11/08/2010 04:04 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

NYC Marathon: Watch The Marathon In Two Minutes (VIDEO)

The New York City Marathon was an inspiring feat of human achievement, the largest marathon in history, in fact. It was also very long, and if you are one of those who aren't riveted by hours of running, two new videos have crammed all the excitement into nice, palatable little packages for you.

Daily Intel posted a time lapse video of thousands of runners streaming out of Staten Island at the beginning of the race:, produced by the MTA:


As a budding documentary filmmaker, I had decided a few weeks before race day that I would record my second marathon by strapping a tiny camera to my head. It was a special camera, a GoPro Hero, which takes a photo every five seconds.