31 Oct '14, 3am

HUMOR: Tips on running the @nycmarathon from a guy who's never run it

HUMOR: Tips on running the @nycmarathon from a guy who's never run it

The fastest way to get to the start is probably the subway. Or those red double decker buses. Those things go everywhere. The ground at the starting area on Staten Island may be damp. Take something to sit on, like a love seat. If you start on the lower level of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, wear something old or disposable. Because you will emerge from the other side soaked in urine. If you see a large, irritable man under the bridge, that is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Do not approach him or look him in the eye. There's a 3-mile stretch between miles 5 and 8. Be prepared for that. You'll find fluids along every mile of the course. Be careful to step around them. Westchester County is gorgeous. Be sure to take time to soak it all in during that stretch of the race. Harlem is dangerous. Watch out. Manhattan can be dangerous, if you venture past midtown. Watch out. ...

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