NYC Marathon 2010 To Host Runners From All Over The World

November 7th, 2010 - 8:24 pm ICT by GD  

By Madhuri Dey
new-york-city-marathonNew York City, Nov 7, (THAINDIAN NEWS) With just moments left to go for the NYC Marathon to kick-off, bloggers on the web have charted out routes and maps for those who would want to follow the historical event from the comfort of their homes. The marathon provides a great opportunity for people to come together from diverse backgrounds for a healthy and worthwhile purpose. Fans sitting in Canada’s Waterloo also have a lot to look forward to in the NYC Marathon as more than 50 runners from the region will be running alongside the Americans. The Canadians will be seen sporting green T-shirt to allow people to distinguish them from the other runners.

Cheryl Wilson, the trip organizer and runner, said that a large number of people showed interest in the NYC Marathon by participating in the Waterloo’s Runners’ Choice which was an 18-week training program. The runners did a lot of hill training to gear up for the NYC Marathon which will be a total 42km run.

This year the event is bigger than ever and the latest technology will ensure that fans sitting at home can track their friend, family member or favorite celebs running the marathon. With participants of various nationalities, race and ethnicities running together on the historical track that starts from Staten Islands and ends at Central Park. The runners will all go through the 5 boroughs of the Big Apple in the course of the Marathon. The prize money this year is $600,000 and the audience is also higher than ever. Yellow kilometer signs and clocks have been placed for the runners at an interval of every 5kms and there are also energy drinks and other refreshment beverages available for the runners at regular intervals.

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