No, I did not run the New York City Marathon, but for those of us who did watch it, from the comfort of my couch, it was an amazing race. Meb Keflezighi, a 34 year old American won with a time of 2:09:15. He is the first American to win the NYC marathon since Alberto Salazar won in 1982.
I am extremely exited about the resurgence of the US marathon runners, both the men and women. It has been quite a while since American runners have consistently contended in major marathons. Now with Meb Kelezighi, Ryan Hall for the men and Kara Goucher for the women US runners have really been able to challenge the Kenyan and Ethiopian runners.
Runners like Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar and Dick Beardsley have been waiting for a while for some company. Again I am energized and motivated by the strong showing that the US has been able to show this year. Congrats Meb and keep it up.