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.