Car Reviews

Nissan Runs New York

Nissan enters the Leaf in the NYC Marathon

By SékouWrites

Looks like Nissan runs New York City.  Or, at least, it did run the City recently.  As it turns out, Nissan’s all-electric Leaf served as the pace car for the world famous ING New York City Marathon on November 7.  Very smart of Nissan, since there can’t be a better show of “green” people power than 44,000 folks taking to the streets to jog 26.2 miles though the the five boroughs of the Big Apple.  I use the word “jog” loosely.  While some did indeed jog, others took on the course in wheelchairs, on crutches, and via arm-powered bikes.  I even saw some blind racers who were being led by enthusiastic volunteers.  The marathon also attracted its fair share of costumed crusaders– something I wouldn’t have expected.  In fact, I was so shocked to see a huge “rhino” darting past me that I didn’t get to my camera fast enough.  I did, however, get some shots of the innovative Nissan Leaf noise-makers that were passed out amongst the spectators.  I definitely used mine to cheer a few folks on.  Hey, with $130,000 being awarded for first place, every participant deserved a bit of encouragement.  Plus, it made me feel less lazy.  Slightly.

gallery: (all of these pics were taken with a cell phone– the ridiculously versatile EVO)


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