Lead pack of men is down to 5 but here is the top 30 at halfway.
Men are running fast. Remember in the history of NY, only 5 men have ever run under 2:08 and we have 5 men on that pace right now!!
In this history of this race dozens and dozens and dozens have hit halfway under 1:04 (including me). Marathons feel like a walk in the park, until it doesn't --- then it becomes extremely difficult.
Wait until they get to Spanish Harlem and then the Willis Avenue Bridge. That's where the race really begins.
The NYC Marathon begins at White Castle.