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    This past Sunday I watched 38,000 people torture themselves through 26.2 miles in the annual NYC Marathon.
    Before the race I walked the last couple miles in Central Park.


    On 59th Central Park South




    There was a slight uphill just before mile 26 that I'm sure felt like a mountain to the runners.


    Home stretch


    Finish Line


    Wheelchair athletes started at 9am and reached me shortly after 10:30. First man,




    Heading for the turn at Columbus Circle.





    up next, the Runners.
    Originally posted by Grumpee
    I only care for Disney bling!

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    Wow... those people kick tush.

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      We posted up around 5th Ave and 59th for the runners. The women started at 9:30. 2hrs 18min later the front two women reached us.


      Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain, who just had a baby nine months ago, won the race in 2hrs, 23min, 9 seconds. Gete Wami of Ethiopia was a close second.




      third place finisher Jelena Prokopcuka with a time of 2:26:13.





      The men front runners started at 10am. An amazing 2hrs later they passed us at an insane pace. These guys were running a consistant 5-minute mile!!




      Martin Lel of Kenya won with a time of 2:09:04. Second place was Abderrahim Goumri of Morrocco at 2:09:16.


      these guys make it look so easy


      More runners: a different breed















      Through the park after mile 25



      up next, Lance and the masses........
      Last edited by Duck44; 11-06-2007, 10:25 AM.
      Originally posted by Grumpee
      I only care for Disney bling!

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        A five minute mile...amazing. Of course, I'd probably have an easier time running if I had 0% body fat and lungs the size of Manhattan.
        Originally posted by All4dISNEY
        Words hurt.

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          Oooo! Did you see Katie Holmes?
          Originally posted by All4dISNEY
          Words hurt.

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            He decided to do it again! I wonder how he did this year. Hopefully no shin splints like last year.
            1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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              Look at the women who are the fastest, they look crazy skinny and yucky.

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                Lance Armstrong shaved 13 minutes off his 2nd NYC marathon. Lance finished 214th among the men in 2hrs 46min, 43 sec.
                Last year Lance called the race "the hardest physical thing I have ever done."
                Armstrong said he needed about four months to recover from the shin splints last year, when he finished 823rd among the men. This time, he trained more consistently and included faster 18- and 19-mile runs.









                Katie Holmes also ran. She finished in 5hrs, 29min, 58 sec.


                After 3hrs the course started getting crowded as 38,000 raced on.


                I saw people completely break down from physical exhaustion and runners carried off the course by medical personnel.

                This woman was forced to a walk and broke into tears






                About a 1/4 mile from the finish line. Columbus Circle


                anyone want to race next year?
                Last edited by Duck44; 11-06-2007, 10:43 AM.
                Originally posted by Grumpee
                I only care for Disney bling!

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                  I would love too do this race at least once. Is there a qualifying time?
                  1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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                    Wow you got some really cool shots, this is way more than I could ever run in a day, or a year fo rthat matter. What a great accomplishment for them...even having to walk at the end is huge for that long of a course.

                    A little piece of heaven

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                      Awesome pics Dan. I noticed that Katie was "beaming" for all to see and Lance looked pretty good.

                      I would rather just watch the run than partake. Just looking at your pictures gave me the chills.

                      Looks like you had fun.

                      Thanks for sharing.

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                        Originally posted by TicTocDragon View Post
                        I would love too do this race at least once. Is there a qualifying time?
                        No. There is a lottery. Its roughly 1 in 3 shot of getting a lottery spot. Or you can raise $$ and race for a charity. Or another way through NY Road Runners club(I think).
                        Originally posted by Grumpee
                        I only care for Disney bling!

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                          Originally posted by Duck44 View Post
                          Katie Holmes also ran. She finished in 5hrs, 29min, 58 sec.
                          Wow Katie, does Tom jump on those like he did Oprah's couch?

                          Honestly though, these people are awesome. I wanted to run a marathon so bad when I was younger and in shape and I regret not doing it. I think I would die if I did it now. Amazing.
                          I feel for the lady that was in tears when she had to walk.

                          Great shots and report Duck!

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                            Originally posted by Duck44 View Post

                            Katie Holmes also ran. She finished in 5hrs, 29min, 58 sec.
                            I'm hoping to finish my half-marathon in 5hrs, 29min, 58 sec. But I don't know if I have the stamina to flash the high-beams the whole time.
                            Originally posted by All4dISNEY
                            Words hurt.

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                              Originally posted by Aristocat View Post
                              I'm hoping to finish my half-marathon in 5hrs, 29min, 58 sec. But I don't know if I have the stamina to flash the high-beams the whole time.
                              I have some pretty gross photo's of runners' bloody shirts from chafing.
                              Originally posted by Grumpee
                              I only care for Disney bling!

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                                Originally posted by Duck44 View Post
                                I have some pretty gross photo's of runners' bloody shirts from chafing.

                                Oooohhhh, can we see those too?

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                                  Dan loved the pictures.. hubby wants to do this marathon. he is so out of shape right now.. last eyar was the first year he didnt do the LA marathon since it began.. this year he is gearing up for the vegas marathon at the beginning of december

                                  I would some day love to do one. Have only done a 1/2 marathon back in vancvouer in 1999.. my time was 3 hours (pretty bad) but still alot better than what I would do now

                                  thanks again for sharing the photos.. i lvoed them:yea:

                                  Friends for life

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                                    Does anyone else think that runner just have the scariest looking bodies? (at least those professional runners at the front of the pack)??

                                    Thanks for the pictures. I just don't think that I'd have to the time or patience to run that thing - or train for it!
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                                      Awesome Duck!

                                      Katie could have shaved at least an hour if someone ran behind her dressed like Tom Cruise.

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                                        Re: NYC Marathon(pics) w/ Lance Armstrong

                                        Originally posted by BFJen View Post
                                        Does anyone else think that runner just have the scariest looking bodies? (at least those professional runners at the front of the pack)??

                                        Thanks for the pictures. I just don't think that I'd have to the time or patience to run that thing - or train for it!
                                        That's the price one pays to be a world class racer, body fat is probably around 4% for some athletes, not too mention some of the women Ultra endurance sport athletes lose a a normal menstrual cycle. Not all have a normal life, it's eat sleep, dream, run, race.
                                        1st Amendment-Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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