November 8, 2004

NYC Marathon 2004

POST #    1397

Yesterday, I went to Park Slope to check out the New York City Marathon. Why Park Slope if the marathon also passes through Greenpoint? Because Adam was cool enough to host a small gathering of people. Despite living in New York my whole life, it's the first time I've actually watched the marathon. The number of runners - 36,000 - is pure insanity.

The crazy thing is that I actually saw my friend Yvan (finished in 3:59:22) running in Park Slope. All I knew was that he would be wearing a yellow shirt and was in the orange lane. At one point, I look up and there he was. I'm not sure if me yelling his name helped at all though, since that was only around mile 7.

Pictured in the 3rd photo above are the eventual 2nd and 3rd place men's finishers in the middle of the photo, Meb Keflezighi (bib #2, 2nd place) and Timothy Cherigat (bib #8, 3rd place). In the 4th photo, #17 on the left is the eventual men's winner, Hendrik Ramaala.

More information:
- Youngna's series on yesterday's events (including two pictures of yours truly)
- Gothamist on the marathon
- Corie's thoughts on actually running the race
- Janelle's take on the drunken events

Posted by tien mao in NYC, Sports at 7:48 AM



yay, yvan!!!

Posted by: rachelleb at November 8, 2004 9:28 AM

great pictures... much better than mine.

Posted by: christina at November 8, 2004 9:36 AM

really great shots. i imagine it's an amazing thing to see that many people running.

Posted by: girlwonder at November 8, 2004 10:36 AM

i still can't believe you actually saw yvan! that's craziness. thanks for cheering him on - every little bit helps.

what say you - next year, you and me run the marathon? (kidding, kidding!!)

Posted by: jeannette at November 8, 2004 11:44 AM

jeannette, how about a 1/26th mile race? we can start training now with some brisk walking.

Posted by: tien [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 8, 2004 10:51 PM

you're on, bro

Posted by: jeannette at November 9, 2004 2:34 PM

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