Posted by: mmartininycmarathon | November 8, 2010

Nov 8th / / INSPIRED

Hey my loyal supporters!

So i feel so bad not posting consistently but have been so busy with work, work and more work, but its ALL GOOD!

Anyhow, I was able to make it out for the 2010 NYC Marathon and as many of you know I ran this same race just one year ago on November 1st, 2009.

Yesterday was so inspiring and made me appreciate the sport of running and the NYC Marathon. Watching and cheering all the runners (including the ones I was out there for) was so rewarding and makes me want to run it again in 2011.

It was also so nice having so many people out that were running and have to give some serious props to Loni and Alex who both ran incredible races. LL ended up with a ridiculous 3:27 while AO finished with an amazing 3:50. At the 18 mile mark both looked great and I knew they would finish strong. AO was running her very first marathon and am so proud she made it through even though having a bum ankle. It goes to show you the spirit of the mind connecting with the body to get through the pain and overcome any obstacle to finish. Absolutely amazing.

Some other credits I need to give is to Oscar, Adam, Elena Emily, and Angela who all ran their first marathons with the exception of Adam and Angela.

On the elite front it was sad to read that Haile Gebrselassie stopped at mile 16 and conclusively retired from the sport of running. One of the greatest running legends falling off the sport on a bad note always is sad to see but he will always remain a running god. Meb finished in 6th which when they passed at Mile 18 I was surprised not seeing him leading or shuffled in the lead pack. Regardless, those men are just amazing, every time I see them it amazes me how fast they are going for such a long period of time.

I have been officially rejuvenated and as winter approaches I will plan to get back into shape to run the remaining NYRR races and build back up to marathon shape.

Again, lets hear it for ALL the NYC Marathon finishers and to Loni, Alex, Oscar, Emily, Adam, Elena and Angela!!!!

Enjoy the pics and Happy Running!

Mens Elite Mile 18




Loni looking great at Mile 18!



Coach Brian... dressed up as Gumby (probably still running a sub 3)


Elena running her FIRST marathon!



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