We’re heading out to the marathon course early this morning, to try to get good viewing spots at whichever obstacle each of us particularly wants to see (or to start at). There will probably be tens of thousands of spectators on the course today.

Over the past couple of days, I’ve taken a look at most of the obstacles:

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obstacle 1

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obstacle 2

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obstacle 3

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obstacle 4

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In trying to find obstacle 6, I got slightly lost in the woods, but I had a lovely long walk in the cool, sweet-smelling shade.

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And then I found it, sitting quietly in the woods. I’ll be here first thing today, and I’m sure it won’t be quiet anymore, what with the huge crowd, drivers yelling encouragement and instruction to their horses, and the sound of hooves and wheels on these big wooden bridges!

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And, just because there haven’t been any horses yet in this blog post and because I think they’re gorgeous, here are a few more views of the Spanish horses of Juan Robles Marchena of Sevilla.

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