And it's an eclectic bunch, at least in this New York Times photo essay: Marathon Voices
I especially love the back-of-the-packer who got sponsorship. She raised very valid points - since she's slower and more likely to linger along stops during the NYC Marathon, she will draw more attention to the sponsors' names she has emblazoned on her clothing. Smart move.
Lots of good luck wishes go to Irene, who is running the San Diego Rock 'N' Roll Marathon tomorrow, May 31st. Last year, she had a broken hip, and in the 12 months since she's rehabbed herself back to marathon form. Amazing. And that shows you what the heart of a runner is made of: lots of determination and moxie.