2011 ING New York City Marathon
NYC Marathon: Drama, fanfare swirl around final group of marathon runners
Most of the late finishers had been relegated to walking the course – either due to cramping, or to more serious medical problems.
NYC Marathon: Runners Groove Into Hip-Hop Motherland
Widely recognized as the birthplace of the hip-hop subculture, the Bronx welcomed thousands of runners from all over the world and attracted even more cheering fans hoping to give marathoners a boost on the 26.2-mile-long journey.
NYC Marathon: The Bellos of Caracas at Sunset Park
Brothers, sisters, husbands and wives were there to make some noise as their relations undertook a massive feat of physical endurance.
NYC Marathon: Pastries and cheers in East Harlem
The East Harlem vibe was jovial with colorful banners lining the fences of Jefferson Park, a hip hop group performing a few paces away and blue ribbon fencing off the spectator areas.
NYC Marathon: Swiss spirit
The Swiss spirit could be seen throughout the crowd that surrounded the bridge, a Swiss flag popping up here and a red shirt showing up there. The Manhattan side of the Queensboro Bridge is the 16-mile mark, and one of the most popular cheering zones along the 26.2-mile route.
NYC Marathon: A soulful welcome in Harlem
A gospel music welcome for runners in Harlem.
NYC Marathon: Bundled up and waiting
When they finally spotted Jenna come around the corner, they went wild, waving their signs and shouting, “Go Jenna, You can do it,” as she dashed by in a large crowd.
NYC Marathon: Cheering on a 50-year-old son
The pair stood among a modest but growing crowd this morning, cheering on wheelchair competitors and the earliest female runners before the race reached fever pitch across the river in Manhattan.
NYC Marathon: Marathon Maniacs
The members who run the most marathons in a one-year span, are dubbed, “Maniac of the Year,” with last year’s winners completing 106 marathons, or 2,777.2 miles.