New York Road Runners
Thousands of hungry runners packed into Central Park a day ahead of the New York City Marathon.
The godfather of the five-borough marathon is being inducted into the New York Road Runners’ Hall of Fame on Thursday. But it might not be who you think it is.
Each celebrity will be joined on his or her one-mile leg with a local student who takes part in marathon organizer New York Road Runners’ youth programs.
The Ebola scare already has the NFL’s attention, and now New York City Marathon organizers say they are taking the threat seriously.
Suzy Walsham of Australia made the record books Wednesday, as she won among the women competitors in the annual Empire State Building Run-up for a fifth time.
It’s up, up and away! More than 500 people will be taking the long way to the 86th floor observatory at the Empire State Building — via the stairs.
The night before the marathon, runners loaded up on pasta for its carb content in Central Park.
Runner Angel Santiago and his training partner may lose some sleep the night before the race but it will be because of excitement, not security concerns. “I know New York is gonna be ready for it,” he said.
Hundreds of police officers will be posted along the route, police helicopters will patrol the skies and police boats will keep watch from New York Harbor and the East River.
This NYC Marathon will look different in some ways: more barricades, bag screenings, bomb-sniffing dogs. Runners who returned after signing up for last year will wear special orange wristbands. The whole field will sport yellow and blue ribbons for the Boston victims.
With three weeks to go before the New York City Marathon, the first major U.S. race since the Boston Marathon bombings was held Sunday in Chicago.
About 9,000 runners were pounding the pavement in Staten Island on Sunday.
Starting in 2014, the New York City Marathon will be getting a new sponsor and a new name.
There are increased security measures like bomb-sniffing dogs and a no backpacks rule in effect for the four-mile “Run For The Park” race in Central Park and the 9/11 Memorial 5K run and walk in Lower Manhattan.
Before the Boston bombings police were treating this Sunday’s road races in Central Park and to the 9/11 Memorial as just two more events in the Big Apple. All they were planning to add were some extra traffic cops. But not now.