Yes, everyone knows about the annual NYC Marathon but to experience it is something else! Notoriously difficult for just getting a spot in the marathon, 35,000 lucky people get the honor of running 26 miles through all of our boroughs — and we get the honor of cheering their names or country (or shirt brand – whatever you can read on their shirt in the millisecond you get). Here are some highlights from my sideline view in Williamsburg, Brooklyn:
These 2 guys were unbelievable. They walked into the bar we were watching the marathon from and ordered beer and shots – but this was only the 11th mile of the marathon! I’ve never heard of bar-hopping NYC marathon runners. They only planned to have 1 round of drinks at this bar (their 4th bar so far) but when I left they were well onto their 4th round. They were coal businessmen from Tennessee who’s group had raised $1m for their running charity, Team Continuum. I don’t think they were destined to finish the marathon and I hope I had nothing to do with that. Their wives certainly were not happy after waiting down the street for hours looking for them to pass by!