Today’s NYC Marathon was the first held since Hurricane Sandy decimated the NYC region on October 29 last year — as well as the first major marathon in the Northeast since the Boston Marathon back in April, which ended with the bombing tragedy.
The 42nd year of running the NYC Marathon had some of the best weather in recent memory. Cool temps, overcast sky for a good part of it (making for some good photography!); along with a breeze that may have been just a little too windy for some runners, but not intolerable.
Here are some images of runners I captured coming up First Avenue at around the 17 mile mark. There are a lot of happy faces in this crowd, and a lot of runners remembering and commemorating the race to the victims of the Boston Marathon.