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NYC Marathon up Close at Mile 26 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tom Johansmeyer

From a great spot at mile 26, only a few hundred yards from the finish line, fellow blogger Laurie DePrete and I got a close look at what it means to finish this grueling endeavor.

WATCH: Amazing Time Lapse Videos Of The NYC Marathon

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York City Marathon was an inspiring feat of human achievement, the largest marathon in history, in fact. It was also very long, and if you are...

Life After 50: Run A Marathon, Change Your Life

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

How did this experience change my life? As I crossed the finish line and felt someone place a medal around my neck, I understood, for the first time, that age is just a number. At 50, I ran a marathon.

A Salute to the Everyday Marathoners in Our Midst

Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Tasha Gordon-Solmon

As a respectably athletic 20-something Manhattanite, I don't like to run around the block, unless it's in pursuit of a truck selling things that are deep-fried.

Edison Pena, Chilean Miner, Sings Elvis On Letterman (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Simon McCormack | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Edison Pena, one of the 33 miners rescued from a collapsed Chilean mine, went on "The Late Show" with David Letterman Thursday night. Letterman asked...

The 'Everything' Guide To The NYC Marathon

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Whether you're participating or watching the ING New York City Marathon, it is a spectacular event. Over 40,000 runners have seriously trained for mo...

'Born To Run' Author To Kick Off Marathon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Or maybe wearing he'll wear Vibram Five Fingers foot gloves, he hasn't quite decided. "I feel like I could run it barefoot no problem," said the autho...

Carbs, Carbs, Carbs: Where To Eat Pre-Marathon

Huffington Post | Grace Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Preparing to run a marathon can be incredibly tough on your body. Properly fueling the night before the race is key to feeling energized the followin...

Marathons Become More Popular With Boost Of Charity Runners

NY Times Blog | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

The signs of charity seem to be everywhere in the marathon these days. On the Internet, social networking sites have facilitated fund-raising. On the ...

Catching Up With Matt Long: Survivor, Firefighter, Ironman and New Author

Peter Robert Casey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Peter Robert Casey

You will be moved, inspired, sometimes horrified, transfixed and amazed at the twists and turns that the New York native has overcome to continue his life's work as an athlete, motivational speaker and entrepreneur.

April 21st: Rosie Ruiz Steals Boston Marathon

Sophie Pollitt-Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sophie Pollitt-Cohen

I hope to offer explanations that shed new light on my story, and maybe shed light on the medal that will be given back to me when everyone realizes I did not, in fact, take the subway to the finish line at the Boston Marathon in 1980.

James Kwambai: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

James Kwambai of Kenya is set to compete in this Sunday's New York City Marathon. Kwambai has competed in 7 previous marathons, 2 of which he won. Kw...

Women on a Marathon

Andrea Hagelgans | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Andrea Hagelgans

A path for women has been blazed at the NYC marathon. But in places like the Congo and Afghanistan, a girl's first encounter with running usually involves running away from danger.

Meb Keflezighi Wins NYC Marathon

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Meb Keflezighi has become the first American man to win the New York City Marathon since 1982. Keflezighi, the 2004 Oly...

Ryan Hall: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

American Ryan Hall is set to compete in Sunday's New York City Marathon. Hall holds the U.S. half marathon record and placed tenth in the 2008 Olympic...

The Booziest Marathon Viewing In Brooklyn

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

As you may have heard on Sunday, 40,000 runners are going to be winding through the five boroughs for the 39th NYC marathon. Suffice it to say you wil...

Be There: ING NYC Marathon Racing Your Way

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The clock is ticking down to the 2009 ING New York City Marathon - and this year's event is one you don't want to miss....

CNBC Reporter Says NYC Marathon Winner Is Only "Technically" an American

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Henry Blodget

Never mind that Keflezighi is an American citizen. Never mind that he's lived in the United States for 22 years. Never mind that he has raced for the United States in the Olympics.

NYC Marathon Facts: 7 Things You Didn't Know About The New York City Marathon

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 40,000 people of all shapes and sizes are taking part in this year's New York York City Marathon. While the field features several elite a...

NYC Marathon 2009: Running Rabbis Race For Charity

The Jewish Exponent | Fredda Sacharow | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In their day jobs, they deliver sermons, chant Kabbalat Shabbat services, teach Hebrew school, cram for rabbinical-school exams, and conduct funerals ...

100+ Bands Play NYC Marathon Route

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

On Sunday, live musicians turn the marathon route into an all-day party...

Derartu Tulu Wins NYC Marathon

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Derartu Tulu of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon in her comeback to the sport. She pulled away in the final ...

Jaouad Gharib: NYC Marathon Runner May Win Top Prize

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Moroccan Jaouad Gharib will compete in Sunday's New York City Marathon. Gharib has competed 8 times before and at the 2004 and 2008 Olympic Games. He ...

The NYC Marathon Has Made Great Strides Since 1970

NBC NewYork | NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The New York City Marathon is a classic Big Apple story: a small group of pioneers has an idea. They promote it and capture the imagination of hundred...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Berman

Here's the stunning part about the New York City Marathon: not that an American won, but that American runners dominated the field. Six of the top 10 finishers were American. What's going on here?