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2014 NYC MARATHON……….when it’s over……..

The day AFTER the New York City Marathon…..the area is a disaster zone.  Runners still trying to find their clothes….wheelchairs…..taking pictures at the finish line……..work crews tearing down the bleachers………and runners back in the park for ANOTHER RUN!  Blistered feet doesn’t stop them.

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At the end of the NYC MARATHON 2013

It was a perfect day in New York for a MARATHON.

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From my terrace…….Central Park looked so calm……….was hard to imagine 45,000 runners were circling the park.

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It is an extraordinary thing to run 26.2 miles………almost a superhuman feat.

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Priscah Jeptoo crossed the finish line in 2:25:o7 hours to win first place in the women’s Division.  BRAVA!

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Geoffrey Mutai crossed the line at 2:08:24 winning the $500,000 prize.

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NYC Fire Department……….covered the entire course.

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PEDI-CABS were only allowed to line up on Columbus Ave.  They parked in the Bicycle Lane……… the cops came along and gave them parking tickets.  They deserved it.  They had upped the fee for a ride to $10 PER MINUTE……  What a RIP!  And the marathoners with the blistered feet needed a ride!

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Secutiry Police blocked off all street access to Central Park….the site of the FINISH LINE.

I had to show my I.D. to enter the street  and prove that I actually lived on the block.

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SANITATION TRUCKS filled with sand blocked off all streets leading to Central Park…………..prevention possible terrorist cars from reaching the MARATHON.

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Yes, he crossed the finish line…………and mother was waiting for him on Columbus ave.

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This poor guy couldn’t walk another step…….PEDI-CAB to the rescue.  10 BUCKS per minute.

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And those skinny little legs carried him the whole 26.2 miles.

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The hot dog guys  upped the price to$5 for a dog.

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He RAN FOR LIFE……….and he DID!  He is proud of his achievement………….and so am I.

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Runners limp past the DAKOTA….heading for Columbus Avenue were they can rejoin their friends ………..family……supporters.

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These two sat down in the closest chairs they could find…….but they did finish the MARATHON.

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Handicapped………..but he crossed the finish line.

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ORANGE is in………..on the streets in New York………..and in the MARATHON too.

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The runners have to walk another mile….down to Columbus Circle before they can get out of the park!  Security measures.

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OK!  “So, where are our husbands”???  “They were supposed to meet us on the corner in front of the DAKOTA.”

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The MEDICS were very busy.

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MAGGIE the “working dog” guided her master over the finish line.

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Thank you MAGGIE………it was a long walk for you too.

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Helicopters hovered over the course the entire day.  I took this shot from my art studio window.  It was that close.

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From my terrace I can see hundred of runners who are still crossing the finish line…..it has been 7 hours since the race started.  Perseverance personified!

 

 

NYC MARATHON 2013 the day before

The park was filled with thousands of people today making preparations for the Marathon tomorrow.

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The Italian contingent was laughing and scratching after their test run.

 

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On Sunday 45,000 runners will hopefully cross this line.  Some will reach it around midnight.

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FOOT LOCKER is a major supporter of this Marathon.  Some lucky spectators will fill these grandstands to watch the winners cross the finish line.  I did NOT snag a ticket!

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Hundreds of these golf carts will traverse the course tomorrow.

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RUN FOR LIFE

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Are you for real???  Flat arches will do the same !

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BANNERS leading into the Park……a pretty touch!

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This clock will let each runner know how may hours it has taken to run this Marathon.

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Getting the press cameras ready.

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Fred Lebow…………founder of the NYC Marathon……..always makes an appearance.

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I can think of a few more!

 

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This camera is at the finish line………..waiting for the first runner to cross .

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Past winner……biting the gold.

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Another past gold winner.

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NYDP.  These barricades  shut off all the sidewalks surrounding the Park……….preventing possible terrorists from driving a vehicle down the sidewalks to reach the park.

NYC TRIATHLON Aquaphor July 14, 2013

Swim…..Bike…..Run!  The NYC TRIATHLON Aquaphor 2013 runs right by in front of my apartment.  I always go out to cheer them on……and snap lots of photos.  There are 60 Official Charity Partners this year and their support makes this incredible event possible.

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The New York Achilles Paratriathlon Team provides support with individuals with disabilities.

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Thousands of athletes completed all three phases of the Triathlon.

SPRING has arrived in Central Park

The thermometer hit 65 today………and New Yorkers  headed for their beloved park.  The “bubble Boy” was there.  A dozen weddings.  Musicians everywhere.  Cyclists………roller bladders.  Hansom cabs.  Sun worshipers.  The Gondolier singing on the lake.  Hikers, runners.  Cute dogs.  Adorable kids.

The young lady with the guitar is part of the PEACE INDUSTRY MUSIC GROUP.  Beautiful voices………appearing at the Bethesda Fountain on week-ends.

 

 

Ladies, YOU ASKED FOR IT……….the Hunks of the Triathlon

There were  1000’s of these hunks among  the 3500 people  who entered the Triathlon……..a grueling event. It was a sponsored by Aquaphor.  

                          I am a living testimony for their product. Have used it for years…..and no wrinkles in sight [so far!]…..worth every penny of the            $13.50 per jar.

Can’t blog them all so here are a few of the best.

They swam. They did the bicycle thing….then they RAN LIKE HELL……right down 72ns street in front of my door.

FIRST PLACE WINNER:  JORDAN JONES OF GOLDEN COLORADO  time1:45:04.  It is always those “4 one hundreths
of a second that blow my mind!

This photo is not JJ.  He ran by before I  was even out of bed.

MARATHON Madness has begun

Thousands of runners have descended on New York City.

They will be running “for Life”.

The Italians are taking a break.

Looking for a contact lens?

Hundreds of these are in place.

Love the colors……….which country?

You go girl !

A German coach……..giving his crew a pep talk in front of the statue of Fred Lebow………..The founder of the Marathon.

A runner in rapt attention.

“What is he saying?  I don’t speak German “!

“Don’t ask me….I only speak Italian.”

These are NOT runner shoes!

Zico looks HOT !

Won’t those dreadlocks slow him down?

Go RUVI go !

On Sunday these stands will be filled with VIP”S.

When you see this sign……….you have run or limped to the finish.

Getting the reunion area secured.

Need a lift?

Sand filled trucks block off the streets leading into the park……..so that terrorists can’t drive in with a car bomb !

It will all be televised………tune in on Sunday….and see all 40,000 runners some on legs…..some limping and some  in wheelchairs.