The founder of GearJunkie ran the In the grass at the side of the course, military men in fatigues are gripping guns and watching a crowd shuffling toward the start. Security is no joke at the New York City Marathon. So when a cannon fires to kick off the event, my heart skips — no one told me there was a cannon! I jump, my blood racing, and then feet all around begin to mobilize. A mass of runners takes off to traverse the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge, a view of Manhattan uncompromised to the north. The finish line lies Indeed, 52, humans ran last year, making it the biggest marathon in the world. I was invited by New Balance in to take it on. Waves of racers are released from Staten Island in multiple heats.
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Trail Running. United States. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. There are probably more songs about New York than runners in this year's NYC marathon—and certainly more great ones than miles in the race. This week we pay tribute to NYC with 12 of those songs, as varied as the city itself, to get you pumped for Marathon Sunday. Feel free to share what songs you'll have running through your head while you run through the boroughs below. Good luck out there, runners! There's no better way to pump up for the race than with Sinatra's classic, the smooth serenade that will send you across the starting line. You and 48, of your closest, sweatiest friends are about to make a brand new start of it right there in old New York.
On November 3, more than 50, runners will line up at the starting line of the New York City Marathon to run Doing so will allow you to let go of PR expectations—although you very well might set a new best time, with the huge field and roaring crowds pushing you to the finish. Just go with the flow with the ups and downs, taking in all the magic that is a marathon in the heart of the Big Apple. Here are some of our favorite tips for conquering this course in the Big Apple. Afterward, see a Broadway show , enjoy a cup of coffee or tea in Times Square, or read a book in Central Park. Remember, the marathon will be your tour of all five boroughs! The number one way to tackle hills in a marathon is to do so by conserving energy. Many runners will try to maintain pace on hills, but when you do, it can suck the life out of you by mile 20 which is the real start of the race. It takes a lot more energy to run hard up a hill , and many times it leaves you too tired to take advantage of the downs.
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