NYC Marathon in Queens
NYC Marathon CANCELLED In Queens & LIC
THE NYC MARATHON HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RESOURCE CONSTRAINTS ON POLICE, SANITATION, TRANSPORTATION AND OTHER CITY OPERATIONS.
The announcement was made by Mayor Bloomberg in a press conference, where he took some heat for waiting to make the decision to cancel it. Many runners who had already arrived in NYC were disappointed with the announcement.
The NYC Marathon is Sunday, November 4th.
Here is a link to our photo coverage in 2011. We found a number of good places to watch the NYC Marathon in Queens. Here is a link to our NYC Marathon in Queens section, providing you with photos and reports in prior years.
Click the photo to your left for a map showing the NYC Marathon route through Queens & Long Island City LIC. Or click here for a report on the best places to watch the NYC Marathon in Queens.
Preview NYC Marathon In LIC Queens
October 28, 2013 / Long Island City / NYC Marathon in Queens / Queens Buzz. Long Island City / LIC spectators of the NYC Marathon get one of the best front row seats of the NYC Marathon right here in Queens.
We get to see the runners about half way through the 26 mile course - after they've loosened up and hit their stride, the sweat pouring off their brows, their lungs pumping, their legs hammering the hard pavement as they strive to do what we mere mortals don't dare try.
Over the years I've met a few runners who've completed the NYC Marathon course. They generally begin training months before the race begins; logging ten, fifteen mile runs several times weekly before beginning the big one. It takes a lot of willpower, endurance and perhaps mostly motivation. Good health helps, but it's worth noting that many people overcome their handicaps and complete the race too.
Best Times, Views, Locations For NYC Marathon in LIC & Queens. Click here to view details of the course the runners will follow through Long Island City LIC in Queens tomorrow. This brief report will include some estimated times that various groups will arrive, so you can 'more or less' plan your visit to cheer them on.
Click here to read our report about the upcoming 2013 NYC Marathon in Queens. And click the following links to view reports about the: NYC Marathon in Queens 2010, NYC Marathon in LIC in 2009, NYC Marathon in Queens photos in 2009, NYC Marathon in Long Island City in 2008 with photos. There wasn't any NYC Marathon in 2012 because of the havoc wreaked by Hurricane Sandy.
NYC Marathon Photos - Queens & LIC
Africans Win NYC Marathon & USA's Shalane Flanigan Wins 2nd In Women's
November 5, 2011 / Long Island City / NYC Marathon in Queens / Queens Buzz. It was a beautiful day on Sunday November 8, 2011 as over 43,000 runners hit the road to participate in the NYC Marathon. The highs were in the 50's as the sun warmed the cool air.
In 2009 it rained and in 2008 when it was downright cold, the runners were generally able to enjoy the marathon. It showed on their faces as they came streaming over the Pulaski Bridge down along Vernon Blvd and up 44th Drive to the Queens Borough Bridge.
We shot quite a few photos of the crowd, the runners and Long Island City in 2010. Click here to read our full report and view the NYC Marathon photos in Queens. Click here to see NYC Marathon in Queens 2012.
NYC Marathon Photos 2009
November 1, 2009 / LIC Long Island City Neigbhorhood / NYC Marathon / Queens Buzz. We have some great photos of the NYC Marathon that we've just uploaded into a photo album on the site, all of which were taken in Queens. There are approximately one hundred of them, including photos of the runners, the crowds, the water stand workers and a few policemen.
Long Island City is about the fifteen mile mark. We started taking photos of the NYC Marathon 2009 in Queens around 10.30 am, which is about two and a half hours after the handicapped participants had begun and about an hour and a half after the runners had begun. Generally, as you can see by the photos, things were pretty quiet in LIC. We then jumped into the Queens Buzz Sky cam and around 11.30 am took photos of the 2009 NYC Marathon runners crossing the Queens Boro Bridge [click title link above]. Then a bit after 12 noon, we returned to LIC to photograph hordes of nyc marathon runners making the 2009 event theirs in Long Island City Queens. The rest, as they say, is history, although we have one more page of photos of the nyc marathon runners 2009 crossing through Queens.
Click this link to a report we published earlier on the NYC Marathon 2009 event. Have a good day.
Queens Native Kara Goucher Posts NYC Marathon Record For First Time Runner
November 2nd, 2008 / Long Island City / NYC Marathon / Queens Buzz. The NYC Marathon event wound its way through the neighborhood of Long Island City [LIC] this morning, coming over the Pulaski Bridge onto Vernon Blvd, up 44th Drive and then onto the Queens Borough Bridge. It was a beautiful day in the sixties, with hundreds of people lining the streets, bands playing on the sidewalks, and a water spot was stationed a few blocks north of the Citicorp Building. The handicapped came along the track first, followed by the female runners and finally by the men.
NYC Marathon Winners
Our congratulations to Kara Goucher, who is originally from Queens [now lives in Oregon], who came in third place and posted the fastest time [2:25:53] by a U.S. woman in her first marathon race. She had been coached by Alberto Salazar who broke a marathon world record in 1981 and had won several NYC Marathons in the early 80's. And congratulations to the NYC Marathon's repeat winners Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil [2:08:43] and Paula Radcliffe [2:23:56] of England. Scroll down to read / view the story on the NYC Marathon 2008 in Queens.
Click here to read about the NYC Marathon in Queens in 2008.
NYC Marathon 2010 In Long Island City / LIC / Queens
Click the following links to view prior reports about the NYC Marathon. These reports include photos as well as some of the history of the NYC Marathon. Click here for the NYC Marathon in LIC in 2009, NYC Marathon in Queens photos in 2009, NYC Marathon in Long Island City in 2008 with photos.
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