Sunday, November 6, 2011

NYRR Dash to the Fish Line: Uniting the World on ING NYC Marathon Eve (Photo Essay)

- By Krystal Davis

The ING NYC Marathon is the world's premier race event, uniting people across the globe for a 26.2 mile trek across the five boroughs of New York City.

In the eve of this great race ING marathon participants, their families, friends and other runners got to enjoy a 5K (3.1 mile) dash starting at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, near the United Nations and ending at the ING Marathon finish line in Central Park.

It drew runners young and old. Novices and pros. Men. Women. Boys. Girls. Earthlings mostly. And, many hmmm's.
Women's Elite Runners Take the Lead
Top left to bottom right: Amy Hastings, Caroline Lefrak, Renee Tomlin and Sally Kipyego.
Runners  Representing...
Holland, France and Italy
Mexico and Places Unknown!
Runners Who Made Spectators Go "HMMMM!"
 Able to leap across a field of clovers for a coveted pot of gold in a single bound!  
It's the Dashing Leprechaun!

 ...And, Mmmm!
Able to wrap California and Spicy Tuna rolls faster than you can say ING!
It's Sushi Ranger, flying to the finish!
 Of Young and Old Inspirations

Every runner has a story about why they run. We only hear of a few, and can only imagine what the rest may be that inspires each to race, to watch, to cheer!

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