New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It’s been one of New York City’s biggest annual events every year since 1970.  The Runners travel through all five boroughs of New York City.  They start in Staten Island and end up in Central park with crowds of people cheering them on.  People from all over the world come to run in this marathon.  There are approximately 100,000 people annually that apply to run in the race, over 300 million people watch this event on television and about two million people line up throughout the run to watch it first hand live.  ING is the main sponsor for the marathon and over $600,000 in prize money will be given out.  This event was held on Sunday, November 6th, 2011 and 1st place for the men was Geoffrey Mutai from Kenya who broke the record coming in at 2:05:06.  For the woman was Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia coming in at 2 hours, 23 minutes and 15 seconds, a personal record for her.  Sunday was the perfect day for the marathon, runners could not ask for better weather.

Photos were taken on First Avenue and Central Park in the Upper East Side.

Location: Central Park on the East Side.

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