By Charlie Akers and Katelynn Thys  |  BSU at the Games

Marathon attendees reflect on their Olympic experiences and admiration for the host city during London 2012. A welcoming atmosphere, bubbling personalities and overabundance of sunshine made these Olympic Games an enjoyable experience. Men’s marathon was one of the last events to take place. It was open and free to the public, which increased attendance and energetic spirits as the Games drew to a close.