Pictures From 2011 New York City Marathon

From the Finish Line: Behind the Scenes at the NYC Marathon

From the Finish Line: Behind the Scenes at the NYC Marathon

Sunny skies greeted more than 47,000 runners who hit the streets for this year's New York City Marathon. Arguably one of the most popular marathons in the world, the course takes runners through each of the city's five boroughs. As a guest of Nissan — Innovation for Endurance (the Nissan Leaf is the official pace car of the marathon), I was lucky enough to watch the race from the bleachers at the finish line. The crowd's energy was infectious, and the runners were beyond inspiring. Keep reading to see what my view was like from the 26th mile!

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