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NYC Marathon Summary
Event Overview: Join nearly 40,000 runners and hundreds of thousands of spectators for the fun and excitement of the NYC Marathon. Whether you're a runner or a fan, enjoy a day of inspiration and camaraderie at the famous New York Marathon, which travels through all five boroughs of NYC.
What to Expect: If you're a runner in the NYC Marathon, expect tons of cheering spectators, 130 bands spread throughout the course, and water and Gatorade conveniently placed every mile. If you're a spectator, prepare for 10-person deep crowds and an emotional, inspiring event whether you know someone running or not.
- Good Organization: Despite the fact that there are several thousands of runners to account for, the New York Marathon is extremely well organized, and their volunteers are helpful and dedicated to making your marathon experience as smooth as possible.
- Inspiration: The ING Marathon in NYC has inspired many spectators to start training for their own marathon experience. Between the amazing crowds, beautiful scenery, and runner camaraderie, we predict you'll catch the "Runner's Bug" after attending the NYC Marathon.
- Skilled Athletes: It takes a lot of skill to compete in the New York City Marathon. Just take a look at the New York City Marathon results: as of 2010, Gebre Gebrmariam is the top male finisher, with a total time of 2:08:14. Edna Kiplagat holds the title of top female finisher, with a finishing time of 2:28:20.
Inside Knowledge: If you're a runner in the NYC Marathon, make sure to bring your own roll of toilet paper to the Staten Island Ferry before the race starts. Runners end up waiting three to four hours before being taken to the start line, and the TP can go in a hurry!
- Set Up Early: If you're a New York Marathon spectator, grab the lawn chairs, the blankets, and the snacks and set up well before the starting gun fires, as the crowds become heavy very fast.
- Keep Track of Your Runner: Use your smartphone to keep track of the NYC marathon runner you're close to via their Web site - just make sure to jot down their bib number ahead of time. This way, you can catch the runner you're cheering on all over the ING Marathon course.
- Prepare for Miles 22-25: The final stretch of the NYC Marathon is the hardest. Just as runners hit the physical wall, the NYC Marathon begins a steady incline that lasts close to four miles. You're almost there! We promise!
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Starts in Fort Worth, Staten Island
9 E 89th St (between 5th Ave & Madison Ave)
New York, US
Scenic NYC Marathon Inspires Runners and Spectators All Over New York
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Event Quick Facts
- The 2010 NYC Marathon ING winner, Gebregziabher Gebremarium of Ethiopia, was competing in his first-ever marathon.
- The NYC Marathon is limited to just under 37,000 entrants, and they use a lottery to determine who can race in this famous marathon. This year's New York City Marathon lottery date was 4/27/11.
- The New York Marathon course covers all five boroughs of New York, beginning in Staten Island and finishing in Central Park.
- The New York City Marathon qualifying times 2011 are as follows: men (age 18-39) 2:55:00, (age 40+) 3:10:00, (age 50+) 3:30:00, (age 60+) 3:45:00, and (age 70+) 4:00:00; women (age 18-39) 3:23:00, (age 40+) 3:38:00, (age 50+) 3:52:00, (age 60+) 4:13:00, and (age 70+) 4:35:00.
86th St (4, 5, 6)