By Amy Tennery NEWYORK (Reuters) – Jogging solo in Florida in near 80 degree Fahrenheit heat, Theresa Winterhalter’s New York City Marathon experience last November looked much different to what you would expect from the world’s biggest marathon. The 54-year-old was one of 424 people to finish the iconic race’s first “virtual marathon”, an event that race organizers are now expanding. The New York City Marathon will welcome unlimited, free enrolment in its virtual marathon this year, aiming to attract thousands of runners from across the globe. “I think it’s critical that organizations look beyond the physical races,” Michael Capiraso, president and CEO of New York Road Runners, which hosts the marathon, told Reuters. “It’s a great way to engage people around the world.” With 52,813 finishers last year, the New York City Marathon is famously popular with amateurs and pros alike, attracting massive interest in its … [Read more...] about New York Marathon expands ‘virtual race’
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Technology Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Technology | It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town Supported by BySteve Lohr Feb. 22, 2019 Euan Robertson started his job with New York City’s economic development team at an ominous moment. It was Monday, Sept. 15, 2008, the day Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy and ignited the financial crisis. Mr. Robertson made his way through City Hall’s sprawling open office to a conference table, where he huddled with top advisers to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg. “No one knew what was going to happen or how bad it would be,” Mr. Robertson recalled. “But everyone agreed we’d better come up with a plan.” The plan that emerged called for developing tech start-ups and tech workers in New York. The goal, Mr. Robertson said, was to “build a talent … [Read more...] about It Started With a Jolt: How New York Became a Tech Town
Mina Guli is the 48-year-old CEO of Thirst, a non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use water more sustainably. To raise awareness about the global water crisis, Guli embarked on a mission to run 100 marathons around the world in 100 days. Guli said she prepped for her marathons by meditating and trying to eat 3,000 calories a day. Runner Mina Guli is used to hearing the word “can’t.” After injuring her back at age 22, she was told by doctors that she’d never run again. Soon after, Guli began preparing for an Ironman. In 2016, Guli ran 40 marathons in seven weeks. A year later, she ran the same distance in just 40 days. Read more:What to eat and drink before and after a run, according to an Olympian who now coaches runners Each of these tasks helped her prepare for her biggest challenge to date: attempting to run 100 marathons in 100 days. As the CEO of Thirst, a global non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use water more … [Read more...] about A 48-year-old CEO set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Here’s how she kept herself sane and healthy.
Mina Guli is the 48-year-old CEO of Thirst, a non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use water more sustainably. To raise awareness about the global water crisis, Guli embarked on a mission to run 100 marathons around the world in 100 days. By day 62, Guli was saddled with a severe injury, but continued to press on with the campaign. At age 48, Mina Guli embarked on a quest to run 100 marathons in 100 days. As the CEO of Thirst, an international non-profit initiative that encourages young people to use water more sustainably, Guli wanted a dramatic way to raise awareness of the global water crisis. By travelling to countries that had endured dangerous water shortages and running a marathon in each place, Guli hoped to call attention to similarities between water-starved communities like Flint, Michigan, and drought-ridden areas like Cape Town, South Africa. She admits, though, that the challenge verged on insane – and doctors advised against it. Her route … [Read more...] about A 48-year-old CEO set out to run 100 marathons in 100 days. Photos show her heart-wrenching journey around the world.
Maybe 2019 is the year you finally take on the TCS New York City Marathon, the largest marathon in the world. It loops through the city's five boroughs, starting in Staten Island and finishing in Central Park.Running in the famous race is a goal for many people across the United States and around the globe. More than 52,000 people ran in 2018.This year's race will take place on Sunday, Nov. 3.Monday, the application period opens. Through Thursday, Feb. 14, you can enter the drawing. Then on Wednesday, Feb. 27, you'll find out if you're in or out.The drawing is free to enter. If you're picked, however, expect to pay $300 for the race's entry fee. Included in the price:• Entry to the marathon with fluid/fueling stations, medical support, entertainment, bag-check handling and security• Official New Balance technical shirt• Official transportation to the start from Midtown Manhattan, Lower Manhattan or the Meadowlands Sports Complex (New Jersey)• … [Read more...] about Enter drawing for the 2019 NYC Marathon, the largest in the world