Monday, November 8, 2010

TwitPics Capture the New York City Marathon


The ING New York City Marathon has come and gone (all over the city), and the winners have been named in a rather exciting event featuring close to 50,000 runners. A ton of people were in attendance, Twitter apps in hand, apparently, as the microblogging service is currently replete with snaps of the action.

Below we’ve assembled a humble gallery of integral moments from the race, including Chilean miner Edison Pena racing through the sunny streets of New York, first-time marathoner Gebre Gebremariam’s epic win, as well as women’s winner Edna Kiplagat speeding toward the finish line.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen several instances of history-in-the-making cropping up on Twitter — from earthquakes to meteors. Today’s documentation marks a much less tragic use of the tool. Unless, of course, you’re one of the myriad losers cursing those who scored a photo finish.