2013 ING New York City Marathon

November 03, 2013
New York City, New York
New York Road Runners:

Along with family and friends he had a 25 person cheer squad on the course where they went by holding signs saying , "Say yes." She did and they finished together in 4:25.


A spokesman said they will move toward backing financial literacy projects. Also they aren't a bank in the US so aren't trying to attract individual bankers.

The Standard:

Jeptoo: “I have done enough in big city marathons and I now long to win an Olympic gold. If AK names me for the Commonwealth Games, I will honour the call."

The New York Times:

Kargbo is his country's top marathoner and has ran 2:35 under the tutelage of a sprint coach while living in poverty. He says, "When I run at home, people think it’s strange. But I keep going anyway. I think it’s part of my blood now. It is my passion and it is my talent.” He was hoping for big things in NYC, but ended up going to the hospital for exposure after finishing in a disappointing 2:58.

“My coach told me: ‘You are a small athlete. The winners are big athletes. If you compete with them you will not finish the race.’ ”

New York Road Runners:

He ran the first 18 miles of NYC the day after wining the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K.

Runner's World:

A lot of great info on the two training partners including their race strategy, training and fact that after only one day off Deba started running 7-8 miles a day taking the first steps towards her spring goal to win the Boston Marathon.

LRC The Time of My Life: Staten Island Native Mike Cassidy Shares His Experience Finishing The NYC Marathon Hand-In-Hand With His Hero Meb Keflezighi

Having a rough day Cassidy was almost ready to drop out at 10-miles into last Sunday's ING NYC Marathon, but he pushed through adversity and ended up finishing with the "highest honor of [his] career".

New York Road Runners:

A great run by Samuelson who won her age group and the two below her, but shows the poor day for US women that she was only 2 minutes off being 10th American.

"I didn’t dig that deep. I can’t say I raced, but I ran. I knew I couldn’t dig any deeper than I was digging, because I didn’t want to get to where I had to drop out."

LRC Record Number of Finishers at 43rd Running of the ING New York City Marathon

50,304 runners made history as the world’s largest number of marathon finishers.

New York Road Runners:

“I’ve never won a race as tough as this,” said the 32-year-old Kenyan, whose time of 2:08:24 is his slowest marathon since 2009. With no one showing any interest in surging with him into a headwind that flirted with 20 miles per hour, Mutai waited until the course did a U-turn at about the 20-mile mark to make his move.

“For me, I can say it was a tough race of all the marathons that I’ve run because those two ladies took off fast,” she said.

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