A quick suggestion if I may?
Try "running" with them if you ever get the chance to do this again. You might want to consider shooting them from the front. To do this, you can spot one of the runners from afar, When they're still distance away from you, use your zoom lens to point at them as if they're running towards your lens.
Also try a slower shutter speed to portray movement. I understand that you're trying to capture people running, but there'll be even more impact if you an show some background blur (panning) or motion blur on their legs and hands.
Another thing you can try is to shoot the crowd as well, don't just focus on one runner, let us know what's going on behind and how grand the contest is!
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- Olympus M.Zuiko 12-100mm F47.5%
- Panasonic Lumix DMC-G857.2%
- Sigma 85mm F1.4 Art6.7%
- Sigma 50-100mm F1.8 Art5.1%
- Sony a63006.4%
- Sony Cyber-shot RX10 III3.7%
- Sony Cyber-shot RX100 V6.3%
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