Track and Field

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    How a Food Writer Eats His Way Through the NYC Marathon

    It was shortly after 1 p.m. when my thigh region really started to burn. "I should eat something soon," I thought aloud. Having already digested some bananas, the last thing I wanted was another piece of fruit. "We got mini Snickers ovah here," a Long Island accent called out from just around a co ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 18, 2014


    Be rugged and outdoorsy, even in the city

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    October 9, 2013


    Take on the Staten Island Half-Marathon

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    The Boston Bombing Suspects Were Also Going To Bomb Times Square

    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.

  • Voice Choices

    January 23, 2013


    Shape up in Central Park

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    NYC Marathon: Stupid Media Tent For Even Stupider Race Gets Power Before Thousands Of New Yorkers

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2012

    Considering The "Greatest" Olympian

    Two-time Olympic gold winner and head of the London Olympics Sebastian Coe started an unexpected uproar a few days ago with some a well-intentioned comments about Michael Phelps: "You can probably say that clearly, self-evidently, in medal tally he's the most successful. My personal view is that I ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011


    The greatest band of all 
time reunites, sort of

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2011

    Couple Marries on Mile 22 of the New York City Marathon

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    NYC Marathoners Could Someday Make You Feel Lazy for Two Days, Not Just One

    ​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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 26, 2011

    Sitting On Your Ass Is a Sport

    Partake in the marathon while eating and drinking. It’s highly relaxing

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    October 26, 2011
  • News

    October 19, 2011

    Wide World of Sports

    The national pastime of the U.S.? The sports capital of the U.S.? If you don’t know the score, we’ll tell you.

  • Voice Choices

    September 28, 2011


    See the fall colors and get in shape

  • Voice Choices

    June 22, 2011


    More things to do on your day off!

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Grete Waitz, Marathon Legend, Dead at 57

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2011

    Geoffrey Mutai Runs Fastest Boston Marathon Ever

    Mutai​The 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 >>

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    April 13, 2011
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    April 6, 2011

    92-Year-Old Marathoner Is Way More Awesome Than You

    ​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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2011

    400-Pound Sumo Wrestler Finishes Marathon, Breaks World Record

    via​Good 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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2011


    NYU hosts the men's Track and Field Championship

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    January 19, 2011

    ON YOUR MARK . . .

    A day at the USA Track and Field Championships

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2011

    More Lunatics Headed to Antarctica

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2010

    Gebre Gebremariam Wins NYC Marathon

    via Avi Gerver for The New York Times​Rescued 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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2010

    NYC Marathon: Making You Feel Worthless, One Runner at a Time

    ​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 >>

  • Film

    September 22, 2010

    The Robber Takes Off

    Fest first-timer: Director Benjamin Heisenberg

  • Voice Choices

    May 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Empire State Stair Race Draws Pros, Amateurs, and Seniors Up 86 Flights

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2009

    Marathon: Keflezighi of U.S., Tulu of Ethiopia Win

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    October 27, 2009


    Cheer on the athletes at the ING NYC Marathon

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2009

    What's Happening This Week: A Festival of Lights; An Absinthe Tasting

    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 >>

  • Voice Choices

    April 29, 2009


    Runners take their marks for the season’s last meet

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    April 29, 2009


    Stay up all night for this South Asian tradition

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    Cute, cuddly animals take over

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    Picture's Worth a Few Hundred Words

    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 >>

  • News

    December 17, 2008

    Will Run for Food

    Based in the Bronx, some of the most successful athletes you've never heard of live to run away with your club money

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    Second Marathon Casualty Named

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2008

    Luke Wilson Romantic Development

    This from a source: "Luke Wilson went to the University of Pennsylvania relay races with Morgan Freeman and met Meg Simpson, Yale-educated lawyer and daughter of Turner Broadcasting Atlanta Braves announcer Joe Simpson. They fell for each other. Her family rented a beach house at Bethany Beach, Dela ... More >>

  • Film

    February 20, 2007

    A Very (Very) Long Engagement

    12-plus-hour Out 1 returns to MOMI. Bring snacks.

  • Books

    March 14, 2006

    Say My Name

    Bandage on the run: Colson Whitehead returns

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Weiner Runs on Faith

    Yours truly wasn't the fastest kid on the track team at St. Francis of Assisi Middle School. In fact, he was about the least fast. This was illustrated at the track meet where he found himself in a heat with two competing runners who each had a visible physical handicap. It was kind of race that off ... More >>

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    November 9, 2004
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    October 28, 2003
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    April 8, 2003

    Her Métier is Running

    Aliann Pompey On the Fast Track

  • News

    October 31, 2000

    Runner With a Cause

    Japan's Michael Jordan Takes On the NYC Marathon

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    August 31, 1999
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    May 18, 1999
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    January 26, 1999
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    November 3, 1998

    Life On The Run

    If charisma made you faster, an American might actually win the New York Marathon

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