New York Road Runners
Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a backdrop.
Many runners check a bag with a change of clothes, cell phone and wallet to pick up at the finish. The rule was so unpopular an online petition drew 1,400 signatures from angry runners, causing the marathon to change course.
By then it will still be less than three months since the Olympic race.
Today was a big day for those hoping to run 26.2 miles in the 2012 New York City Marathon — including one “ridiculously photogenic guy.”
Kids from all over took part in the race, which was held at the Armory Track.
The 2012 New York City Marathon will be shown on live national television for the first time in nearly 20 years.
With the New York City Marathon (the world’s largest) growing in popularity, race organizers say making it a two-day event has been considered.
Race director Mary Wittenberg says a 93,000 people applied to the lottery and winners were announced today near Columbus Circle.
A distance runner from Tokyo is emerging as the sentimental favorite for Sunday’s New York City Half-Marathon.
The issue centers on so-called “noncharitable athletic parades” with registration fees. The NYPD is thinking about charging the full cost for such work as controlling traffic and shutting down streets.
Thomas Dold of Germany defended his championship status, and set a record for winning the race again.
This year’s New York City Marathon truly was a run for the money – as it raised a record amount for charities.
Former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer spent his career dodging defenders. He took advantage of those sidestepping skills during the New York City Marathon, earning $1 from Timex for every runner he passed.
Runners from around the world are warming up for Sunday’s New York City Marathon by coming together and running in the annual International Friendship Run.
At 5:15 in the morning, Mary Wittenberg is already on the run in Central Park.