2015 TSA New York City Marathon

Preparation/Preparación

Finally after months that I accomplish this assignment I am posting it here!

Take some time to put every detail together for this great New York City event running through the Five Boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx and Manhattan. Starting weeks before Novembers 1st and at the early morning, all the sponsors of the race aided by to the free volunteers that set tables, several levels of cup water from Poland Spring and Gatorade Endurance to give to the race runners, banners of United Airlines, Asics and Fred’s Team Memorial Sloan Kettering among others to sum around 57 brand names in total.

I worked on a photo assignment to cover some of the sponsors and was able as well to document the Course from 103th Street to close to the finish line through Central Park, images that I am posting here.

Toma tiempo para poner todos los detalles juntos por este gran evento de la ciudad de Nueva York que se ejecuta a través de los cinco condados: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx y Manhattan. Semanas antes del primero de Noviembre y en la mañanita todos de los patrocinadores y todos los voluntaries que trabajan gratis levantan y arman las mesas con varios niveles de vasos de agua de Polland Spring y de Gatorade Endurance para dar a los corredores a través del trayecto, grandes pancartas de United Airlines, Asics y Fred’s Team Memorial Sloan Kettering entre otros patrocinadores para sumar alrededor de 57 marcas en total.

Trabajé como fotógrafo para cubrir algunos de los patrocinadores y pude así documentar el curso de la calle 103 y cerca de la línea de meta por Central Park, imágenes que estoy publicando aquí en mi blog.

Going bananas before the arrival of all the runners

Going bananas before the arrival of all the runners

 

Banner that runners see and can take a deep breath, almost done!

Banner that runners see and can take a deep breath, almost done!

 

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatore Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatorade Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatore Endurance

Filling up several levels of carton glasses with Gatorade Endurance

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

Along the race Poland Spring with the help of volunteers fill cups with water to give to all the runners.

 

First arrivals/Primeras Llegadas

The early excitement and the screams of cheering was for the wheelchair division; the winner was a 42 years old South African Ernst van Dyk, then Tatyana McFadden won her third consecutive women’s wheelchair race with 1 hour 43 minutes and four seconds.

As more wheelchair runners make their way through Central Park the warm reception was starting to be overwhelming and the crowds gather at compact spots.

La emoción temprana y los grito, los aplausos fueron para la división de silla de ruedas; el ganador fue un Sud-Africano de 42 años de edad Ernst Van Dyk, poco después Tatyana McFadden ganó la carrera en silla de ruedas siendo la tercera vez consecutivas que gana con 1 hora 43 minutos y cuatro segundos.

A medida que más corredores en silla de ruedas hacen su camino a través de Central Park la cálida recepción estaba empezando a ser abrumador y las multitudes se reúnen en lugares compactos.

 

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

First to arrive at Central Park was the Division of Wheelchairs, almost all the people waiting encourage them and scream at them that is almost over.

Faces at the Course/ Caras en el Trayecto

Through out the Course several people prepared to support not only their love ones but all the runners in general with some of them with some posters prepared beforehand for the occasion, here are some of them:

A través de los trayecto varias personas estaban preparadas para apoyar no sólo a sus seres queridos, sino a todos los corredores en general, con algunos de ellos con unos carteles preparados de antemano para la ocasión, aquí están algunas de ellas:

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Looking for her Dad this little girl is showing her support!

Looking for her Dad this little girl is showing her support!

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The Winners/Los Ganadores

Kenya was again the dominant on the 2015 TSA New York City Marathon from the man race to the women’s race. Stanley Biwott a 29 year old won for the first time this race with a steady run and took him 2 hours 10 minutes and 32 seconds to cross the finish line; 14 seconds later another Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor crossed the line and the third place was Lelisa Desisa from Ethiopia with 2:12:10.

For the second time in a row and with almost five miles from her nearest competitor Mary Keitany as well from Kenya won with 2 hours 24 minutes and 25 seconds followed by Aselefech Mergia from Ethiopia.

Here are the winners entering Central Park:

Nuevamente Kenya domino el Marathon TSA Nueva York 2015, del Marathon de hombres así tambien como la division de mujeres. Fue Stanley Biwott un joven de 29 años de edad que por primera vez cruzo la meta con una carera dominadora desde el principio y le tomó un tiempo de 2 horas 10 minutos y 32 segundos; 14 segundos después entropor la meta otro Kenyano Geoffrey Kamworor y en tercer lugar como puede apreciarse en la foto fué para Lelisa Desisa de Etiopia con un tiempo de 2:12:10.

Por segunda vez consecutive y dejando atrás a su más cecana competidora por cinco millas Mary Keitany también de Kenya paro el reloj a las 2 horas 24 minutos y 25 segundos seguida por Aselefech Mergia de Etiopia.

Aqui estan los ganadores:

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About marcocastrophotography

I was born and raised in México City, where the mixture of cultures gave birth to the nation that we know as México. My grandmother was the last in my family who spoke fluent Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs. Due to the racism in those days, she never taught her daughters the language, and therefore, we, as a family, lost our cultural heritage. I have been involved, however, with the indigenous world, even though I do not believe this happened by coincidence. I have a background as a graphic designer, one credit short of a BA in Graphic Communication Design from the National School of Visual Arts, National Autonomous University of Mexico (ENAP-UNAM). While in a Photographic Workshop at the University Center of Cinematographic Studies (CUEC-UNAM), I met a photographer who changed my life forever: Ignacio “Nacho” López. I can still see how strongly he influences me when I develop my work in my digital darkroom. I have also had the opportunity to share marvelous moments with photographers like Dolores Alvarez-Bravo, Hector García, Lázaro Blanco, and Walter Reuter who introduced me to the etnia Triqui in Oaxaca, Mexico (Triqui Nation). I traveled and worked as Reuter's assistant for several years. I moved to New York City in 1993, which was a dream of mine for years. Here I have had the opportunity to collaborate with newspapers, magazines, and several news organizations, as well as literary publications. I also have been working as a photographer-consultant for the United Nations headquarters in New York City for the past six years at the openings of the General Assemblies. I spent endless hours in my darkroom, even mixing my own chemicals blowing up my prints back in my hometown; skills that I apply today in my digital work with attention to detail. I hold a BA on Communication and Culture from the School of Professional Studies at the Graduate Center City University of New York class of 2010. I consider myself as a Photojournalist with a Humanistic approach; I have an opportunity to rapidly built rapport with my subjects allowing me to break the barriers of language and culture; this open the doors for me to get a glimpse at their experience on their daily life and activities. Taking advantage of the old school and the digital imagining, I take the Previsualization of an image as taught by Anselm Adams with the algorithms of the new digital era and combine them to enhance what I see and experience at the moment of capture. My experience as a printer in Black and White darkroom, has allow me to choose the right material to support my imaginery. Using the Canon Pro9500 MarkII with it’s high-performance, high-density 7680 nozzle FINE print head that produces ink droplets as small as 3-picoliters for stunning, true-to-life images. The Canon LUCIA ink system guarantees archival photo life up to 100 years. All this in a 100 % acid-free cotton paper as the Moab Somerset enhanced velvet 225gsm. In 13” by 19” prints that I sale as fine art. As freelance Photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Am always open for the booking of my expertise and for hire anywhere in the world as I hold two passports as Mexican-American and a driver’s license for the State of New York.
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