Tag Archives: marathon

NEW YORK CITY: Gay Runners To Pub Crawl For Hurricane Sandy Relief

Instead of taking part in the now-canceled Marathon, today some gay runners and their supporters will pub crawl for hurricane relief in Hell’s Kitchen, Chelsea, and the West Village. Beneficiaries will be the American Red Cross, the Ali Forney Center, and New York Care. More details are here and on the event’s Facebook page.

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NYC Marathon Canceled

After an outpouring of criticism from all corners, the New York City Marathon has been canceled for this Sunday. It’s not yet been disclosed if the race will be rescheduled.

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Today’s New York Post

I can’t say I’ve ever agreed with the Post before.  It does seem surreal that the Marathon is still going to happen on Sunday.

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Paul Ryan Lied About Marathon Feat

Runner’s World clocks him on it. It turns out Paul Ryan has not run a marathon in less than three hours—or even less than four hours. A spokesman confirmed late Friday that the Republican vice presidential candidate has run one marathon. That was the 1990 Grandma’s Marathon in Duluth, Minnesota, where Ryan, then 20, is listed as having finished in ...

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Morning View – Marathon Ready

The barricades are up, the cops are in position, and any minute the leaders in the NYC Marathon will hit their half-way point as they pass my block on the Upper East Side. Bleachers and band stages have been erected all along this portion of the route, where UES hospital employees will cheer on their teams. The music and screaming ...

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CNBC: Immigrant NYC Marathon Winner Not A “Real” American

Sunday morning when I reported that an American had won the NYC Marathon for the first time in 27 years, I purposely didn’t mention that he is a naturalized citizen – an immigrant from Eritrea – because, you know, so fucking what? American is American, right? Well, not according to CNBC’s Darren Rovell. Via AmericaBlog, Rovell’s commentary: It’s a stunning ...

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American Wins NYC Marathon For First Time Since 1982

Meb Keflezighi, the 2004 Olympic silver medalist, won the NYC Marathon today, the first American to do so in 27 years. A surprisingly strong contingent of Americans were trying to break a 27-year men’s drought in the New York City Marathon, with four Americans in the lead back for a long while.But as the race turned down Fifth Avenue with ...

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Afternoon View – NYC Marathon

Today’s NYC Marathon runs past my street at the 16-mile mark. The course goes through all five boroughs, although the Staten Island portion is pretty much just the Verrazano Bridge and the runners wisely only step into the Bronx for a few blocks. By the time I took the above photo, the winners had already been interviewed in Central Park, ...

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