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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

SOURCE: TCS NYC MARATHON

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3. Anthony Rizzo Chicago Cubs
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7. Enrique Hernandez Los Angeles Dodgers
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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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Tokyo Under IOC Microscope For 2016 Bid

April 14, 2009: The Tokyo 2016 bid committee is gathering a Who's Who of Japanese officials, celebs and sports stars to greet the International Olympic Committee, which today, April 14, begins its inspection of the city. "[This] is the most important week of my life," Ichiro Kono, chairman and CEO of the Tokyo 2016 bid committee, said in a statement. "But it's not just about me or the Tokyo 2016 bid committee. We are enjoying fantastic domestic support in Tokyo and across Japan for our bid." Tokyo, which last hosted the Summer Olympics in 1964, is the second of four cities being considered to host the 2016 Games, with IOC members there from April 14-20. The IOC reps just finished a tour of Chicago, with Madrid and Rio de Janeiro to follow. Organizers in Tokyo are focusing on several key selling points, including having almost all of the Olympic venues located less than five miles from the main stadium; that 23 of its proposed 34 venues already exist and that land has been secured for the 11 new facilities; and that five of the new venues would be permanent, including the main Olympic stadium, which would hold 100,000 spectators for track and field events and the opening and closing ceremonies. A group of stars who gathered for a pre-IOC visit pep rally included Olympics medal winners Ayumi Tanimoto and Masae Ueno (judo), Yuko Arimori (marathon), Reiko Nakamura (swimming), Hiroyuki Tomita (gymnast) and Kenichi Yumoto (wrestling). The IOC will vote on the host city during a meeting in Copenhagen on Oct. 2. Back to Home Page