Guy Who Live-Sketched N.Y. Marathon While Running It Is Doubly Impressive

Live-streaming? Boring. Live-Tweeting? Laaaame. Live-sketching is where it's at, kids! Christoph Niemann, who draws a fantastic column for The New York Times Magazine, just finished live-sketching the New York City Marathon as he ran it—meaning that he's both a more talented artist than you and in better shape. You can take a look back through his marker—and, for the last couple miles, paint—renditions at his Twitter accounts @AbstractSunday and @AbstractSunday1. Neimann didn't stop to do these drawings (though we bet he slowed down for the hard stuff)—we're told he was practicing for months to get the hang of sketching and running simultaneously. (We've been practicing for years and we can barely run, period, so we're in awe). [NYTM, @AbstractSunday]

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Niemann's first obstacle: thirst. The second: the need for a bathroom.

Guy Who Live-Sketched N.Y. Marathon While Running It Is Doubly Impressive

The artist managed to miss out on the first round of bananas. Luckily, a fan noticed his plight and brought one out for him.