The Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connecting Staten Island and Brooklyn is the U.S.'s longest suspension bridge, surpassing even the Golden Gate Bridge. Since 1976, it's served as the starting point of the New York City Marathon, which hosted over 50,000 competitors on November 3rd. Watch them all in this gorgeous time-lapse.

The 2013 Marathon was particularly meaningful, since the 2012 event was cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Even without that backstory, the imagery of 50,000 runners, amateurs and professionals alike, launching into the cool fall air across a landmark bridge, is powerful stuff. Almost makes you want to go out and start training. 2014 ain't far away. [MTA via Digg Video]