New York City Marathon
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.
The staging area is slated to be at the federally operated Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Organizers of the Nov. 3 race say they’re working with city, state and federal officials to find an alternate site if the shutdown continues.
Starting in 2014, the New York City Marathon will be getting a new sponsor and a new name.
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New York City Marathon runners can receive a refund of their entry fee after this year’s race was canceled because of Superstorm Sandy.
The group New York Runners In Support Of Staten Island has organized more than 1,500 runners to deliver much-needed supplies and support to storm-devastated communities.
Teams from Italy, Spain and Germany were among the runners who began the run shortly after dawn.
The New York City Marathon was canceled early Friday evening, a decision that was widely applauded, even if it did come a lot later than many expected.
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Hundreds of thousands of dollars poured into the Stephen Siller Tunnel To Towers Foundation in the first hour after the relief effort was announced.
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.