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Favorite Moments in NYC Marathon 2009 – running

November 20th, 2009 Posted by Photo Journey 2 comments

Running

If you participated in marathons before, what were you thinking when you were running? I saw a runner said on TV that he thought about important things in his life. A runner friend of mine told me that running long distance is almost meditative to her. She does not think about anything.

What were you running thoughts? Share with us here.

I dedicated these favorite moments below (3 pages) to all of you Marathon Runners out there! See you next year, no sweat.

Last Part of the NYC Marathon 5-part series.

Where: Queens, New York City

When: Nov 1, 2009

Mira

Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel

“I’m Running in Style, Baby!” – NYC Marathon 2009

November 20th, 2009 Posted by Photo Journey 1 comment

The NYC Halloween Parade ended barely 12 hours before the start of the race. Maybe, it wasn’t enough time for some runners to get out of their costumes. And some runners probably had planned to run in these unique attires. One guy actually run with a ‘duck’, maybe it was for a cause…. (hopefully!)

I chuckled at some ‘slogans’ on T-shirts, we have ‘Fat Bloke’, ‘Guys of a certain age group’, ‘Now I can die in piece’, etc. One of my favorites was a couple, she wore ‘Just married’ and he wore ‘Game Over’. Definitely a fun way to run the Marathon and probably not the best way to spend the honeymoon!

Check out the Gorilla, ‘Muscle Man’ and ‘Flora runner’ below. Pink tutus seemed to be in trend for both sexes. You will not miss the big hairdo in the French runner and the subtle style in the ‘matchy’ runner, matching his boxer with his running shoes. I also caught the ‘flag guy’ the second time with bigger and better outfit and accessories this year! (I posted his 2008 picture next to his 2009.)

Do also check out last year’s Special Mention, the Mankini Runner. I was actually looking out for him this time but I did not catch him. Perhaps the weather was too cold for his debute this year.

And you have to admit that you are not running in real style without your ardent supporters! There was a little girl in pink who would not miss raising her thumb and cheering loudly to each runner, “Good job!”  Maybe that’s why I got so many ‘happy runners’ shots.

And behind me was a ‘hairy’ guy with the ‘water to wine’ sign. And we saw Larry’s granddaughters running with him (note Larry’s T-shirt) and a young boy frantically running out from the walkway to hug his dad when he saw him running by…Great marathon moments…

Part 4 of the NYC Marathon 5-part series, check back for more pictures.

Where: Queens, New York City

When: Nov 1, 2009

Mira

Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel

Determination and Pain ~ NYC Running Marathon 2009

November 19th, 2009 Posted by Photo Journey 6 comments

Running Marathon

If the urge of running a marathon gets too strong for you after viewing the ‘Happy Runners‘ pictures in the previous post, you might want to check out these pictures. Running a Marathon is more than grueling for most people…it takes tons of determination. Me? Thank you for your suggestion, I’m happy being a photographer on the sidewalk.  But I did garner enough inspirations to kick-start my yoga lessons!

The Determination

The Pain

Part 3 of the NYC Marathon 5-part series, check back for more pictures.

Where: Queens, New York City

When: Nov 1, 2009

Mira

Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel

“Running a Marathon is Sheer Joy!” ~ NYC Marathon 2009

November 19th, 2009 Posted by Photo Journey 1 comment

The NYC Marathon has always been one of my favorite photo opportunities. The indescribable joy, unspoken agony, exhibited camaraderie and displayed human determination all rolled in one event!

I had some fun this year and came out with my own special marathon categories. Comment on your own favorites among these categories:

(1) “Running a Marathon is Sheer Joy!”
(2) “I’m So Determined!”
(3) “I’m Running in Style, Baby!”
(4) Other Favorites Moments

I was snapping away along the sidewalk and I guess I got the attention of the runners. They started to look into my camera and smile! Experience the sheer joy of these runners in the pictures below! (Warning: Viewing these pictures might aspire you to run a Marathon.)

Part 2 of the NYC Marathon 5-part series, check back for more pictures.

Where: Queens, New York City

When: Nov 1, 2009

Mira

Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel

The Unexpected Runners ~ NYC Marathon 2009|

November 16th, 2009 Posted by Photo Journey No Comment yet

The 5 Things that Amazed me about NYC Marathon:

1. Is This Hallo-thon?

The ‘costumes’ wore by some runners. It seemed like they went straight from an overnight Halloween party to run 26.2 miles. Nonetheless, admirable! (Click here for more photos of creative runners!)

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2. You Beat My Time? No Way!

How some seemingly unfit looking’ runners beat fit looking runners. Maybe just by sheer will and determination! Way to go! Click here for more pictures.

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3. Honey, I Just Ran A Marathon!

I’m simply amazed at people’s ability to finish a marathon. It’s not a walk in the park but a daunting 26.2 miles!  That might just be the total distance some people walk in a year!

And I’m not referring to athletes but normal people, you know, like your co-worker, neighbors, friends etc. A lot of them ran for causes that are dear and close to their hearts. With the cause printed on their T-shirts, step by step and with strong camaraderie, they finished the race! I saw a few groups holding strings while they ran. Talking about team work!

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And then there were people who didn’t even exercise regularly and then one day, for some personal reasons, decided to put ‘running a marathon’ as one of their ‘things-to-do-before-I-die’ list.

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Regardless of your reasons, if you were running today, I salute you!

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4. Is This A Good Angle?

Things that people do while running a marathon. Talking on the phone, filming on video cams, chatting with fellow runners…

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5. Unexpected Runners…

This year, we saw Mary, who looked at least 70 years old, jogging very slowly and looking very frail but determined to finish the race. She has a sign that said, ‘Running for the Taylor Haugen Foundation.’ We saw her around the 14 miles mark, but we do not know if she finished the race.  I cannot help but put my camera aside and cheered, “Go, Mary, go!”

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And just before we left, we caught a truly inspiration moment. We saw a runner with a single prosthetic leg and two crutches. Step by step, he inched himself nearer to the finishing line, with a crowd of supporters walking next to him. People clapping and cheering him on the sidewalk…it was one of the goose bumps moments for me.

After some research, I found out that he is John Tartoglio Jr., 22 years old. He started the race at 6 am and finished it at 10pm, with a time of around 16 hours. Amazing! He is the first amputee missing his thighbones to ever complete the NYC Marathon.  John, you are truly inspirational! Read more about John here.

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Part 1 of the NYC Marathon 5-part series, check back for more pictures.

Where: Queens, New York City

When: Nov 1, 2009

Mira

Copyright 2009 by Farting Camel

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