Meb ends 27-year US drought at NYC-News Conference

News Conference Recap


Sunday, American Meb Keflezighi ended a 27-year drought for U.S. men at
the ING New York City Marathon. On Monday, he, women‰Ûªs winner Derartu
Tulu and wheelchair winners Kurt Fearnley and Edith Hunkeler discussed
their victories at Tavern on the Green.


Read David Powell‰Ûªs story here. Read the full transcript here.


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.


Read David Powell‰Ûªs story here.


**News Conference Live Stream: New for 2009, all ING New York City Marathon news conferences were streamed online at You can access all archived interviews and press conferences at this link.


Daily Quotes


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

Women‰Ûªs marathon winner Derartu Tulu on her victory on Sunday.


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

Men‰Ûªs winner Meb Keflezighi on the final mile on Sunday.


‰ÛÏI was spent yesterday. I was a wreck. I’ve seen the finish line photos of yesterday compared to the last three years. Geez.‰Û

Men‰Ûªs wheelchair winner Kurt Fearnley on yesterday‰Ûªs race.


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 that‰Ûªs where the crowd really helps.‰Û

Matthew Reeve, son of Christopher Reeve, on his marathon run.


Links to the Website


People Magazine
on Monday provided a run-down on all the celebrities who competed in
Sunday‰Ûªs 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 Sunday‰Ûªs
race are all available on New York Road Runners‰Ûª 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.


For the most up-to-date information on the marathon, press releases, transcripts and schedules, visit


Quick Hits


4,868 more runners completed this year‰Ûªs race than the previous record from 2007

88 the age of this year‰Ûªs oldest finisher: Peter Harangozo, 7:53:02

287,823 people watched the live stream of this year‰Ûªs race

$24 million was raised for charity in this year‰Ûªs race

3:48:01 is actor Edward Norton‰Ûªs time in Sunday‰Ûªs ING NYC Marathon


For more fast facts about the marathon, click here and here.


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