I was in the first open corral at the NYC marathon this weekend. It's getting close to start time and we're still being held ~100 ft from the start line. At first, I just assumed they were giving the elite runners some room to get loose. Then out of nowhere, 300 people file into the chute. In front of our corral. My first assumption was that they moved the sub-elite corral to our chute, but I immediately notice that just about every one of these turds has headphones, cameras, etc. Then the gun goes off and they hold us for 90 seconds to give the joggers a head start! That way, we get to dodge these turds across the entire Verrazano Narrows bridge. I don't care how much they paid for the privilege to start up there, that shit was stupid and dangerous. I lived in NYC for a while and I was a big fan of NYRR, but someone up high these days is making some dumb decisions.