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Our Favorite Instagram Posts From NYC Marathon Finishers

A record-breaking 51,812 runners ran the NYC Marathon yesterday, and here are some of our favorite Instagram posts from those finishers.

Yesterday’s TCS New York City Marathon was one for the books. Not only did it garner the some of the fastest-ever course finish times by the elites, but we also saw the first American ever to win in the men’s wheelchair division. And while only one American earned a podium finish in the men’s and women’s pro fields (Go, Shalane!), we saw seven others make the Top 10.

With clear skies and temperatures in the mid-40s yesterday, 51,812 runners crossed the finish line on Sunday, breaking the record for the most finishers of any marathon in the world. Because finishing a marathon is no easy feat, we wanted to celebrate you, our fearless, strong and flat out crazy runners who trekked 26.2 miles across NYC. Here are some of our favorite Instagram posts from yesterday’s event.

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Now that the initial thrill of race day has subsided, I want to take a moment to recognize one of my clients, @loririchmonddraws. Lori and I started working together almost exactly a year ago today. A runner with absolutely no history of strength training, she was dealing with chronic patellar tendonitis even after months of PT. She came to me wanting to build a better base for running through strength training, and was open-minded about trying powerlifting even though she was initially very wary about barbells. We worked on estabishing good movement patterns first and then added heavier weights once she was comfortable. Why she succeeded: 1. Consistency. She worked on her strength training every single week. It was a priority for her and she MADE IT WORK, even with two kids, long runs and a full time career. We adusted lifting as her race day approched but she was still squatting and benching a couple weeks out. 2. Nutrition. We competely overhauled her nutrition, she made hitting her protein goal a top priority every day. That way, her body was able to recover properly from her training. 3. Communication. She kept me posted on absolutely everything she was dealing with and we adjusted accordingly. Strength training and endurance sports can both feel like solitary sports, but it's important to get solid feedback from people you trust. Lori often said to me she just wanted to make it to the starting line. Not only did she do that, she finished her first marathon with zero knee pain and most importantly HAD FUN. So proud of you Lori, and excited to work on those off-season gains with you.💪💪💪📸 by @mrichmondphoto #nycmarathon #proudcoach #moresquats #morefood

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