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wejo
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The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:14AM Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is breaking news and sorry for not being able to put up anything before now. I wasn't sure this was actually going to happen until I saw it.

The pro version of the 2012 NYC marathon is about to get underway. It's starting at 11:15 am in Central Park. It will be the Central Park course used for the Olympic Trials. I didn't think it would happen until I saw it but the runners are on the starting line.

After watching the Giants lose to Pittsburgh before 80,000 fans in NJ, the pro runners still in NYC got upset. Why should the Super Bowl of US running be cancelled when regular season NBA and NFL games go on as scheduled? Marathoning is a pro sport they said.

Many of the pros had read the piece by Mike Cassidy, the native Staten Islander Olympic Trials qualifier, who said the marathon should go on. http://www.letsrun.com/news/2012/11/long-run-pain-a-staten-islanders-view-on-why-the-marathon-should-not-have-been-cancelled/ They contacted him to congratulate him on the piece and in doing so found out being a New Yorker he had connections to mayor Mike Bloomberg.

Calls were put in to Bloomberg and the need for the pro-race was stressed. There was talk of doing it next week on the full NYC course. However, Bloomberg said he didn't want to shut down the streets as that was expensive. Since the city already had all the tax money from the 20,000 foreign tourists who came to run NYC, Bloomberg the businessman, determined there was no need to shut down the streets. Just hold the marathon in Central Park. Instead of paying $3 million to shut down the streets, the city is putting $1 million towards the prize money in Central Park.

$200,000 for 1st, $125 2nd, $75k for 3rd, $50 for 4th, $30k for 5th, the final $20k for places 6 through 10.

It's expected the NYC marathon will still pay some appearance fees. No one knows if this will count in the WMM majors or not.

The thought was to have the race next weekend, but there is a huge concert in the Park. It was pointed out the Boston Marathon is held on a Monday, so the race was decided to be run today. This was decided about 11:30 pm last night.

The only problem is about 1/3 to 1/2 the pros had gone home. Will update you on the fields in a second. Wilson Kipsang and Meb are running. Olympic Champion Tiki Gelana is on the start as well.
streaming?
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:16AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Where can I watch this race?

Will it be on ESPN2?
billm
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:18AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is awesome.

I'm guessing no live splits if they don't have generators in the park anymore.
april 1
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:20AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This isn't an early April Fool's Day joke, is it?
redux
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:20AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
So the NYC taxpayer's are now paying the pros?! HA!
wejo
co-founder
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:20AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
No one knows what is going to happen with TV. It may be on ESPN2 later tonight. No live tv coverage.


There is a live stream of portions of the course for the media. The media insisted on keeping the generators that the NY Post featured on page 1 of its paper on Friday that led to the cancelling of the mass race.

Men and women started together.

Men's first mile a slow 4:57.

Women were 5:32.

We've got a few spotters on the course but please understand the splits won't be great.
field!!!!
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:21AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Who is in the DAMN race? This is inexcusable to not have a start list up.

Heads should roll for this.
on the course
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:24AM - in reply to field!!!! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
I'm in the park. I just saw Meb, Abdi, Andrew Carlson. Definitely didn't see Jason Hartmann and he's so tall I wouldn't miss him.
#YOBRO
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:24AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Wtf is going on? Did someone jack rojo's account or is he on the bath salts?
wejo
co-founder
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:24AM - in reply to on the course Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Mile 2 another 4:57 for the men
women not there yet.

i'll give an update on the field.
Some things are obvious
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:27AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Someone hijacked Wejo's account.

Pretty funny.
wejo
co-founder
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:29AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Ok there really isn't an official start list as they had to see who showed up.

Wilson Kipsang is here and is still the favorite. Martin Lel is here. No Stanley Biwott. Dos Santos is here. No Gebremariam. Moses Mosop is running.

So still pretty good.

The poster was right no Jason Hartmann for the Americans.

Meb and Abdi are here. Abdi however was out partying last night and was told at 11:00pm out the race at Rosie O'Grady's (the bar the athletes hang out at). So no one knows if he's 100%.

Men's preview was here:
http://www.letsrun.com/news/2012/10/the-five-men-that-could-win-the-2012-ing-new-york-city-marathon/

Brett Gotcher is here so it Scott Bauhs.

Looks like a few guys startd, jogged a quarter mile and stopped, hoping to get their appearance fees. Not sure who they were.

American preview was here:
http://www.letsrun.com/news/2012/11/a-look-at-the-american-mens-invasion-at-the-2012-ing-new-york-city-marathon/
usa!
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:31AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This would be great if an American could win it. Too bad a few more Kenyan guys didn't get on early flights home.

Go Meb!!!!
cghk
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:32AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
i dont get it
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:32AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
This is great news!
Please keep reporting the race as it goes on.
Story Telling
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:34AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Weird that these guys wouldn't save it up and cash in at another race unless they are actually getting their appearance fees. If they are getting their pay pretty pathetic they would only go a 1/4 mile. It's not like they can't get a workout in today.
wejo
co-founder
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:34AM - in reply to usa! Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
Sorry for not having more on the women's race. That's just how we work at LRC.

Anyway, the 3rd mile we missed the split as we have a spotter at 5k not 3 miles.

5k was 15:27. So moderately paced but much faster than what Ryan Hall ran on this course at the Olympic Trials. Hall was 16:51 in 2007 at the Trails for 5k and really ran a negative split that day.

Speaking of Ryan he is here doing work for Asics and is following the runners on a bike.

Everyone up there at this point in the lead pack including the Americans. Beautiful weather. Good day to run.
frmer agent
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:36AM - in reply to wejo Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
With the appearance fees there usually is a lesser amount that is just guaranteed for just starting the race. If you then run a decent time (say sub 2:12 for a top pro, sub 2:15 for a lesser American) you'll get more money.
steve h
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:37AM - in reply to frmer agent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
How in this day and age can we not have live splits? LRCers on the course need to crowd source this thing and post splits. Fan out through the course.
agip
RE: The Race Goes On: Live Splits of Monday's Pro NYC Marathon in Central Park 11/5/2012 10:37AM - in reply to frmer agent Reply | Return to Index | Report Post
quick poll: how many people believe this is actually happening?
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