Graduation Date

Fall 12-13-2020

Grading Professor

Salma Abdelnour Gilman

Subject Concentration

Business & Economics

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)


In 1970, my grandfather won the first New York City Marathon. This piece of long-form narrative journalism tells the story of how that race grew into the largest race in the world, which fosters New York City's colossal running community. The article is accompanied by photos, an animation that breaks down the original New York City Marathon course, and gif's that compare running footwear from the '70s and today.

Shoegif#2.gif (5942 kB)
Shoe#1.gif (4553 kB)
FINAL ANIMATION.mp4 (100004 kB)



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