And the winner is...
Leader of the pack and gold medalist Meb Keflezighi. First American male winner since 1982. Nice work! Other elites pictured here are Robert Cheruiyot (in the black ball cap), who placed second and third place winner, Jaouad Gharib. (He's the man in yellow not wearing a hat.)
Last year's winner Paula Radcliffe in the lead (when I took this picture, at least)...and this year's gold medal winner, Derartu Tulu (wearing a navy blue uniform). She's the first Ethiopian ever to win this race. Congratulations! Also among the elites: Ludmila Petrova (the woman in the yellow shoes placed 2nd) and Christelle Daunay (lady in red, placed 3rd)
Mayor Bloomberg in one of the prettiest cars I've ever seen. It's good to be king.
Just one of the many, many characters that make this race so much fun. Captain America made an appearance, Elvis was here, too. Luckily, Borat didn't show up this year. (He still gives me nightmares.)
Eat their dust!