This is my entry into this weeks photo challenge: Beginning.
I was lucky enough to secure tickets to the men’s 100m at the 2012 Olympics in London. However, right up until the last minute I was unsure whether I would even be able to go. My wife was six days overdue with our first child on the day of the race. She felt OK, and so we decided to do it and drove down to London, jumped on the tube and went to the stadium.
Needless to say, it was an experience I will never forget. The energy in the stadium was incredible. An atmosphere like I’ve never felt before. This shot was taken just before the start. Everyone watching held their collective breath. Then, go. 9 and a bit seconds later, and Usain Bolt came home first.
Don’t worry folks, my wife safely delivered a baby boy four days later, although the doctors later concluded that her waters had broken on the day of the race, and that labour just hadn’t got going for some reason. For this, I am eternally grateful.