Wendy’s High School Heisman

Yes it’s that Heisman. I asked the same thing, Football???? Well it is not. Here is what’s it about…. (from http://www.wendyshighschoolheisman.com/)

Since 1994, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program has honored more than 395,000 of the nation’s most esteemed high school seniors in partnership with the Heisman Memorial Trophy® Committee. The leadership award-honorees are well-rounded young men and woman who excel in learning, performing, and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community.

Like The Heisman Memorial Trophy, the Wendy’s program believes in the pursuit of athletic and academic excellence with integrity. And in addition to honoring student accomplishments, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program inspires all future high school students to pursue their higher education goals.

Every year, the Wendy’s High School Heisman Program and The Heisman Memorial Trophy team up to recognize our nation’s most esteemed high school Seniors. The culmination of this process takes place in December in conjunction with the National Heisman Memorial Trophy presentation during Heisman Weekend in New York City. It’s here where Wendy’s selects its National High School Heisman Winners during a broadcast on ESPN networks. This partnership ensures that high school winners enjoy the prestige of national recognition for their tremendous achievements.

And once they told me who to photograph it all made sense…  Lauren Van Vlierbergen

I had one day to work at the same timeline with Espn crew.

 

 

Yoga – Fall Look

This is the shoot we did late October.

 

Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

A few images for 2014 Ironman 70.3 Steelhead

Fall Running

Fall running with Erin Chenoweth.

I wanted to keep it simple. No lights. Everything with available light. Here are some samples from the shoot.

 

 

Chicago

Its almost Chicago Marathon time. It’s the unofficial date for winter in the running community but in the past we had 90 degree weather during the race which caused the cancelation of the race. I was running that year and lucky enough to make the cut and reach finish around 3:30. It was brutal. I have seen 80s, 70s but mostly the day starts at high 50s and goes up to 70s or sometimes low 80s. Now I don’t want to jinx it but it was always dry. Now the forecast shows 50s and 50% chance of rain. We will see…

I mean if its anything like today, it will be a tough one. 40s and rain at 4th of October! This was a shot I took today, I was freezing. Last week we were shooting croissfitters in shorts and sports bras! Gotto love the weather in Chicago.

If you don’t like it, wait 15 minutes!

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More from Brooks Running shoot

This is the second round of promo shoots for Brooks Running. Track running and motion was the key focus. I always enjoy working with Brooks, they have a different approach. You can find the previous Brooks Running shoot images here: Brooks Running Images

Chicago Marathon

It’s less than a month for Chicago Marathon. While preparing some images for an editorial coming in the next few weeks I found some images to remind me how great to run this city.

Some numbers from 2013 race:

129 — Countries represented in 2013, 14 more than last year. Eighty-five countries have more participants than in 2012.

10,264 — Number of participants from outside the U.S., or about 23 percent of the field. That’s 40 percent more than the international contingent last year, highlighting the race’s growing global reputation.

6 — Number of U.S. states with more participants this year than last year (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island), though all 50 states are represented.

69 — Number of wheelchair participants, more than double the number who entered last year.

77,760 — Gallons of water given out along the course during the race, or about 1.7 gallons per runner. That’s only about 10,000 gallons less than the amount of water in the Caribbean Reef exhibit at the Shedd Aquarium. There are 1.3 million cups used for water along the course and 1.1 million cups used for Gatorade.

1,500 — Number of “medical personnel” on hand during the race and, incidentally, the number of porta-potties along the course.

35.3 — Average age of female runners, who make up 44.9 percent of the field. The 25- to 29-year-old age range is the most popular (4,455 women). There are 211 women running who are age 19 or younger and one woman older than 74.

39.2 — Average age of male runners, who make up 55.1 percent of the field. The 30- to 34-year-old age range is the most popular (4,147 men). There are 194 men running who are age 19 or younger and six men running who are 80 or older.

1.7 million — Estimated number of spectators along the 26.2-mile course, which runs through 29 Chicago neighborhoods.

12,000 — Number of participants running for a charity (140 “teams”), or just more than a quarter of the field. Charity runners set an event record last year by raising $15.3 million, adding to the total raised from the Chicago Marathon since 2002 to about $100 million.