Wrong. Fran told me to check this morning and -- I got in on my second try.
Now, the problem: I've signed up for the Toronto Marathon on October 18, which is a must-do because it will be my BQ attempt. I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon a week later as a fun run. And so with New York Marathon a week later, I don't think it'd be a good idea to do all three.
I thought about it, and decide that I want to do New York slower than usual, but I'd like to be fresh to enjoy it. So should I defer till 2010? Luckily, they allow you to do that if you get in, though you have to pay the signup fee twice.
May 19, 2009
Countdown to the start November 1, 2009:
Dear Kenny Yum,
Congratulations! You have been accepted to run the ING New York City Marathon 2009 on Sunday, November 1. On behalf of New York Road Runners, I welcome you to the 40th running of the world's greatest marathon. One of the things that makes this race so special is runners like you from around the world, and we're hard at work preparing to give you the experience of a lifetime.