Photo by myself along the New York Marathon course, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
The 42nd New York City Marathon was held today. We were lucky to have a gloriously sunny yet cool weather for running.
New Yorkers lined the streets, cheering the runners on. Fans called out names and numbers on runners' jerseys, as moral support. Bands played music, and people tooted on horns and rang bells.
The womens' lead pack, speeding by. Firehiwat Dado from Ethiopia is second from the right in red. She won the marathon some 16 miles later.
The mens' lead pack. Geoffrey Mutai, third from the right, came in first place and broke the course record with sub-five minute miles. Emmanuel Mutai, far right, came in second.
It seemed like every country was represented.
Runners especially enjoyed saying hello to the children watching.
The fastest runners really zip by. You really only get one chance to get a photo, which is a little unnerving. Mark texted me where the lead runners were, while he watched live TV coverage at home.
The New York Marathon begins in Staten Island. The course winds through Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx before ending in Central Park, in Manhattan.
Related posts: The 2010 NYC Marathon, The 2009 New York City Marathon, and Running Down the Streets of New York.