This guy elbowed his way to the start line for a primo selfie

As runners reached for their watches at the start of the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon, one individual opted for a selfie.

October 17th, 2016 by | Posted in The Scene | Tags: , , , , ,

An individual dressed in orange was determined to get a selfie at the front of the pack at Sunday’s Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. As others lined up, with their wrist watches ready, one participant opted for a close-up photo of himself as well as the crowd behind him.

“Can’t decide if I hate this guy for getting in the way of elites, or admire him for his dedication to the selfie game,” wrote Jeremy Rae, who captured the photo of the start.

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The runner appears to have a flag or scarf covering the front of his top, which blocks the race number. It’s unclear where exactly the selfie runner finished though the individual had a better start line position than nearly every other runner on Sunday. In the photo, the selfie runner is standing next to Reid Coolsaet, who paced teammate Eric Gillis in the marathon, as well as some other elites. Red bibs were for those running the half-marathon while yellow bibs were reserved for marathon runners.

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You can also see the individual on the start line in Canadian Running‘s video at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. It appears that the top half-marathon and marathon runners quickly pass him moments after the gun goes off to signal the beginning of the event.

Video (fast forward to the 2:50 mark for the runner selfie)