Thursday, November 10, 2011

Things to do while marathoning...

It's pretty hard to impress me these days about what one can do while running a marathon. (Let alone that 26.2 miles/42.2 kilometres is still very impressive.)

There's, of course, the woman who ran a marathon while very pregnant, those who juggle, carry flags, broadcast video or Tweet live.

Me, Tweeting live
Something that my buddy Lee sent me today, I would argue, kicks the ass of all of the above.

This past weekend, the New York Times' Christoph Niemann live illustrated the marathon. Not only did he draw/paint/document it, he then tweeted the pictures as he went along and came up with amazing art with the backdrop of a marathon. Truly creative.

With apologies to the artist -- show, not tell, right --  here are just two of dozens of pictures.

Love this one on the Ferry pre-marathon.

Christoph Niemann
Or this one at mile 23.8.

Christoph Niemann
Anyways, you have to see the whole series. Awesomeness.