Today was a beautiful day in London for the marathon. So much so that some (and by that I mean at least five, maybe more) of the runners seemed to have woken up this morning and independently thought to themselves, "26.2 miles isn't so bad, maybe I should run it in a giant banana costume."
They weren't alone in their selection of unusual running wear. During the hour that I waited for my friend to finish, I observed many superheroes in tights with their underwear on the outside, a couple of barristers in full wigs, and a remarkable number of short bald men in tutus. The costumed runner that took the cake for me though was literally the guy in the cake (costume) - candle and all.
As if 26.2 miles isn't hard enough?
Evening update: View the BBC footage of some of the "fancy dress" people.