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Massive NYC 2009 Marathon Photo set

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– photo by Mitch Waxman

The 2009 NYC Marathon came hurtling through Long Island City just this past Sunday, which was November the First- which is also the celebrated anniversary of the abdication of the last Sultan of the House of Osman, and World Vegan Day. A fairly detailed posting about the 2008 Marathon which has lots of history on the race and running, as well as discussion of the Physical Culture movement, can be accessed here.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Arriving early, a conspiritor and I nonchalantly greeted the small army of affable NYPD personnel, and mounted the Pulaski Bridge. At around 9am, the disabled competitors came barreling through. I can’t really think of what to call these devices. Wheelchair just doesn’t do technology like this justice. Affably, the NYPD then asked us to clear off the bridge.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I followed the course as the Marathon runners blasted along. For me, the real show is always the sideline, but I shot a lot of pictures of the competitors between 9 and 12:30 in Long Island City.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

If you’re a 2009 NYC marathon runner, looking for photos you might be in, click here to reach a huge set at flickr with the full range of shots.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

All along the route, bands were playing. This kid with the Tuba was in a school band that just finished playing “Play that funky music, white boy”.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Hard rock bands also lined the route- these iconic minstrels were staked out directly across the street from the Citibank Megalith. The runners, toward the ever shadowed cobbles of sin pitted Queens Plaza, were Manhattan bound.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

In a Dark… room

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Oh the pain… developing the photos shot at the 2009 NY Marathon hurts…

– photo by Mitch Waxman

I got there early, and actually managed to shoot not only the disabled competitors, but was in position when the “head of the snake” first came through LIC.

Head of the Pack, 2009 men’s Marathon- photo by Mitch Waxman

I’ll have the whole batch ready by tomorrow. As well, knowledgeable friends have weighed in on our Halloween posting, and I’ll be posting their input later on tonight.

Head of the Pack, 2009 women’s Marathon¬†– photo by Mitch Waxman

They’ll all be dropping into this set at flickr, over the course of the next 24 hours. You also won’t believe some of what I saw at Calvary, later in the afternoon.

Written by Mitch Waxman

November 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm

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