The New York City Marathon was successfully held yesterday (November 7, 2021) and everyone is just emotional. After almost two years of suffering from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are all finally starting to see some normalcy coming back into our lives. We all remember the heartbreak when the 2020 NYC Marathon, the world’s largest marathon, was canceled due to coronavirus safety concerns. It was supposed to be the biggest celebration, especially since the 2020 NYC Marathon was supposed to be the 50th running.
Mixed emotions can be seen from everyone as the 2021 NYC Marathon was held as the 50th running. There are still a lot of strict protocols involved. This includes limiting the competitor count to only 33,000. Also, each competitor needs to prove that they either are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have recently tested negative (at most 48 hours) for the disease. Regardless, everyone is happy that it pushed through.
The marathon is more than just a fun event, it is more than just the world’s largest marathon. In reality, the 2021 NYC Marathon represents the hope that we are all surely going to make it through tough times brought about by the pandemic – all at our own pace.
Here are some of the best moments shared on the #NYCMarathon2021:
It’s a first for a lot of people
— Stephen Eng, PharmD, BCOP (@SEngPharmD) November 8, 2021
The incredible Albert Korir wins the marathon at 2 hours and 8 minutes
26.2 mile finish in 2 hrs and 8 mins
— Wealth Squad Michael ♻️ (@Michael_Crowe) November 7, 2021
Everyone needs a cheer up, really
— Jaclyn⁷ is ready for a comeback (@jaclynrachelpr) November 7, 2021
That’s one tough momma
My beautiful wife is running the #NYCMarathon2021. She works 50 hours a week, cooks amazing meals for us, takes care of kids & I, keeps house show room clean, still find time to train and stay fit. Love you babe, run fast and be amazing #newyork #newyorkcitymarathon pic.twitter.com/ySMAjs6zsP
— Jason Cluck (@Jason_cluck05) November 7, 2021
These elite lady athletes are ON FIRE!
— Malome TT (@Malome_TT) November 7, 2021
Front row seat to the greatest show in the world
— Mike Safo (@MikeSafo) November 7, 2021
Coming back stronger from the other side of the pandemic
5 decades, 5 boroughs, 1 race! Still glowing from #NYCMarathon2021; an unforgettable display of humanity, here in the greatest city on God’s Green Earth! Energy from the people was palpable & powerful. We are coming back stronger on the other side of this pandemic! I ❤️ you, NYC! pic.twitter.com/FySLi2Czbd
— Elvin García, MPA (@ElvinGarciaNYC) November 8, 2021
Aww, we hope she said yes!
— vibing too close to the sun (@sandiepants) November 7, 2021
These para-athletes vying for the top spot
— K????M????K???? 0 (@KarenKaapcke) November 7, 2021
A joke, but funny all the same
BREAKING: Guy running late to minyan accidentally wins NYC marathon pic.twitter.com/WQCo7hwTrn
— Real Men of Gaonis ???? (@GeniusYidden) November 7, 2021
The NYPD is there to ensure safety
— NYPD 72nd Precinct (@NYPD72Pct) November 7, 2021