Events

What You Look Like After Finishing the New York City Marathon

We camped out just past the 2019 New York City Marathon finish line to capture the emotions of running 26.2 and ask runners how it went. Their answers were—mostly—enthusiastic on this PR day, and totally candid.

New York City Marathon Finish
Kenneth Tso / M39 / Las Vegas, NV / NYC Time: 2:58:15 / I haven’t broken 3 hours in six years. My Dad who died was with me every mile. This was for my Dad.
New York City Marathon Finish
Britney Kravish / F27 / Romeoville, IL/ NYC Time: PR 3:24:47 / Previous Best: 3:27 / It was a lifetime best. It was beautiful.
New York City Marathon Finish
Nana Agyei / M42 / Morden, Great Britain / NYC Time: PR of 2:50:40 / Previous Best: 2:54 / Amazing day. Amazing.
New York City Marathon Finish
Nicole Delaney / F44 / Staten Island, NY / NYC Time: PR 2:59:47 / Previous Best: 3:11 / I joined the Central Park Track Club and learned how to train. It was a great time, a great course—and a huge PR.
NYCM Finish
Iain Levine / M59 / Brooklyn, NY / NYC Time: 2:58:48 / PR 2:55 / Terrible. Mile 23 really bad—thought I couldn’t do it. I’m just a very stubborn guy. Kept going.
New York City Marathon finish
Barbara Russo / F56 / Bellport, NY / NYC Time: PR 3:08:08 / Previous Best: 3:15 — Alexandra Russo / F24 | Bellport, NY / NYC Time: PR 3:20:05 (debut) / Barbara: She did it. She ran her first marathon! I’m so proud of her.
New York City Marathon Finish
Gianluca Cappelleri / M48 / Reggio Emilia, Italy / NYC Time 3:15:50 / PR 3:04 / I’m too tired to talk.
New York City Marathon Finish
Carly Spataro / F32 / Baltimore, MD / NYC time 3:05:34 / PR 2:55:50 / I ran my PR in Chicago 3 weeks ago. This was hard, but I really wanted to run New York City.
New York City Marathon 2019
Kevin Malloy / M48 / Chicago, IL/ NYC Time: 3:08:16 / PR 2:58 / I ran New York 10 years ago and finished in 3:14. So I’m faster 10 years later. I saw my family in Brooklyn, then I had to keep going to look strong for them at 120th.
NYCM 2019
Eliza Hynd / F37 / Queens Park, Australia / NYC time: PR 3:11:48 / This was my first marathon! I’m dying to get a drink—so thirsty.
NYCM finish shot
Akintunde Morakinyo / M56 / Columbia, MD / NYC Time 3:09:47 / PR 2:59:12 / That way hurt. I was glad to finish. Tried to go at it, run sub 3:00. Wheels came off. Just tried to finish.
NYCM 2019 finish
Luke Cummins / M24 / Goshen, KY / NYC Time: PR 2:52:41 / Just ran Chicago marathon three weeks ago. Sub-three two times in a row!
New York City Marathon
Emily Ullmann / F27 / Boston, MA / NYC Time: PR 2:54:16 / Previous Best: 2:58 / The energy on the course is amazing.
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Mark Hayes / M28 / Portland, OR / NYC Time: 2:51:11 / PR: 2:37 / I blew up at mile 23. Had an injury 2 months ago—I’ve only run 50 miles last 2 months. The will to finish got me through it.
New York City Marathon
Maria Peralta / F41 / Mar Del Plata, Argentina / NYC Time 3:04:15 / PR 2:37 / I ran in the Olympics twice – 2012, 2016. New York was great!
Douglas Noreen / M34 / Apex, NC / NYC Time: PR of 2:47:54 / Previous Best 2:53 / Great weather. Crowds were awesome.
NYCM finish shot
Cristina Soares / F40 / Belo Horizonte, Brazil / NYC Time: PR 3:19:12 / Previous Best: 3:25 / It was hard, but fun.
New York City Marathon Finish
Lijia Yang / 44 / Rutherford, NJ / NYC Time: PR 3:04:34 / Previous Best: 3:10 / I run my best. I go to the gym and make muscles stronger. I run more miles.
NYCM finish line shot
Lauren Dorsky / F24 / New York, NY / NYC Time: PR 2:56:00 / Previous Best: 2:58 / I do it every year.
New York City Marathon finish
Craig Person / M55 / Loveland, CO / NYC Time: 3:11:50 / PR 2:58 / It was going great for 24 miles, then I had this massive hamstring cramp. I’m just a driven person, so I finished it.
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Gerard O’Gorman / M30 / (Ireland) Waltham, MA / NYC Time 3:16:30 / PR: 3:12 — Callum Cobb / M25 / Ash Green, Great Britain / NYC Time PR 3:13:25 / Previous Best: 3:30 / More difficult than we thought. The hills!
NYCM Finish Line Shot
Davide Maninetti / M41 / Rovetta, Italy / NYC Time: 2:58:42 / It was wonderful. It is emotional race.

NYCM Finish emotions

NYCM Finish emotions

NYCM Finish emotions

NYCM Finish emotions

NYCM Finish emotions

All photos by Danny Weiss.