The 2007 ING New York City Marathon delivered two fantastic races and two epic battles. On the men's side, five leaders turned into three turned into a race between two men and a race that was decided in the final 500 meters. The women's race saw two women run away from the pack nearly from the start and fight to the final 500 meters until one of the women succumbed - a similar result to the men's race. The favorite in both cases had their day, but it did not look as easy as it could. Read these summaries and visit the extensive photo gallery.
The Men's Race
The Women's Race
Race Day Photos
Live RaceDay Coverage
We like to leave this page up even after a race is over - it's sometimes interesting to go back and see what we were seeing (and what we were thinking) while the race was still ongoing. Did we know what we were talking about? Read and see...
Written before the race has started, here is what to watch for, who's beaten whom in the past,
Elite Athletes Past Performances
The men and women at these large races have seen each other before. There are rivalries and from these, perhaps, we can handicap the next year's race. Interesting fact about these pages - they will continue updating into the future - so if you're re-visiting this years after the event you'll see both the pre- and post-race matchups.
Elite Athletes Past Head To Head Performances
Men's Pre-Race Comments
We caught up with Stefano Baldini, Hendrick Ramaals, Martin Lel and Rodgers Rop before the 2008 race and heard their comments on everything from their expecations for the 2008 race to the upcoming Olympics to the world record.
Men's Pre-Race Interviews
A Chat With Abderrahim Goumri
With a close second place finish to Martin Lel in his debut marathon, Goumri is a man to watch.
A Chat w/ Abderrahim Goumri