The New York City Marathon as seen on Twitter, Vine, and Instagram

The New York City Marathon, through locals’ eyes.

Mar 2, 2020, 12:50 pm*



Kevin Collier

Sunday marked the New York City Marathon—the city’s excuse to burn off calories from all the Halloween candy. Its route touched all five of the city’s boroughs, so there were roughly 8.3 million potential Twitter, Vine, and Instagram users ready to document the race.

In Staten Island, some runners heard a Jewish daily prayer before starting.

Headed north on Brooklyn’s 4th Avenue, some had a banana waved at them.

Someone yelled what sounds like “France!” at those runners.

Champion marathoners don’t stop to go to the bathroom. Lesser athletes go the more traditional New Yorker route.

Going by the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

The awesome practice of looking up runners’ names by the number pinned to their shirt.

Passing through Long Island City in Queens.

The route barely spends more than a mile in the Bronx, explaining a dearth of marathon tweets from there.

A front runner heading south in Harlem.

Part of Central Park West was shut down for the run.

Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai won with a record time of 2:08:24

…and was about to be greeted with some fancy marathon champagne.

Photo by Rebecca Wilson/Flickr

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*First Published: Nov 3, 2013, 3:04 pm