Author Archives: Jerry Skrocki

About Jerry Skrocki

I am a freelance Graphic Designer and Photographer. I retired in 2002 from my job as NYS Correction Lieutenant. I am a single gay man, a Veteran of the US Army who owns his own home in the City of Amsterdam, New York. I often volunteer my time and photos for a few choice charitable organizations. I specialize in image editing and fine art prints.

New York City Marathon 2018


It was a beautiful day for a marathon! On Sunday, November 4, 2018 the largest marathon in the world with a distance of 26.219 miles, was held in NYC. Established in 1970 with the course running through all five boroughs of New York, the marathon’s many categories allow anyone to take part. We arrived about 9am and watched from the 18 mile marker (East 96th Street).

This year’s time did not break the course record of 02:05:05 set in 2011 but came close. In the  top spot for  the Pro Men was Lelisa Desisa /ETH with a time of 02:05:59, followed by Shura Kitata /ETH 02:06:01, Geoffrey Kamworor /KEN 02:06:26, Tamirat Tola ETH 02:08:30 and Daniel Wanjiru/ KEN 02:10:21.

In the Pro Women’s category the course record is 02:22:31 set in 2003. Mary Keitany /KEN came very close with a time of 02:22:48, followed by Vivian Cheruiyot /KEN 02:26:02, Shalane Flanagan /USA 02:26:22, Molly Huddle /USA 02:26:44 and Rahma Tusa /ETH 02:27:13.

It was my first time at the marathon and I was very pleased to photograph the fastest men and women in the world!

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Blue Oyster Cult at Empire State Plaza


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Monday at Saratoga Raceway


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Saratoga Racetrack – Warmups


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Stickermule Riverfest 2018


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Pinky’s Summer Party 2018


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Provincetown 2018


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Amsterdam’s International Food Festival


The Amsterdam Lions Club sponsored an International Food Festival at Riverlink Park today. Vendors from Amsterdam’s different ethnic groups served food representing their home countries. Of course I am partial to the delicious Spring Rolls handmade by our hard working Chinese community. NYS Assemblyman Angelo Santabarbara also enjoyed them. Please try some at Parkfest tomorrow. The food was great, the waterski team from Scotia were also practicing in the Mohawk River at the park. Unfortunately I only caught the tail end of their practice.

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Another Day on the Mohawk


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Photos Along the Mohawk


 

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