It was a perfect fall day in New York for the 46th running of the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A record number of runners—52,049—started the five-borough race from Staten Island to Central Park. Mary Keitany (2:24:26) and Ghirman Ghebreslassie (2:07:51) won the women’s and men’s titles and 10 Americans placed in the top 20 of each race. […]
ESPN talked to spectators at New York’s biggest block party about why they’re watching the city’s 40th marathon, and all conceded that it’s far easier to watch than to run one. Read what they had to say at this link.