Chris Blattman

Why the NYC Marathon is even crazier than I thought

At the start on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, there will be 1,694 portable toilets, 42,000 PowerBars, 90,000 bottles of water and 563 pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee beans, enough to make 45,000 cups. About 500 volunteers will collect more than 10 tons of sweat suits, sleeping bags and Snuggies, much of which will be cleaned and given to charities. The bridge must be cleared within an hour of the last runner’s leaving. More than 70 United Parcel Service trucks will take the athletes’ belongings to the finish line.

Source. I have been thinking about doing a half. 26.2 miles is boggling. I bike that and I am tired.

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  1. Not only the distance, but consider the pace for the winning time: he ran 26+ miles at a sub-5 minute/mile pace. Crazy.

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