The 40th running received more than 100,000 applicants for 40,000 spots.

Recession…what recession?  The 2009 edition of the ING New York City Marathon had fees ranging from $138 for New York Road Runners members to $231 for international runners.  It just goes to show, people will pay price to support an addiction.

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