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Monday Motivation: Runners After the New York City Marathon

Congratulations to the 50,881 runners that braved chilling 30-mph winds at yesterday’s New York City Marathon! Prior to Sunday, 974,257 people had completed the 26.2-mile course throughout the five buroughs. First organized in 1970, this year the historic marathon also celebrated its millionth finisher, brooklyn resident Katherine Slingluff, who crossed the finish line in 4:43:36. According to ESPN, Slingluff was awarded a guaranteed entry into the race for life and a shopping spree for marathon gear. She also had the opportunity to take a photo with the winners, Wilson Kipsang (2:10:55) and Mary Keitany for the women’s race (2:25:07).

Regardless of what place you finished, though, today NYC Marathon participants everywhere are feeling the post-race aches and burns from pounding pavement for 26.2 miles.  A New York Times produced video by Deborah Acosta titled “After the Marathon” is only too spot on about capturing the post-marathon walk of pain back home (or to the closest pizza joint), and the bodily struggles NYC marathoners everywhere may be experiencing today. Take it slow runners and avoid taking the stairs, you deserve a break.