Live Stream of NYC 26.2 Lottery on 4-7



NYRR Will Announce the Signing of the First Two
Professional Athletes for the Sunday, November 7 During the Live Stream


New York, April 1, 2010‰ÛÓNew York Road Runners
will launch the ING New York City Marathon 2010 by broadcasting the
race’s lottery selection show for the first time ever on Wednesday, April
7, live at 12:00 noon EDT, it was announced today by Mary Wittenberg, president
and CEO of New York Road Runners. The selection show will be available at and will also include the announcement
of the first man and woman signed for the race’s professional field.


“With a record number of applicants, the anticipation
as to who’s in is intense as we head to lottery day and the launch of our
2010 marathon season,” said Wittenberg. “Lottery day will be a
lucky day for those runners accepted, and it is commitment day for two of the
world’s best athletes and for thousands of runners around the globe who
are already ‰Û¢in’ NY this year. With seven months to go until race
day, it’s NYRR’s and their first stride.”


The live lottery selection show, airing Wednesday, April 7
at 12:00 p.m. EDT at, will be
hosted by veteran sports broadcaster Bruce Beck and Mary Wittenberg. The
15-minute program will include the ceremonial selection of eight Marathon
lottery winners from around the globe and the announcement of the first two
athletes for the race’s professional field.


Immediately following the special program, all lottery
applicants can visit
to view their race selection status.


New York
Road Runners

New York Road Runners, founded in 1958, is dedicated to
promoting the sport of distance running, enhancing health and fitness for all,
and responding to community needs. Our road races and other

fitness programs draw upwards of 300,000 runners annually,
and together with our magazine and

website support and promote professional and recreational
running. A staff of more than 100, assisted by thousands of volunteers, stages
the ING New York City Marathon, as well as a road race nearly every weekend
plus many track and cross country events. NYRR’s home base in New York,
and its lifelong identification with Central Park, have given many of its
events iconic status, attracting the world’s top professional runners.
Our youth programs provide running to nearly 100,000 schoolchildren in New York
City, around the country, and in South Africa who would otherwise have few or
no fitness opportunities. For more information, visit


New York City Marathon

The premier event of New York Road Runners, the ING New York
City Marathon is one of the world’s great road races, drawing nearly
105,000 applicants. The race attracts many world-class professional

athletes, not only for the more than $600,000 in prize
money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world
before two million cheering spectators and a worldwide broadcast reach of 330
million. As any one of the nearly 788,000 past participants will attest,
crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a
lifetime. For more information, visit


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