Photo by myself, of the New York City Marathon in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The New York City Marathon blazed through the city streets, Sunday morning.
Each year, thousands take part in this race, which traverses the five boroughs of New York City. Starting in Staten Island, runners wind through Brooklyn to Queens, up through the Bronx, down to Manhattan, ending in Central Park.
Along the way, crowds cheered and music blared. This was a landmark race, since the US managed to win the mens title, for the first time in 27 years.
It's hard to believe that a whole year has passed since the last marathon.
Last year, the weather was similar - overcast, a bit chilly, perfect running weather.
The mens lead in Brooklyn, running at a speedy clip. I believe this was a Kenyan runner who dropped out later in the race.
The mens and womens leaders sped by as usual. I stayed around longer this year because I was so inspired by all the runners. At times it was just a tremendous sea of people from all over the world.
This year, the race coincided with Halloween. Many runners dressed up in costume. Among those I saw were a banana, a bear, a clown, and a hula dancer.
For my post on last year's marathon, click here.
Related posts: Running Down the Streets of New York, Running Along the Brooklyn Bridge and Running Amok in the Streets.