Take on the Staten Island Half-Marathon
How creepy is this? The two suspects in the Boston marathon bombing were planning to then go to Times Square in their hijacked vehicle and set off more explosives.
UPDATE: Mike Bloomberg Defends Running the Marathon.If you're reading this, you're probably one of the lucky New Yorkers who currently has electricity -- or you're in a NYC Marathon media tent in Central Park that (as outrageous as it may sound) is getting electricity via-several diesel-powered gene ... More >>
Because every athlete needs a cheerleader
Perhaps you spent yesterday in your pj's, surrounded by boxes of pizza. Or maybe you put on your Saturday pants and ventured about, cheering for marathoners and throwing them bananas and bagels (be more careful next time, you could put someone's eye out!). But whatever you did, we're pretty sure you ... More >>
Marathons! Here's the thing. We do not get them. No, we don't get them at all. First of all, is it really healthy to force your body to move that far, for that long? Isn't "nipple chafing" a sure sign that you're doing too much? But, fine, we respect your right to run for a long time and then ... More >>
Partake in the marathon while eating and drinking. It’s highly relaxing
The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you dont know the score, well tell you.
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Norwegian marathon legend (and local running hero) Grete Waitz has died in Oslo of cancer. She was 57. "For her to pass away, the greatest female athlete our sport has seen, to pass away on the day of the Boston Marathon is fitting," said Tracy Sundlun, Vice President of the marathon produci ... More >>
MutaiThe fastest Boston marathon ever has now been run by Geoffrey Mutai, who crossed the finish line while you were lazily sitting in front of a computer in your pajamas, or perhaps passively taking part in a PowerPoint presentation, or possibly commuting. Mutai finished his 26 miles and 385 ... More >>
Here's some inspiring news to make you feel lazy. A 92-year-old woman named Gladys Burrill, who has the rather bad-ass but adorable nickname "the Gladyator," has become the oldest person in the world to complete a marathon, beating the previous 90-year-old world record holder (boo-yah!). She ... More >>
viaGood news! Kelly Gneiting, a former U.S. sumo champion from Arizona who weighs 400 pounds, finished the Los Angeles Marathon in 9 hours, 48 minutes, and 42 seconds on Sunday, winning himself the much-coveted Guinness World Record of "Heaviest Person to Complete a Marathon." He jogged the f ... More >>
Robert F. Scott and his doomed 1912 crew. What is so great about barren, uninhabitable Antarctica? First people are chomping at the bit to run marathons there, now they're racing to the South Pole to celebrate the 100th anniversaries next year of Roald Amundsen's and Robert Scott's expedition ... More >>
via Avi Gerver for The New York TimesRescued Chilean miner Edison Peña, noted New York hater, did not win the ING New York City Marathon. That honor went to Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia in his first time at the competition. On the women's side, Edna Kiplagat of Kenya finished victorious. Th ... More >>
Every once in a while (okay, fine, probably more often than not, seeing as how we live in New York), a person comes along who, for whatever reason, makes us feel like a worthless piece of lazy crap. Like that chick who beat the shit out of the man who attempted to rob her last night in the Ea ... More >>
Paw Tracks' imprints stack up at Cake Shop
Fest first-timer: Director Benjamin Heisenberg
Melissa Moon finishes first among women in today's Empire State run. More than 300 athletes climbed 86 floors today in the New York Road Runners' annual Empire State Building Run-Up. The race, which covered 1,576 stairs and included runners from 19 states and 17 countries, began in the building's ... More >>
Meb Keflezighi finished first among men in the 40th Annual New York City Marathon with a time of 2:09:15. He's the first American to take the laurels since 1982. Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia took the women's title at 2:28:52, with the 2007 and 2008 winner Paul Radcliffe, who apparently experienced k ... More >>
Cheer on the athletes at the ING NYC Marathon
As many of you know, our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the coolest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Diwali Brick Lane Curry House various dates Celebrate Diwali, the Indian festival of lights with Chef Karthik Kumar, who is running a special menu this week an ... More >>
Stay up all night for this South Asian tradition
Cute, cuddly animals take over
This week, staff writer Graham Rayman wrote a poignant cover story about a group of African long-distance runners living in the Bronx who travel around the country, chasing the modest prize money of marathons, half-marathons, and running club championships.To illustrate the piece, we asked Ethiopian ... More >>
Based in the Bronx, some of the most successful athletes you've never heard of live to run away with your club money
The Staten Island Advance reports that Joseph Marotta, a former Community Board Chairman, died of a heart attack Sunday night after walking the New York City Marathon. It was the 66-year-old's fourth Marathon, a tradition he began after his son donated a kidney to him in 2004. As previously reported ... More >>
Best spots to watch the ING NYC Marathon
12-plus-hour Out 1 returns to MOMI. Bring snacks.
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