2015 New York City Marathon - TCS New York City Marathon

November 01, 2015
New York, NY
Running USA:

The Peachtree 10K topped the list, beating out the NYC Marathon by a little less than 5,000.

Runner's World:

“But when your hamstring starts to cramp up and your calf starts to cramp up, you really want to be anonymous."

Runner's World:

Ten finisher medals were sold on eBay for $89.99 each.

LRC Interesting Notes And Stats On The 2015 TCS New York City Marathon

Take a guess on who beat out Alana Hadley and Meb Keflezighi as the top tracked runner?

The New York Times:

Read what the experience is like for the runners literally at the back of the pack
*MB: Inspirational New York Times article about unofficial NYC finishers Some may feel the use of the word "inspirational" was trolling.

Runner's World:

95-year-old Jonathan Mendes dropped out after 16-miles, failing to become the oldest NYC finisher (record is at 93). “I quit because I started getting some pain in my legs. I called a cab home, had a double scotch, took a shower, and went to sleep. ... It ain’t over until it’s over. Next year I will be 96 a few days before the marathon. If I am still here and I feel like I can, we will do it once again. Don't tell my children.”

"I am a very fortunate person. They tell me I have all my marbles. I go in the park every morning around 7:15 a.m. and I say, ‘Hey, God, thank you for good health and a good quality of life.’”

Associated Press:

A recovering heroin addict from Italy was found aboard a subway train still wearing his racing clothes.

OlympicTalk | NBC Sports:

On both sides it looks like there are two favorites to make the team (Ritz, Meb, Shalane and Desi) with the third spots being wide open.

Japan Running News:

Kawauchi: "If Meb hadn't been there for me I probably wouldn't have been able to push it this hard.  I owe this race to Meb."

Runner's World:

Barry Goldmeier has now worn his costume at more than 10-marathons, but said he wouldn't wear it in Boston because he's afraid of the reaction.

The Balanced Runner™:

Does part of Mary Keitany's success come from her hands?

The New York Times:

You'll might remember Walters as he was featured in the WTW last week. Here, the former All-American and OT qualifier talks about how he's kept the dedication and ability going as a 60-year-old.

“At this stage, when you’re working your way backward in time, you have to find new motivation. You know next year you probably won’t be as fast, but you still find the joy of pushing yourself to the limit. ... In my younger years, I was able to push it over the red line and hang on. I would rather die than slow down.”

“I’m not talented; I’m a middle-of-the-road guy, with middle speed. But I’ve learned that if you spend enough time investing in what you care about, you’ve got a running start.”

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