Watch It! What Went Down At The New York CIty Marathon

When I think back on the 2016 New York City Marathon, the word that first comes to mind is fun.

Don't think running a marathon could be fun? See for yourself.

Thank you New York for being the greatest city in the world. Thank you for showing me what it means to belong to a community of diverse individuals who believe in hard work. Everyone in New York city is working towards something impossible. And most days, we don't look at each other, we look through each other. We live in the future and we're always in too much of a hurry to stop and smell the roses. 

Photo by Ben Ko

But on the first Sunday in November, the entire city stops and shows up to support one another. They make hilarious and supportive signs and they look you in the eyes and say congratulations, you're doing something impossible and we're proud of you.

Thank you New York for making my seventh marathon arguably the most incredible day of my life.  I'm proud to be a New Yorker. 

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Kelly Roberts

My name is Kelly Roberts and I am a 25 year old New York City resident. My story made headlines when I took selfies with hot guys “hottie hunting” my way through the NYC Half Marathon. My blog, www.RunSelfieRepeat.com is bursting with humor and personal stories that lend an insight into the world of running and lead you to believe that just about anyone, regardless of their fitness level, can and should fall in love with running. Though currently an avid runner, I never would have predicted I would run marathons. I was the kid who used to hide in the bushes or play dead to get out of running the mile in school. I HATED running. But running has given me a purpose. It’s shown me that I really am limitless. In the two years since I started running, I’ve run multiple half marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, and two full marathons. My mission is to inspire others to find the courage to say yes to themselves all the while making them laugh hysterically because laughing is the solution to everything.