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• As a complement to NBC’s primary broadcast of the Monster Energy Nascar Cup Series Championship race from Homestead-Miami Speedway on Nov. 19,  NBCSN’s Hot Pass telecast will offer simultaneous live coverage dedicated to each of the Championship four drivers — Brad Keselowski, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick and Kyle Busch — as well as Dale Earnhardt Jr. in his final Nascar Cup Series race.

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• Average age of participants Nov. 5, 2017: 41.2 years old
• 11,696 participants will represent their running clubs
• More than 50,000 people will cross the finish line
• 305 runners will celebrate their birthday on Marathon Day
• Cost to take a taxi on the NYC Marathon 26.2 mile route: $68.50 (no traffic)
• The biggest and smallest includes on the race route are both on the Verrazano Bridge
• Number of hot dog vendor carts needed to cove the course: 34,584
• Number of intersections crossed by Marathon runners: 300
• Number of times needed to climb 104 stories of One World Trade Center to complete a marathon: 101+
• Size running shoe needed for the Statue of Liberty: 879

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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Jan182010

Sun Life Naming Rights Deal Shines Light On Super Bowl Stadium

It is no longer known as Dolphin Stadium . . . . . . or Land Shark Stadium.January 18, 2010: Sun Life Financial, based in Toronto, has secured naming rights to Dolphin Stadium in a five-year deal valued at about $7.5 million per year, it was confirmed by people with knowledge of the situation both in South Florida and north of the Border. The company will immediately see dividends as the stadium will host both the NFL Pro Bowl on Jan. 31 and Super Bowl XLIV on Feb. 7.

The Miami Herald first reported on the deal this past December.

The U.S. division of Sun Life has been aggressive in marketing over the past few months with a TV, print and Internet campaign, "Get to Know the Sun Life," from The Martin Agency, Richmond, Va. In two spots, company "representatives" Karl and Miles try to get other groups to incorporate the Sun Life name in their business efforts, such as asking Florida to change its nickname from the Sunshine State to the Sun Life State and KC and the Sunshine Band to become KC and the Sun Life Band.

The company has a separate campaign, "Life's Brighter Under the Sun," running in Canada that is expected to get air time during the Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Stephen Ross is majority owner of both Dolphin Stadium and the NFL's Miami Dolphins. The venue currently is home to the Dolphins, the University of Miami football team, the FedEx Orange Bowl and MLB's Florida Marlins, which are scheduled to move into their own stadium in 2012.

Since Super Bowl XXIII in 1989, the facility has hosted five Super Bowls (including the upcoming game) and has had several name changes, including Joe Robbie Stadium, Pro Player Park, Pro Player Stadium, Dolphins Stadium, Dolphin Stadium and from May 2009-January 5, 2010 Land Shark Stadium. A new logo is expected to be unveiled this week.

The deal comes as Ross is seeking funds to refurbish the venue and add a roof. He recently has sold a percentage of ownership in the Dolphins to such celebrities as Gloria Estefan, Marc Anthony and Venus and Serena Williams.

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