New York NY (1) – ING Marathon 2013

The New York ING Marathon 2013 was held under tight security due to the Boston Marathon bombing.  Unfortunately, it had taken away the freedom to roam and mingle amongst the crowds to cheer from different points along the route.  Despite this setback, the people of New York came with energized support.

Welcome! The entry way at the Javits Centre where a runner would come to pick up their race package.

Welcome! The entry way at the Javits Centre where a runner would come to pick up their race package.

 

 

Inside the Javits Centre. Runners lining up to go through the security check before heading inside to see the exhibits and pick up race packages.

Inside the Javits Centre.
Runners, with family and friends, line up to go through the security check before heading inside to see the exhibits and pick up race packages.

 

 

Outside the Javits Centre. We were lucky to have gotten there early. This line extended a few blocks.

Outside the Javits Centre.
We had arrived early and was able to go through immediately.  This picture was taken on our departure.  This line extended a few blocks.

 

 

Outside the Javits Centre. Smart food vendors along the line.

Outside the Javits Centre.
Smart food vendors along the line.

 

 

The security to enter Central Park. Bags were checked and bodies were scanned.

The security to enter Central Park.  Bags were checked and bodies were scanned.  I quickly too this shot as they were directing people to keep moving.  There was no stopping allowed.

 

 

400 Meters to the finish line. I was fortunate to get a spot right here.

400 Meters to the finish line. I was fortunate to get a spot right here.

 

 

First place finish in the Women's. Priscah Jeptoo 2:25:07 Kenya

First place finish in the Women’s – Priscah Jeptoo 2:25:07 Kenya

 

 

First place in the Men's Geoffrey Mutai 2:08:24 Kenya

First place finish in the Men’s – Geoffrey Mutai 2:08:24 Kenya

 

 

The last 400 meters would be a happy sight for these runners.

The last 400 meters would be a happy sight for these runners.

 

 

Runners and spectators.

Runners and spectators

 

 

Great spectator support.

Great spectator support

 

 

A beautiful fall day for the Marathon

A beautiful fall day for the Marathon

 

 

Finishes keeping warm in the provided orange cloaks.

Finishers keeping warm in the provided orange cloaks

 

 

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