November 3, 2015 / Brooklyn news / Photo Galleries / Brooklyn Is Awesome

Photos from the 2015 New York Marathon in Brookyln

The race card-board: Brooklynites support marathoners with signs on the sidelines

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High fives all around: A racer gets in touch with suporters on Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg.
Hole lotta love: Danielle Trencher was everyone’s No. 1 fan.
Packing in: New York Marathon participants swarm Bedford Avenue.
Tonight he dines on turtle soup: Ron Toledo dressed as Shredder from “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” for some reason.
Amazin’ sign: These Mets fans showed their team colors prior to Sunday night’s unfortunate World Series loss.
A family affair: Kimberly Kreuzberger made sweatshirts for her kids Katherine and Cole so they could cheer on dad Bryan in Bay Ridge.
Head start: Costumes were prevalent both on and off the race course.
Balancing act: Legendary stunt marathon runner Dennis “Coatman” Marsella makes an appearance in Bay Ridge.
Thank you very much: This quartet of Elvises donned their blue suede running shoes for the marathon.
Quick getaway: Marisa Anaya said her made many runners smile as they cruised through Park Slope.
No beating around the bush: Rob Price and his son Charlie opted for very literal and instructive signs.
Big in Japan, also pretty big in Brooklyn: Mitesh Dhimar came all the way from the United Kingdom to run in a sumo suit.
Don’t think, just do: Park Sloper Leslie Healey delighted “Friday Night Lights” fans with her sign.

They had a good run.

Brooklyn boosters lined the borough’s streets on Sunday waving humorous homemade signs to cheer on competitors in the New York Marathon — and the placard-toting spectators say they received almost as much attention as the racers.

“Runners were taking pictures of me, I got lots of thumbs up, lots of high fives,” said Park Sloper Leslie Healey, who cheered on her girlfriend and pals as they jogged along Fourth Avenue with a sign reading “Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” — a quote from the television show “Friday Night Lights.” “Many runners had seen the series, but even the ones who hadn’t were just happy — they liked the sign.”

More than 50,000 joggers — many in costume — ran the 26-mile course from Staten Island to Manhattan, which took them through the borough of Kings via Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint.

Some spectators donned costumes of their own to encourage their marathoning loved ones — one young brother and sister duo in Bay Ridge had a blast sporting sweatshirts in support of their dad Bryan, according to their mom.

“It was a great day,” said Dumbo resident Kimberly Kreuzberger, who ironed-on letters reading “Go super dad!” and “Run fast dad!” to 2-year-old Katherine’s and 3-year-old Cole’s shirts, then staked out a spot in Bay Ridge to cheer the family patriarch. “It was nice for them to be able to see.”

And the runners definitely appreciated all the encouragement, according to one sign-waver — because some stopped mid-race to let her know.

“People were running by giving us high fives, smiling, laughing — some even stopped to say thanks for the sign,” said Danielle Trencher, a Manhattanite who came to Bedford Avenue in Williamsburg to support her sister-in-law and friend with an orange sign around her head reading “Your #1 fan.” “We had a good time cheering everyone on.”

Reach deputy editor Ruth Brown at or by calling (718) 260–9309. Follow her at
Updated 10:17 pm, July 9, 2018
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dennis marsella, COATMAN from FLORIDA ! says:
thanks for photographing me in the 2015 ny marathon . Im the guy in the coat and tie who carries a waiters tray with glasses on it. Brooklyn has become a very exciting area to run in with a lot of great people !
Nov. 23, 2015, 11:54 am

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