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2011 New York Marathon Pictures : Photos

Each fall, the New York City Marathon results in streets lined with New Yorkers cheering for strangers to run. Among the cheering class are guys who capture the moment in pictures.

Photo courtesy of run dangerous blog. Check out his photos and his 2011 New York race report.

For pictures of 2011 New York marathon go to

Amain flickr page

Schumacher flickr page

Creative flickr page

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New York Times New York Marathon page

 

Common Marathon Ailments

In a New York Times interview, Dr. Stuart Weiss, the medical director of the New York City Marathon, gave a list of the most common and potentially life-threatening marathon-associated ailments:

They are  “too hot,” “too cold,” “too dry,” “too wet” and “wobble and fall down” (heat stroke, hypothermia, dehydration, low blood sodium and collapse).

2010 New York City Marathon Photos & Pictures

It was another brilliant New York City marathon. A record 45,000 marathon runners took part. The photos & pictures are breath taking!

I followed the event on TV and as usual the TV cameras focused on the elite runners. To see what was happening in the “peoples” marathon you have to turn to the internet.
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Picture courtesy of Sarah Heiman, To see her 2010 NYC marathon pictures see Sarah Flickr Page

The following websites have amazing photos from 2010 New York City marathon

The Guardian Newspaper Online 2010 New York Marathon Gallery

For some funny New York marathon characters see The Gothamist collection of  New York Marathon Pictures

Want to Follow Chilean Miner Edison Pena Experience, Check out his NYC Marathon photos at Examiner

2010 New York Marathon Results : Male & Female Winner

2010 New York Marathon has just ended and the winner is Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia. The Ehiopian won this years  New York City men’s marathon in an unofficial time of 2 : 8 : 14.

I followed the race on Satellite TV. I wasn’t  too disappointed to see Haile Gebrselassie pull out at the 16th mile. I heard before the race he was paid a reported $400,000 just to turn up?

Gebremariam come into the final miles in Central Park neck-and-neck with Emmanuel Mutai of Kenya but he put a strong kick to race away and win.

The womens event has been won by Edna Kiplagat of Kenya. Second place was American Shalane Flanagan.

Chilean Miner To Run New York City Marathon

Edison Peña, one of the Chilean miners who was stuck underground for 69 days will run 2010 New York City marathon.

Picture / photo of Edison Pena, Chilean Miner

Peña, 34, has accepted an all-expenses-paid invitation to participate in Sunday’s race.

The guy seems to be ready for the task, when they were trapped, the man stayed sane by running three to six miles in darkness every day in tunnels.

I will keep you posted on his finishing time.

New York City Running Coach on How To Start Running

I was going through a copy of Runners World Magazine and I came across a small piece on the best way to start running.

The advice was from a New york City running coach.

Every able-bodied person can be a runner, says Gordon Bakoulis, a running coach based in New York City. “Just start slowly and build up gradually.

Thats it! the mistake many beginner runners make is blast out running, five minutes later their legs, lungs, and even the insides hurt. Every beginner runner should start slowly and build up gradually.

Largest USA Marathons : Top 15 USA Marathons

2009 largest U.S. marathons, listed by number of timed finishers

1. New York City, 43,660

2. Chicago, 33,60

3. Boston, 22,843

4. Marine Corps, D.C., 21,405

5. Honolulu, 20,323

6. Walt Disney, Orlando, 14,948

7. Los Angeles, 14,125

8. Rock ’n’ Roll, San Diego, 13,391

9. Twin Cities, 8,474

10. Portland, Ore., 8,166

11. Philadelphia, 7,494

12. Rock ’n’ Roll, Phoenix 6,444

13. Grandma’s, 5,998

14. Rock ’n’ Roll, San Antonio, 5,906

15. Rock ’n’ Roll, Las Vegas, 5,888

Source: Running USA

Meb Keflezighi Funny Marathon Video

Meb Keflezighi made the rounds following the New York City Marathon. One of the places he visited was the David Letterman show where he read the Top Ten List on the day after the marathon:

In case you missed it

“The top ten thoughts that go through your mind when you run the New York City Marathon…”

Have a funny day!

8 Year Old Who Ran NYC Marathon in 3 hrs : Youngest Marathon Finisher

I just came across this interesting fact about New York City Marathon in the NY times.

In 1977, Wesley Paul, a child from Columbia became the youngest person ever to complete the New York City Marathon with an incredible time of 3:00:37. In the early years of the race several children competed.

Paul still ran a 2:38 personal best at 15, in the Houston Marathon. By the age of 16 he had 40 marathon under his belt.

At 16 he fractured his knee when a car backed into him while he was running. He never recovered!

Shortcut Routes at New York City Marathon

In a New York Times article it was reported that in 2008 NYC marathon 46 runners were disqualified for having taking a short cut to the finish line and an untold number of runners escape detection, marathon officials said.

Mary Wittenberg, the race director, called the number of cheats shocking.

Shortcuts methods at NYC marathon

According to the organisers the two most common form of cheating are

  1. Stepping off the course and rejoining it closer to the finish, often sneaking into Central Park once they enter Manhattan near Mile 16.
  2. Participants running with someone else bib. According to 2008 records, a 19-year-old in the field gave his bib to someone five years older, and that person posted the best time in the 18-19 division.

The biggest reason or motivation of taking a short cut is to secure a coveted qualification time for the Boston Marathon