I covered the 2013 ING New York Marathon for a company that will remain nameless here because I can’t think of a single nice thing to say about that particular organization. That was in the morning, at the start of the race; in the afternoon, I went out again to catch the end of the marathon, posting myself along a stretch of Fifth Avenue in the low 90s.
I’m amazed every year not only by the perseverance of those 40,000 or so individuals who willingly choose to run 26.2 miles but by how many of the runners who start actually finish the grueling inter-borough course.
I also got a few shots that mirrored the work I’d done in the morning. Check out the last photo in this series, for instance: the gentleman wearing the white coat and tie is Dennis Marsella, aka “Coatman,” who I photographed twice at 9AM, before he went into his designated corral.