In 2005, I was lucky enough to get into the NYC Marathon.
By coincidence, a couple in town, who are two of my closest friends, were able to get into the race as well.
Since my friends are from the area, they (and their very generous family) were able to give me a non-tourist tour of NYC before and after the race. What a way to the see the city!
We stayed with a relatives’ brownstone in Brooklyn, ate (lots!) of food..and oh yes, ran 26.2 miles.
I took this photo at sunset at the launching place for the Staten Island Ferry.