"26.2 miles make it a race. You make it the marathon." That's the theme of the 2013 ING New York City Marathon, capturing the essence of it all: the coming together of New Yorkers with fans and runners from around the world to celebrate story after story of personal achievement. (You can read many of those stories here.)
We've endeavored to capture that same sentiment in our Race Week photo gallery--charting the buildup to Race Day with storytelling visuals that capture the excitement of these magical eight days. From the Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff through to the Marathon itself, we'll add new photos each day to give you a taste of the special atmosphere that surrounds the Big Apple in this one-of-a-kind week.