Pat bus!

9:03 am – Wow, people on the bus talking about how this is their first 10k…they are excited! #GreatRace

9:04 am – I ran from the South Side to Downtown #warmup #GreatRace

9:05 am – Unprotected my tweets for the #GreatRace and the spam is already happening

9:09 am – Headed to the Frick Park Market #GreatRace #Pittsburgh

9:20 am – Headed to the start line

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9:33 am - The starting line

9:34 am – At the start

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9:36 am - On your marks, get ready...

9:39 am – Here we go #GreatRace

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9:46 am – Almost Mile 1 #GreatRace

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9:46 am - First mile almost complete...

9:48 am – Getting ready for big downhill

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9:57 am - Morewood Ave at CMU

9:58 am – Mile 2 done

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10:01 am - Welcome to Oakland, where students wake up unaware that any of this even happened

10:02 am – Headed into Oakland

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10:06 am - Pitt Carpathia Music Ensemble at Batman stalking headquarters

10:08 am – Cool band

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10:10 am - Soldiers and Sailors Memorial

10:12 am – Fifth Avenue #Pittsburgh #GreatRace

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10:14 am - Meyran Ave and Lothrop St in Oakland

10:15 am – Shuffling through Oakland #GreatRace

10:18 am – Getting ready for a downhill

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10:22 am - The Blvd

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10:23 am – Downtown within sight

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10:29 am – A lot of huffing and puffing here

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10:34 am - A little free advertising for our least favorite breakfast place in Pittsburgh 🙂 SMILE!

10:36 am – Hey dude #GreatRace #Pittsburgh

10:37 am – Ok, I’m burning the last mile to pump a good mile out #GreatRace

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10:39 am - Duquesne University foot bridge

10:40 am – Almost ready to run fast, at least for me 🙂

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10:45 am - Downtown during the Great Race

10:46 am – Downtown #Pittsburgh #GreatRace

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10:50 am – Getting warmer 🙂 #Pittsburgh #GreatRace

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10:57 am - Everyone looks like they are about to keel over at the finish line

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10:59 am - Pittsburgh's Great Race 2011

11:05 am – Done with the #GreatRace I have some video to share too :)!!

11:15 am@PghRunner winning time [of the 5K] was 15:15 [10K was 30:48]

12:38 pm – Thanks everyone – I hope you enjoyed the great race tweets

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