Sunday, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 27-year drought for U.S. men at
the ING New York City Marathon. On Monday, he, womenÛªs winner Derartu
Tulu and wheelchair winners Kurt Fearnley and Edith Hunkeler discussed
their victories at Tavern on the Green.
first Ethiopian woman to win the ING New York City Marathon, Derartu
Tulu on Monday discussed her historic win at a post-race press
conference. Tulu said that after giving birth to her second daughter,
she felt pressure from her countrymen to make a strong comeback at
running. She urged patience, and on Sunday, it was rewarded.
consider this to be a really great accomplishment in my life, and
yesterday was a great day. It is a day that I shall never forget for
the rest of my life. I’m extremely happy.Û
celebrated with about a mile to go. I started pointing a little bit. I
said just enjoy this moment. And Coach Larsen always said enjoy the
moment, you can’t go back.Û
Queensboro Bridge and First Avenue] plus crossing into the Bronx and
all the way down to about mile 24 were absolutely brutal. My legs felt
like they were made of lead, every muscle hurt and my feet were
throbbing. But thatÛªs where the crowd really helps.Û
on Monday provided a run-down on all the celebrities who competed in
SundayÛªs marathon, complete with quotes from Edward Norton, Anthony
Edwards and Alanis Morissette, among others. Read the full story here. For a list of all celebrity results, click here.
and demographic information and final tallies on the field for SundayÛªs
race are all available on New York Road RunnersÛª website. For
breakdowns of the 43,741 participants, click here.
winner Meb Keflezighi capped his marathon week with a marathon round of
media on Monday. From radio to television to a nightcap at the ÛÏLate
Show with David Letterman,Û Keflezighi made his way around the Big
Apple. For his full schedule, click here.
you ran the race yourself, are looking for a friend’s finishing time or
just want to scan the list of finishers, there are a few handy tools
provided by New York Road Runners. Race results, photos and other
information are all available here.