The Bokeh can definately be a little busy at times - the tree to the top right of the runner in the third photo (Hartmann) is a case in point.
I much prefer the blurring of the 135L, I like to have a zoom for runners on a straight road race (to maximize the number of frames per runner)...
|Valley by the light of a blue moon by cjf2|
from Down in the Valley
|Lake Erie Stone Pier by yobbyt|
from Dock or Pier
|Hong Kong by Zephyr1977|