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Nike- New York City Marathon

The week before the New York City Marathon, Nike hosted a short run that celebrated local athletes that were running the race, and they asked me to craft five images to be made into limited edition prints. Anyone that participated in the local run and bought a piece of Nike apparel could pick from one of five prints highlighting each borough.
Rather than portray scenes along the are course, we decided to feature places where people from each borough trained. While the race might traverse the five boroughs, rarely do runners train on the course itself.

The Bronx Print
The Bronx print showed runners lacing up at the Tortoise and the Hare statue in Van Cortlandt Park, where all of New York City’s biggest cross country races happen. 

The Manhattan Print
The Manhattan print showed runners lining up at the East River Track. Most runners training for anything— even if they don’t live in Manhattan— have had a harrowing workout at that track.
The Staten Island Print
The Staten Island print showed runners flying through the crowds at the Staten Island ferry terminal, a staple of every Islander’s daily commute.
The Brooklyn Print
The Brooklyn print showed runners at Brooklyn Bridge Park stopping to admire the sky over the bridge. 
The Queens Print
The Queens print showed showed runners finishing a workout at the Finish Line in Forest Park— a complex network of trails so dense that if you stand in the middle you can’t hear a single siren or car horn.
A runner sharing his print on Instagram
A marathon— properly trained for— is merely a formality, a celebration of hundreds of miles of work. For the runners, these prints were special because they captured the places where the work had been done— sacred places filled with sweat-soaked memories.
Nike- New York City Marathon

Nike- New York City Marathon