NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Technology and social media are playing a big role in the New York City Marathon this year.
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“It’s just an excitement-generating thing. Just seeing how fast your friend or family member is running. Tracking a pro, tracking a celeb,” he told WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond.