NYC Marathon Week – Would Love to Be There

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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