Nine Reasons Wilson Kipsang Won The NYC Marathon And You Didn't

On a cold and crazy-windy day, 32-year-old Wilson Kipsang of Kenya cruised through the five boroughs of New York City for 26 miles, and still had the presence of mind to provide spectators an edge-of-the-couch, hollering-hoarse, mano-a-mano throwdown in the last quarter mile. He edged out Ethiopia's Lelisa Desisa for… » 11/04/14 5:04pm 11/04/14 5:04pm

Lay Off The Spaghetti, Marathoners: Why Carb Loading Might Slow You Down

The 45,000 or so runners who will gather on Staten Island for this Sunday's NYC Marathon have put in the training. They've run and stretched and strengthened and covered their finely honed machine in technical fabrics. The only question that remains is this: What should they put in the tank? » 10/31/14 2:04pm 10/31/14 2:04pm

Can American Des Linden Win The NYC Marathon?

I like Des Linden. I like her to throw it down for the win at this weekend's NYC Marathon. Reason is, in running's top echelon, Linden has only been blessed, and it's sort of a dubious blessing, with the ability to work hard. She has ground and scrapped and relentlessly gutted out every second's improvement for eight… » 10/29/14 4:51pm 10/29/14 4:51pm

America's Fastest Norwegian-Speaking International Lawyer Takes On The…

Oh look, here's a short video of one of the top US women on the New York City Marathon elite roster, Annie Bersagel, manifesting two of her many skills. Way under the US radar, Bersagel is the fastest Norwegian-speaking American marathoner. Or, the only full-time lawyer under 2:30. Or, the most operatic singer/runner… » 10/27/14 11:31pm 10/27/14 11:31pm

These Assholes Are Flipping Off Cameras Because They're Mad That The…

This picture via @AshleyKMayo, from the NYC Marathon track, where some runners are apparently jogging the official marathon route despite the postponement of tomorrow's race. Mayo reports that other runners-following the marathon's route today despite the marathon having been postponed for the express reason that,… » 11/03/12 10:40am 11/03/12 10:40am

The Woozy, Barfy Aftermath Of The New York City Marathon: A Video

The finish line at the New York City marathon is a strange place to be: There is a general air of triumph, of course, but physical despair and agony nearly overshadows it. Yesterday in Central Park, there was stumbling. There was vomiting. There were tears, and they were not always tears of joy. And there were lots… » 11/07/11 11:40am 11/07/11 11:40am