NYC Marathon 2011 – The Supporters
The NYC Marathon was in town this past Sunday, and as a native New Yorker, I have never covered the event before. Instead I always watched it via local broadcast from the comfort of my home. I wanted to change that.
Noticing that many of the photographers I encountered were focusing on the runners, most shooting for newspapers, I wanted to take a different angle that may at times be overlooked by the endurance and determination of the athletes: the fans. Although they do not jog the 26.2 miles, millions of them do stretch the length of the course and endure the hours lengthly patience to see love ones run by, cheer on their countrymen, or to just lavish their support for the courage of the runners. In the photos above, I walked along the marathon route from 138th street, Bronx to 90th street, Manhattan photographing the flags and signs people waved in support of their loved ones.