Pieter in the Basel tram on the way to the start.
Jans, Boog, Pieter en Heleen, bij de start.
Heleen and Julia act enthusiastic for Pieter
Heleen interviews Pieter - no really, that's not a bottle of mineral water, it's a microphone!
Pieter rehearsing the starting position.
Pieter in front of the Basel Messe (trade fair centre) - the start.
Pieter gets a last encouraging hug from Heleen, filmed by Boog
After leaving Pieter at the start, we were waiting on the Mittler Bruecke for the race to start.
The runners a few minutes after starting.
Heleen cheers for Pieter (Pieter is waving in the bottom left of the photo as he runs past)
Heleen exchanges some water bottles with Pieter at the 18km point.
Crazy Basel Football Club supporter, after 25 km.
Pieter doing it tough at the 25km
The lovely Michele from work was a volunteer at the marathon, handing out the medals.
Zoltan and Juana at work wait near the finish line for Pieter
Pieter 100m before the finish
Hurrah! He made it!
Ouch, better get started stretching some of those worn out muscles...
Pieter with support group at the finish
Just in case you're curious, here is Pieter's heart rate and speed during the race.