Saturday, November 1, 2008

Marathon in the Bronx: We Have to Represent

Just a reminder that the New York Marathon is this Sunday. Let's all get out to show our Bronx pride and cheer on the runners. By the time they get to the Bronx, they are super tired and could use some inspiration.

The runners only spend a brief time in the Bronx. They come into our beloved borough via the Willis Avenue Bridge and exit via the 3rd Avenue Bridge. This year the Bronx has a new "cheering station" at 138th and 3rd Avenue.

"Athletes with disabilities will be the first to pass the cheering zone about 9:45 a.m. Next up will be professional runners: women at 11 a.m. and men at 11:20 a.m. The estimated 39,000 additional runners will follow." [NY Daily News, Flora Fair]

And while you're down there you could grab lunch or brunch at Bruckner Bar and Grill, which is right around the corner.

New York City Marathon's New 'Cheer Zones' Let Fans Represent Boroughs
[NY Daily News, Flora Fair]

* photo of City Council Majority leader Joel Rivera running the marathon courtesy of*


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