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… » 11/04/14 5:04pm 11/04/14 5:04pm

How This Working Man Became Japan's Most Controversial Marathoner

One guy, one not-super-fast-or-important guy has sort of spanked the elite running establishments of Japan, and the US of A. That guy is Japanese government clerk Yuki Kawauchi, pronounced Kow wah OO chee. He'll be part of the elite men's field in Sunday's NYC Marathon. » 11/01/14 7:04pm 11/01/14 7:04pm

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

No, It Was Definitely A Good Idea To Cancel The New York City Marathon

Last night, ESPN The Magazine's Chris Jones wrote a column arguing that this past weekend's New York City Marathon should not have been canceled, despite the fallout from Hurricane Sandy. » 11/06/12 1:30pm 11/06/12 1:30pm

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

This Evening: Watch A Couple Get Married While Running The NYC Marathon

Your p.m. roundup for Nov. 7, the day we forgot to bid on John Lennon's rotten tooth. Video via Buzzfeed. Got any stories or photos for us? Tip your editors. » 11/07/11 7:50pm 11/07/11 7:50pm

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

The Woozy, Loogie-Hocking Aftermath Of The New York City Marathon: A…

Finishing a marathon is an amazing accomplishment. It is also, as that David Fleming story reminded us, a rather dehumanizing and soul-crushing endeavor. As far as we know, the New York City Marathon was poop-free this year, but wobble-free? Not at all. » 11/08/10 6:50pm 11/08/10 6:50pm

A Chilean Miner Is Running The NYC Marathon, Proving That We're All…

How would the average person spend 69 days trapped underground? Edison Peña ran three to six miles daily. Now he's running in the NYC Marathon this weekend. Great. I'll be on a couch, trapped under a pile of wings. » 11/02/10 6:35pm 11/02/10 6:35pm

Darren Rovell Is Technically Sorry; Old Canard About African Runners…

Remember how CNBC's Darren Rovell went weirdly nativist yesterday, calling technical American Meb Keflezighi a "ringer" and grouching that his New York City Marathon victory shouldn't count as a real American achievement? Yeah, his bad. » 11/03/09 3:15pm 11/03/09 3:15pm