Runners aren’t the only ones who go through painstaking preparation before they get to the starting line. Nearby residents, organizers and the participants show what goes into becoming race ready.
One runner raised the funds and had the support, but due to an unexpected illness she had to pull out of the NYC Marathon just two weeks prior to race day. | By Theresa Gaffney
An estimated 3,000 runners at the New York City Marathon will run while menstruating. Everyone has their own self-care routine to get ready for the big day. | By Kathryn Herchenroeder
From Swedish fish to engraved sneakers, these are the rituals of some New York City Marathon runners. | By Frankie Krempa
Mercury Masters agrupa a mujeres de 50 años o más para participar de maratones en Nueva York. | Por Lisa Salinas
Runners at this year’s marathon share the playlists that get them through the big race. | By Daisy Williams
During the NYC Marathon you’ll see some runners chasing pavement to music and audiobooks, but for the runners who aren’t: they have a good reason not to be. | By Daisy Williams
Businesses along the course are mixed on if the crowds help or hurt sales. | By Kevin Truong