NYC Marathon Roars Back

Sunday, November 03, 2013


The New York City Marathon charged back to life on Sunday as more than 48,000 runners streamed across the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge at the race's start. About 21,000 of them were holdovers from last year's race, which was cancelled because of Sandy.

Also back were spectators like Chip Fernandez in Brooklyn, who shared a message for his fiancee, runner Eileen San Felipe. "Sweetheart, you got this. It's gonna be easy for you," he told a reporter. Then added: "And hurry up so we can have some barbecue!"

Security was tight along the 26.2 mile route in response to the Boston Marathon bombing. New York Road Runners, which puts on the marathon, says it spent a million dollars, more than twice as much as last year, on security this year.

Geoffrey Mutai was the men's winner and Priscah Jeptoo won the women's race. Both runners are from Kenya.


Julianne Welby


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Anderson Kiprono from Rumbek Southern Sudan

i always listen to Radio Lab every day via my laptop in southern sudan,
I am kenyan from Iten Town

I love learning alot from Radio Lab.

All the Best

Anderson Kiprono

Nov. 06 2013 12:51 PM
Sara Valentine

That's Hungry March Band playing in the background. They've been playing at that location for the Marathon for over a decade.

Nov. 04 2013 03:46 PM

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