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.
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.
If convicted, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could face the death penalty or life in prison.
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.
The 13.1-mile race through Manhattan began in Central Park at 7:30 a.m.
New York City Marathon runners can receive a refund of their entry fee after this year’s race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy.
For the NYRR’s sake, I hope the attention will not be on how long it took the city to cancel the race, but on the thousands of runners who ended up on Staten Island, who brought food, clothes and suitcases full of goods to those who needed it.
Inspiring or inappropriate? New Yorkers and runners from around the world debated whether a marathon should be run with disaster for a backdrop.
Marathon organizers had been moving forward with planning but awaited final word from the city about whether holding the race would be safe and viable with flooding, power outages and transit shutdowns still afflicting the five boroughs.
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.
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.”
The St. Patrick’s Day Parade won’t be the only event shutting down city streets this weekend. The New York City Half Marathon is Sunday.
The 2012 New York City Marathon will be shown on live national television for the first time in nearly 20 years.
Champion marathon runner Grete Waitz was a constant presence on the first weekend in November in Yew York City.