2018 NYC Marathon Week: My Race Photo Set
November 10 2018 // New York, NY
I head straight north on 6th Ave eager to get to W 59th. If I am coming back across 59th, I might as well scout as many feet of it as I can. Barricades are everywhere. There appears to be two seperate channels — corrals — flowing. The inside is much less dense with bodies and appears to be moving easier. Noted.
With minimal time actually on-course, I am happy to have any kind of set of race photos. I am fortunate to make the correct choice and get photos from the base of the Queensboro bridge along E 59th Street. All the pro women, and the men’s lead pack are all I can stick around for before sprinting — not running — to the west end of Central Park at Columbus Circle, and on to the grandstand entrance up at W 67th Street.
Near 2.68 KM in total according to Strava Route builder.
My last frame of the men’s lead pack is at 11:12:06 AM, my text to Brad at the media center is 11:31 AM.
That folks, is called hauling ass with backpack on, big lens tucked under your arm, through the crowds at the NYC Marathon. On E 59th St, I am certain I am on mile PR pace before the crowd slows me to a crawl. At Park Ave, cross traffic didn’t have the right of way, and traffic was busy, but I saw a thread. I could see plenty of daylight through all eight lanes. I go for it, like water finding the ocean, I carry on unimpeded. I swear a proper new yorker was caught off guard on the NW corner of the intersection.
Needless to say, I want to make that heroic — not heroic at all — effort worthwhile, and am sharing all of my images from the men’s and women’s lead packs at the 2018 NYC Marathon coming off the Queensboro, as well as the images I was afforded of the same fast folks coming through the finish.
There’s rules to this shit. If you don’t have money and you want to use an image, let me know. If you have money and want to use an image, let me know.
The finish line photos turned out amazing thanks to the spot up in the Grandstand that Brad chose to hangout. It gave me a unique perspective as the runners came in. The standout photo is obviously the Shalane Flanagan photo. Those fall colours are dreamy.