the 2009 nyc marathon (its 40th anniversary) is in the books. it was my 8th time running that fantastic point to point course from staten island to central park - and it's my favorite race of any distance. my 3:39:07 finish included two bathroom stops. but even factoring in those two distractions, i wouldn't have run under 3:30 - so the time was a modest disappointmet. in all other respects - especially the social aspect - it was a great day!
here is my race report. and here are the official results from the nyrr.
here are a few race photos:
and here are more race photos.