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A Race Like No Other 262 Miles Through the Streets of New York Free download Ñ 105 And provide insight into the neighborhoods and the people who have made the race into the phenomenon it is today the race's charismatic founder Fred Lebow; Grete Waitz the Norwegian born runner who won it a record nine times; Vic Navarra a retired firefighter who has directed the start in Staten Island for three decades and is dying of cancer; and Mary Wittenberg the chief executive of the New York Road Runners Association who has vaulted the organisation to international prominence. As good a book as you could write about the New York City Marathon Robbins covers the course mile by mile tracking a variety of runners along the way She goes into detail about the histories and personalities of the male and female elite runners profiles several amateurs with inspirational stories and even goes into the crowds to get a behind the scenes look at some of the spectators musicians and volunteers that line the course The history of the race is also covered extensively but in a sort of meandering way that I think makes it interesting than a simple straightforward 30 page block of text would beI think this is a must read for anyone who has run NYC or plans to Whether you read it first to get an idea of what to expect and to psych yourself up for the race or read it after finishing to reminisce about your run I feel this is a valuable addition to the experience And even if you never want to run a marathon this is a great New York story Sunjata Penguin Classics you could write about the New York City Marathon Robbins covers the course mile by mile tracking a variety of runners along the way She goes into detail about the histories and personalities of the male and female elite runners profiles several amateurs with inspirational stories and even goes into the crowds to get a behind the scenes look at some of the spectators musicians and volunteers that line the course The history of the race is also covered extensively but in a sort of meandering way that I think makes it interesting than a simple straightforward 30 page block of text would beI think this is a must read for anyone who has run NYC or plans to Whether geoff buda ve ben you read it first to get an idea of what to expect and to psych Perky yourself up for the race or read it after finishing to reminisce about Rayleigh Through Time your run I feel this is a valuable addition to the experience And even if Biggles Flies East you never want to run a marathon this is a great New York story

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A Race Like No Other 262 Miles Through the Streets of New York Free download Ñ 105 A Race Like No Other is a narrative based on the November 4 2007 race but it is timeless in its themes Acclaimed New York Times sportswriter Liz Robbins captures the enormity of the New York City Marathon through the prism of five representative athletes and the experiences that brought them to the starting line one male and one female professional runner from overseas both of whom have won this race previously; a recovering alcoholic and mother of three who was in jail last Marathon. Great book about the New York City Marathon Unlike Born to Run I m not sure how much this book would appeal to non runners but as a runner I couldn t put it down It was one of those nonfiction books that is the perfect blend of personal anecdotes and history of the race which really kept me engaged The author follows personal stories everywhere from the top elite athletes to people who finished in over 6 hours and everybody in between I liked how it was structured how there was essentially a chapter for each mile and each mile described both the actual geography at that location plus things that happened to the various runners at that location such as the street entertainers that were at certain points elite runners strategically passing each other or how the crowds were at that point etc Thoroughly entertaining read

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A Race Like No Other 262 Miles Through the Streets of New York Free download Ñ 105 Sunday; a cancer survivor running for charity to follow a growing trend; and a first timer who wants to check a marathon off the list of life goalsWoven into the narrative will be supporting characters fixtures like 65 year old Tucker Andersen who has run the five borough race every year since 1976 and John Codiglia police chief of the 10th precinct who entertains runners with his bullhorn as he stands on Central Park South near the finish Flashes of history will amplify the present. Weber explained that paying attention to running or engaging in strenuous exercise is a distraction from studying the Torah Still two seminal Jewish scholars Rabbi Akiba in the second century and Moses Maimonides the twelfth century philosopher advocated taking care of one s bodyIn a uarter century of marathons this dramatic change in gender trends was made possible and inspired by three women each a former winner of the New York City Marathon each a pioneer of the sport Nina Kuscsik Kathrine Switzer and Grete WaitzIt is as if the runners today having passed through nearly nine miles of exuberant fans blaring music and colorful signs travel on Bedford Avenue into the nineteenth century The community of the ultra Orthodox Satmar sect lives along Bedford Avenue Children peek out of the windows of overcrowded apartments or stand on the stoops to see the Marathon traipse by their block Men wear black hats long beards with hanging sidelocks peius and tzitzit prayer shawl fringes that serve as symbolic reminders of faith from their belt loops The women have children at their long skirts Children do not cheer or hold signs though a few young boys and girls offer cups of waterThe New York Road Runners chief Mary Wittenberg is aware of the implication that charity entries are creating a pay to run image which is one reason she struggled with the idea for a long timePowering their chairs solely with their arms and hands these athlete compete around the world as often as two even three races a month just to earn a livingNew York becomes the world s largest medal stand as people preen around the city or in airports showing off their prize It is the key to an exclusive club an instant status symbol license to walk slowly eat plentifully gloat groan and grinThe Virginia Beach Marathon in a sense will seem almost too normal she will report No lottery no four plus hour wait at Fort Wadsworth no eavesdropping on animated conversations in other languages no cannon no people shamelessly peeing off a bridge no five boroughs no Olympic trials no super elites no crowds that almost scare you with their cheering no Stanley Rygor no Central Park and they only hand you your medal no put it around your sweaty deserving neckAlthough Radcliffe s success affords her and her husband a comfortable lifestyle in tax free Monaco when her feet hit the New York pavement and her head starts nodding it is business as usual for herWhy and how does a professional athlete out of the running for the only two real prizes keep running She finds someone to passJelena It was a very difficult moment because thirty seconds before I felt so good feelings I was so strong and then irk I felt my liver spasmIn 1969 Fred Lebow ran his first road race in the Bronx a 5 miler which consisted of eleven laps around Yankee Stadium He also ran his first marathon in the Bronx the 1970 Cherry Tree Marathon While dodging cars and children who were throwing stones he decided it was time to put on a marathon in Central Park where the roads at least could be closedJelena Prokopcuka right carrying a vial of anti inflammatory liuid for precaution against a stitch in her side Since 1993 the London Marathon has always had the highest number of runners participating for charity among all international marathons close to 78 percent in 2007She feels the same way whether she s running in the foothills of the Sandia Mountains in Albuuerue New Mexico on the soaring trails of the Pyrenees or with her father in the Delamere Forest behind her family home in Cheshire EnglandRadcliffe has had almost as many injuries as trophies in her career From stress fractures to hernias exercise induced asthma to anemia to hematomas she has had it all Her body is not a temple it is a hospitalShe ran twice a day through the first five months of her pregnancy 75 minutes in the morning and 30 to 45 minutes in the evening Following her doctor s orders she was careful not to let her heart rate exceed 160 beats per minute as opposed to her usual maximum heart rate of 190 while trainingRamaala has placed the exact same pair of orthotics in his racing flats since he began his career in 1995 and they are virtually worn to the foam tread by now Yellow and white strips of electrical tape bind the torn pieces of phone book pages which serve to pad these once molded shoe inserts Dr Scholl s meets MacGyver Ramaala s left leg is a couple centimeters or so shorter than his right leg and his physical therapist in Johannesburg who is as unconventional as Ramaala constructed his orthotics to compensateIn Latvia it is the custom to give candy and flowers for a birthdayThree months later at the Millrose Games indoor track meet in New York Goucher wins the women s mile wearing a titanium necklace Yes she will admit with a sheepish grin I got it because of PaulaAround Radcliffe s neck is the thin gold chain her mother gave her It sits under an elastic titanium necklace a product she endorses that is designed to restore euilibrium and improve blood flow Radcliffe is wearing a red ribbon as per her routine She has attached one to her racing uniform since 1999 to protest what she believes is the sport s inadeuate testing for blood doping whereby athletes illegally boost the blood s oxygen with erythropoietin or EPORadcliffe also wears a strip on her nose to aid her breathing she has exercise induced asthmaHunkeler s first race back after the 2006 accident came on September 5 at the Osaka World Championships when she finished second in the 1500 meters to Canada s Chantal Petitclerc who is also competing in today s raceA full time top level wheelchair professional can earn enough from prize money and endorsements just over six figures to make a living But unlike an elite runner who usually runs just two marathons a year plus a handful of smaller races wheelchair athletes compete as many as twenty times a yearOne woman Sister Mary Gladys a 75 year old nun from Connecticut competes in her twenty fifth New York City Marathon powering a hand crank because she can no longer run or walk due to arthritisNoakes used Ramaala as an example during his inspirational speech to the South African rugby team before the Springboks left for the 2007 Rugby World CupLel lives in the temperate and lush Rift Valley of Kenya in a secluded area in western Kenya that is a loosely incorporated village named KimngeruWami grew up in north central Ethiopia far from the southern highlands of the Arsi region that spawned the champions Tulu Gebrselassie and the middle distance star Kenenisa Bekele Her mountainous village of Chacha is about 75 miles northeast of Addis AbabaIn a country where women are still trying to break out of their traditionally subservient roles Tulu who is five years older than Wami empowered a new generation of Ethiopian runners Fatuma Roba won the Olympic gold medal in the marathon in the 1996 Atlanta Games Wami herself won a bronze medal in the 10000 meters at AtlantaTulu became the first black African woman to win an Olympic gold medal in the 10000 meters at the 1992 Barcelona GamesBy 8 am the volunteers have stirred the powdered Gatorade mix with water They have poured Gatorade and water into cups stacked three tiers high 200 cups in each tier according to Marathon protocol Once the inspector from the Road Runners leaves however Santoli instructs his volunteers to stack the cups in five tiers separated by cardboard If you do it only three tiers the water will all be gone he explains He will prepare 57000 cups of water and Gatorade todayThe day actually began at midnight when the Marathon organizers dropped off seventy two tables Santoli went back to sleep until 4 am when the shipment of water and Gatorade arrived Santoli s first thought was to make sure people would not steal the supplies Early in the morning he saw a man who must have been closed to 70 years old walk off with two cases of water holding six jugs each Walk might me too strong a word The man hobbled sweating profusely and shoved the cases into his car When Santoli confronted the man he denied itAs Pam veers in toward a water station she tries to slow down long enough to grab a cup only she feels the force of the runners pushing her from behind her The momentum sends her sprawling awkwardly toward the table almost to certain injuryThey might also witness men emptying their bladders in a steady stream off the side of the bridge Green bib runners on the lower deck bewarePaula Radcliffe Gete Wami Jelena Prokopcuka and Catherine Ndereba are the most decorated in the field todayRadcliffe and her competitors surge to the peak of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge the highest elevation on the course today at 260 feet above sea level and a dizzying 225 feet above shimmering New York HarborHer heart which will pound out a steady 180 beats per minute in the next two plus hours on the course is revving like an engine from its resting rate of 38 beats per minuteThe items discarded on the bridge however will likely not be given to charity In order for clothes to be donated they must be washed The volume of clothing mixed with trash and even runners urine is just too great for the Department of Sanitation trucks to separate before the bridge must reopen in two hoursWhen the New York Fire Department boats spray water in three fountains of red white and blue at the start of the race it is a sight so awesome that not even a camera lens can capture its scale Only the runner on the bridge can truly appreciate its grandeurGiovanni da Verrazano was the first European to sail through these narrow waters in 1527By 930 am runners are in line stretching laughing befriending strangers dancing to music from headphones trying to stay warm trying to stay positive nervously bouncing on the balls of their feet some even suatting and flushing their bodily fluids right there on the bridge as the minutes tick down to a day of certain tortureProfessional runners even with their 140 mile training weeks their tolerance for pain and their extremely regimented schedules are not so different from the recreational athletesProfessional runners pound the uneven pavement for than two hours taking an average of 190 steps per minute Elite athletes will strike the ground about 25000 times during the course of the raceSince Radcliffe did not run the last two years Wami s primary competition today for the series prize money is Jelena Prokopcuka pronounced pro kup CHU ka the two time defending New York champion from LatviaFlocks of Italian speaking runners stroll around in disposable heat retaining polypropylene coveralls sold at the bustling Marathon Expo in the days before the race Around the corner a tent ten times the size with plastic windows lining its walls offers ecumenical Christian services conducted by clerics who are themselves running the race Cindy Peterson who grew up Catholic in Montreal cannot discern whether there will be a Mass this morning No matter she is there anyway to keep warmA few feet from the curb of the main street heading into the start village a small open tent holds some forty men and five women swaying and praying Jewish marathoners from around the world spill out of the tent Many drape prayer shawls over their running outfits and wrap tefillin black boxes holding biblical inscriptions on the arm and the forehead Their mumbling grows to a crescendo at the morning minyan a prayer gathering that traditionally had to have at least ten men forming an intimate community within a communityThe long lines will be elsewhere this year at the parking lot where runners drop off their official clear plastic bags containing belongings not needed during the race they will be deposited at numbered UPS trucks that correspond to their bib numbers In the orange drop off area there is a gridlock of nearly one hour as runners waiting to drop bags get caught in the exiting flow of those who have already done soEach distinct area of the village has the same characteristics a massive arc of corral colored balloons first aid stations and kiosks for coffee tea bagels and hot water Runners ueue for their prerace sustenance but no line takes longer than five minutes Due to complaints from 2006 participants who waited in lengthy lines to use portable toilets 309 were added in 2007 to the start village bringing the total to 1515When the time comes runners will proceed to corrals that direct them to the starting line on the bridge Runners with blue and orange bibs will start on the bridge s upper deck while those with green proceed to the lower deckSome runners are overjoyed to be here having gained automatic entry after not being chosen in the lottery three times in a row Others were guaranteed entry by the fast ualifying times they ran in a marathon or half marathon in the previous yearStaten Island is the most overlooked of New York City s five boroughs and the most suburban Yet runners will spend as many if not hours waiting here for the race to begin as they will running through the other four boroughsSomnambulant figures step from the shuttle buses that had collected them at the Staten Island Ferry terminal and traipse past him


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  • Hardcover
  • 352
  • A Race Like No Other 262 Miles Through the Streets of New York
  • Liz Robbins
  • English
  • 06 October 2019
  • 9780061373138