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Less than a week until @INGNYCMarathon. Read about runner's race day experience from last year. #INGNYCM

Less than a week until @INGNYCMarathon. Read about runner's race day experience from last year. #INGNYCM

Early on November 4, as the sun rises under the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, 47,000 runners will once again gather on Staten Island for the ING New York City Marathon. Bundled in layers soon to be shed—destined for charity or to be reclaimed at the finish—they snooze, stretch, sip coffee, and sing with strangers. Last year, we spoke to a few of these race—morning revelers, whose stories you'll find on the following pages. "A hush and stillness swept over the crowd of thousands of runners when 'America, the Beautiful' started playing. Amazing. It was so powerful. Then, out of the peace and quiet came Sinatra's voice, and thousands of othersjoined in singing 'New York, New York.' I sang, I laughed, I cried, I found the energy I needed to get going!" – Jenny Sheffield Adrienne Morton, 34 Raleigh, North Carolina Finish Time: 4:08:25 "My night owl husband, Jack, and I stumbled out...

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