Just read a great article by Scott Douglas on the Runner’s World website about a huge gathering of runners in Central Park today. Here’s what Douglas writes:
On what was supposed to be Marathon Sunday, Central Park became the site of a spontaneous celebration of the unifying power of running. (See our video of the morning at the bottom of this page.)
The bulk of today’s Central Park runners were from among the roughly 20,000 foreign entrants of the marathon. Many ran as groups in national colors; a few carried their country’s flag. Some runners wore their race numbers.
“We said with others, ‘We want a marathon for us,’” said Bert Clemens, from Aachen, Germany. “The feeling is very good. There are all nations coming together.”
Read the full article here, and watch the video below: