Sunday, November 05, 2006

New York City Marathon: oh, the fun


1105lance
Originally uploaded by yumkerun.

Okay, I broke down and bought the pay-per-view race on the web... And I love it, since I have no access to the New York city channel and there's no way I want to wait for the condensed one-hour version on NBC this afternoon. So far, the womens' lead pacer is not doing a great job pacing, the men's race is about a half hour old and it was soo much fun to watch the masses start the race.

Also admitedly fun to watch first-time marathoner Lance Armstrong run. Here's a screenshot..

Anyways, back to my web viewing...


Update: Jelena Prokopcuka wins the women's race in 2:25:05. She and the second place runner broke away from the pack (including Kastor) and never looked behind.. Prokopcuka won last year. Great performance.

Lance looked strong, but there are no numbersand is apparently on 2:58 pace.

And in the men's race, Dos Santos has the lead, but is being tracked by a group of Kenyans including Tergat...


6 comments:

Frankie said...

i'm watching lance for free. he's got personal pacers who hand him drinks and food...how nice.

Frankie said...

he on pace to break 3:00?

yumke said...

No idea on lance, but he hasn't hit any wall as far as i could tell :)

Frankie said...

Yeah, I don't think he has either. But I have noticed he swings his right arm rather wildly...it almost crosses the middle of his chest in a sort of circular motion.

yumke said...

I think he'll be fine.. his fitness is so good.. plus, he has a history of running (he was one before getting into cycling..)

Frankie said...

The free Lance-cam went out when he was about a minute away from finishing. Darn. Anyway, what a steady race he ran...but was there ever any doubt? How did spectators seem??? Did they rival Chicago?