Yesterday the Wall Street Journal published an article on my wife’s uncle and godfather Hernan Barreneche, 1968 and 1972 Olympian who will compete this Sunday in the great New York City Marathon.
Accompanying the article were two of my photos of Hernan, included in this post.
Check out the WSJ article by Matthew Futterman HERE.
The photo below was one that I captured just as Hernan headed to the starting line at the 2011 World Masters Athletic Championships. I vividly recall the moment of quiet intensity. It was an uncharacteristically brisk morning in July just off the banks of Sacramento’s American River. Hernan was fighting a cold which heightened his nerves. Even with this presumable hindrance, his training and mental toughness prevailed as he we went on to win his fourth consecutive World Championships in a time of 3 hrs 17 min 17 seconds.
To learn more about Hernan and his storied running career check out his official site, built by my wife Kat: My Life the Runner.
If you’re in NYC on Sunday, be sure to score a nice spot along the race route, the NYC Marathon is one of sports greatest spectacles.