New York City Marathon

4:45am (thankfully felt like 5:45am) - Wake up

6:00am arrive at the NY Public Library for a bus to Staten Island. 

8:45am arrive at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island (longer journey than usual because security was tight as 52000+ runners entered “the Fort” through metal detectors).

The race is so big that the runners are divided into waves by color.  I was in Wave 2 -Orange.

10:17am the cannon goes off as Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” plays and 17,000+ runners and I head over the Verrazano Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn.

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