Wow! This Sunday, November 6th, is the NYC ING Marathon. Start time for first wave is 8 a.m. CT; 9 a.m. ET. If you want to watch live go to http://www.universalsports.com/ Mario Lopez, host of EXTRA! is lacing up for the big event. Last year 45,000 runners took to the streets of New York City’s 5 boroughs. NBC had a delayed broadcast of it the afternoon of the race.
The Chilean miner, Edison Pena who trained by running 3 – 6 miles a day while trapped in the mine, ran the marathon also. He was on Late Night with David Letterman and if you didn’t see it you’ve gotta watch – he is great!
One of the reasons I am so fascinated with marathons, is how they bring out the best in people. To get the details for this years marathon and race week activities, go to http://www.nycmarathon.org/
To put the size of this marathon in perspective, there are more people running in this event, than the number that lives in my home town.
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