Like most of you I was glued to both Twitter and live coverage of the NYCM yesterday. My butt didn’t leave the couch until noon. My random musings:
If Mary Keitany bottled up some of that blazing speed she had early on in the race (sub-5:10 pace in the early miles?!?!) and unleashed it during the later miles, she could have won. I’m shocked that she held the lead as long as she did (even surging a bit when Dado and Deba were in her sight). Even elites go out too fast!
Apolo Ohno (Olympic medalist and Dancing With The Stars winner – did you forget that one?) ran his first marathon in 3:25. Damn, that’s impressive. Speed skating must be excellent cross-training.
Ethan Zohn ran his second NYCM despite recently finding out that his cancer had returned. Extremely impressive. I’m a huge fan of Ethan and his hair 🙂 and have been since he won Survivor years ago.
Lauren Fleshman tweeted this post-race: I’m a marathoner! BonktASTic last 3 miles. If it didn’t hurt so bad I’d have been laughing at the loss of body control! I love her attitude and that she doesn’t take herself too seriously.
Congrats to everyone who ran the NYCM! I hope you refueled last night with lots of food and beer!
A few days ago I was looking through my latest Runners World (page 55 if you want to see for yourself) and saw this: