Sunday, November 01, 2015

Scenes from the NYC Marathon

Hi-five guy


Look, it's Ethan Hawke!
One section of the NYC Marathon route is down the street from my daughter's apartment so it's fun to go over there and check out the action.

The NYTimes had an interesting article about the running speeds of marathoners throughout the Marathon's history, as well as interesting items about the runners in this marathon. The article mentions Ethan Hawke ran, which I can verify because I got it on video, as you can see in the bottom video. My daughter was tracking him via the Marathon's app so we knew about when he would show up. In the video he is wearing a black hat, white t-shirt with black trim and running next to a woman (presumably his wife) who is wearing a blue t-shirt. They disappear behind the guy's face right at the end of the video.

Hawke ran the 26+ miles in 4 hours and 25 minutes, which is better than Alanis Morissette who ran it in 4:28, but not as good as P. Diddy, who ran it in 4:14. The winner ran it in 2 hours and 10 minutes which doesn't seem humanly possible.