More to Come

November 21, 2008

With the marathon now over and all the runners back into their routines and gearing up for the holidays, we’re starting our planning for 2009.

I can’t reveal any details yet, but we should have more info on soon.

In the meantime, if you’re ready to run and want to lock up a spot for next year, there is a charity option already open offering guaranteed entry. With the long lead time to raise your funds, now might be a good time to make your commitment.

Have great Thanksgiving. And thank you runners, fans, and visitors.


Carrera de Amore!

November 5, 2008

And now another action packed episode of “Carrera de Amore” (the Race of Love).  What the heck, I wonder who rented all these trucks (and there are more I can assure you of that)…


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It’s Over! Yay! Sigh…. (choose one)

November 4, 2008

Fred Lebow, the late, great New York City Marathon race director, wrote of the simultaneous elation and depression he would feel in the days following the race. He likened it to post-partum depression: All the hard work, all the waiting, is over, and you have something amazing to show for it, but there’s a palpable feeling of “now what?”

For runners and organizers alike, the marthon is a pinnacle of achievement. Having experienced PMD (post-marathon depression) many times, I can only say that it’s very real, so if you’re feeling it right now, you are normal. Don’t get carried away, but don’t worry that there’s something seriously wrong with you. Like your inability to walk down stairs, the sad wistfulness will fade over time. And there’s always next year to start training for!

It’s been great blogging to you.


Marathon Monday Sale

November 3, 2008

It’s at Tavern on the Green from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Lots of cool stuff. Finisher shirts, hats, hoodies, souvenirs, books, DVDs, and more. Details here.


Race Day Coverage

November 2, 2008

Read our stories and look at the photos here.

Paula, Gomes dos Santos, Fearnley, and Hunkeler

November 2, 2008

Here are your winners.

What a great day! Unbelievable!

Stay tuned for complete coverage later today.

Watch WNBC 4 New York

November 2, 2008

Watch the world’s greatest road race live at 9:00 a.m. on WNBC 4 in New York. And don’t forget to tune-in to Today in New York from 6:00 to 8:00 a.m. for pre-race coverage.

Viewers can also watch the race live online. U.S. residents watch at International viewers, go to

Learn more here.