The New York City Marathon

The 46th New York City Marathon was one of the most emotional, passionate, and inspirational events I’ve ever experienced. Three weeks ago, I was just one single person in a sea of thousands of spectators, and in those moments I truly felt that we were all one big family. Peace, love, unity and sportsmanship were all being thoroughly stirred in the melting pot known as New York City on November 6th, 2016. Thousands of men and women from all over the world ran the grueling 26.2 mile marathon through all five boroughs, trying to make their cities, families, and most importantly themselves proud. While observing the runners, I immediately felt the intensity and the motivation to finish the run just by the determined expressions on their faces. As the marathon runners inched closer towards the finish line, breathing the harsh cold air, dripping their blood, sweat and tears, and pouring their hearts out onto the course, I captured some of these candid moments.

 

people running in a marathon elderly man running a marathon, with a T-shirt that says "NO TEARS" two women running the marathon in rainbow hats two men at the race a man in the race wearing a turquoise T-shirt, giving a high five to someone in the crowd

3 thoughts on “The New York City Marathon

  1. Your photos capture the raw beauty of the event. I find it amazing how events such as this marathon bring people from so many different backgrounds together. It’s moments like this that I hope will continue to remind people of the peace and love we are all capable of sharing.

  2. Your photos capture the raw beauty of the event. I find it amazing how events such as this marathon bring people from so many different backgrounds together. It’s moments like this that I hope will continue to remind people of the peace and love we are all capable of sharing.

    • Thanks, Sarah! I appreciate that. I agree, it was really heartwarming seeing everyone come together the way they did. It was just days before the election, ironically. I didn’t take those moments for granted.

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