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Best Marathons To Qualify For New York Marathon

New York marathon is a popular race and every runner wants to run it. Organisers have two ways of restricting runners, capping the numbers at 40,000 and requiring all applicants to meet New York Marathon qualifying times. They only take the cream of running!

The New York Marathon qualifying times are no Joke!

For Men ages 19-39 you must have run previous race with a PB of or better than 2.55 or a half marathon of sub 1.23. As for the ladies you must have run previous race with a PB of or better than 3.23 or a half marathon of sub 1.37.

For runners over 40 – 50 yrs their is no reprieve.

Qualifying times are 3.10 for men and 3.38 for women. Half marathon times of 1.30 for men and 1.44 for women are what you need to have a look in.

Best Race to Qualify For New York Marathon

With those high standards the race you choose to meet the qualifying times is very important. My number one tip is look for a race with good weather and a flat course. Those two factors will greatly improve your chances of htting your target.

Some of Flat Marathon Course that can give you an advantage

1. Honolulu Marathon – It was the writers no one pick because of a flat course

2. Chicago Marathon -Flat course but beware, the marathon has a history of horrible weather on Dday.

3. Marine Corps Marathon

4. Twin Cities marathon – Down side of this marathon is Leave your iphone home, ear phones are banned from twin cities.

5. Las Vegas marathon – It is the only marathon in the world where you can run and get married. For those married they can renew their wedding vows.

6. Miami Marathon

7. Berlin marathon

8. Rotterdam marathon.

Chicago marathon may be flat but the weather is very unpredictable.

Remember there is only one secret to improving your marathon performance: TRAINING.

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

 

Edwin Vander Sar New York Marathon Finish Time

Among the Celebrity marathon finishers at 2011 New York Marathon was former Manchester United goal keeper, Edwin Vander Sar. His finish time was 4:19:16.

I don’t know whether that time is impressive for an ex-footballer but I have to say it is a good time for a 40 year old when you consider my buddy who is 30 years old took 5 hours 20 minuets to finish a 42k Marathon.

As a goalkeeper Vander Sar spent 90 minutes standing between the post, New York Marathon must have been a gruesome experience.

2011 Stanchart Nairobi Marathon Training Week 7

“The marathon is a charismatic event. It has everything. It has drama. It has competition. It has camaraderie. It has heroism. Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.” Fred Lebow, New York Marathon founder.

After seven weeks on marathon training for 2011 Stanchart marathon, everything is going like clock. I have been very consistent with my training: 3 speed works in a week plus a long run on Sunday. Every day am feeling more confident of achieving a sub 3 hours marathon.

The last week consisted of intense speed works. I did Basso 800 on Wednesday, followed 10ks speed runs on Thursday and Friday. I feel am getting more benefits from this speed work because they are really challenging my body. During the runs I can feel the strain on my lungs and feet but at the finish I feel relaxed and satisfied.

I have been working on my feet movement, especially on my landing, to try and get the perfect foot strike. I have tried landing on my forefoot, mid foot, heel and I have found landing on my heel seems to work for me. There is no answer to the perfect foot strike, you have to experiment and see what works for you.

Another important area of focus is hydration. I have been seriously water loading. Drinking plenty of water is important to ensure quick recovery.

This week I will miss my Sunday long run because I will be traveling. The trip had been planned months in advance and there is no way I can cancel it. I don’t plan to try to recover it when I come back, I will just skip it and restart my training next week.

upward and forwards.

 

 

New York Marathon Iphone, Ipod, IPad App

New York Marathon IPhone / Ipod/Ipad App is designed to help spectators keep track with the progress of a runner during the race. The application, which can be downloaded for free, gives iPhone users the ability to track the elite runners at no cost or up to five other runners for $3.99.

The New York Marathon Iphone App has a rich menu:

  • Live race-day video feeds of the professional race
  • The five-hour NBC 4 New York show
  • Real-time photos
  • Elite runner leaderboard
  • Individual runner split tracking
  • “Cross-Path” feature displays your location with respect to the runner
  • Spectator map
  • Athlete profiles
  • News and alerts
  • Twitter feeds (#ingnycm)

for Download details visit NYRR Website

Register & Run 2011 New York Marathon

The ING New York Marathon website announced registration is open for 2011 New York City marathon.

Application can be done online. at ING NEW YORK MARATHON WEBSITE.

Conditions For Application.

2011 NYC Marathon Guaranteed Registration Entry

For you to be guaranteed a place in 2011 NYC Marathon you must have meet the minimum qualification times. Check out New York Marathon Qualification Times. Runners applying for guaranteed entry must register from January 10, 2011 at noon EDT until April 30, 2011 at 11:59 p.m.

Other runners with guaranteed entry are members of New York Road Runners club & charity runners.Who must meet the conditions set by NYRR.

2011 New York Marathon Lottery Application.

For the masses, Lottery applications will be accepted until 11:59 p.m. on April 19, 2011. NYRR will hold the lottery drawing for all applicants in late April. Good luck!

Exceptions.

If you have applied before but been denied entry for the last three years in a row (2008, 2009, and 2010), you can register for guaranteed entry.

Celebrities Results 2010 New York City Marathon

2010 New York City had a large field of celebrity runners. The most famous celebrity runner this year was Chilean Miner Edison Pena. He was the star of day as he was cheered on from the start to the finish.

I was following a twitter feed and I remember reading the Chilean miner crossing the half way point on 2:07:47. But it went down hill from there for the Chilean, it took him a near four hours to run the other half, his final result was 5:40:54.

For a round up of New York Marathon finish times of Weather Man Al Rocker, Anchor Robin Quivers, Anchor Meredith Vieria, Model Veronica Webb, Survivor winner Ethan Zohn, Footballer Amani Toomer, Tennis Pro Justin Gimelstob, Actor Anthony Edwards and celebrity chef Bobby Flay go to Celebrity Results at the Stir website

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.

New York Marathon Course Map 2010

2010 New York Marathon is happening next week on Sunday and I have been looking at the route map.

To watch an interactive NYC marathon route map go to ASICS NYC Marathon Map

To download New York Marathon Map go to Active NYC Map Download

Just like the previous years the course runs through all five boroughs of New York City.

It begins on Staten Island near the approach to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge. The runners cross the bridge.

After descending the bridge, the course winds through Brooklyn for approximately the next eleven miles. At 13.1 miles, runners cross the Pulaski Bridge, marking the halfway point of the race and the entrance into Long Island City, Queens. After about two and a half miles in Queens, runners cross the East River on the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan. The climb up the bridge is considered one of the most difficult points in the marathon.

Reaching Manhattan after about 16 miles, the race proceeds north on First Avenue, then crosses briefly into The Bronx via the Willis Avenue Bridge for a mile before returning to Manhattan via the Madison Avenue Bridge. It then proceeds south through Harlem down Fifth Avenue and into Central Park. At the southern end of the park, the race proceeds across Central Park South for the last mile. At Columbus Circle, the race re-enters the park and finishes outside Tavern on the Green.

Additional Source of Information Courtesy of Wikipedia NYC Marathon Page