New York City Marathon 2019

By Julianne Jones | August 16 2019 | NonfictionPromo Opportunity

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The 2019 New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 3rd. Over 50,000 athletes are anticipated to run with millions of fans cheering them on from the sidelines and on livestreams around the world.

To prep yourself and your accounts for race day, read through a few fast facts about the world’s largest marathon below and discover PRH’s best backlist books by and about runners.

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New York City Marathon Fast Facts

  • It is considered the world’s largest marathon, based on athlete attendance.
  • The current 26-mile race course now passes through all five NYC boroughs.
  • The first NYC marathon was held in 1970, when runners made their way through all 26.2 miles of Central Park. A total of 127 athletes participated, but only 55 finished the course.
  • The race has only been cancelled one time: in 2012, due to aftereffects of Hurricane Sandy. On what was supposed to be race day that year, thousands of athletes staged an unofficial run through Central Park—while others joined together to support relief efforts in Staten Island and other affected areas.
  • The current course finishing records are: 2:05:05 in the men’s division (set in 2011) and 2:22:31 in the women’s division (set in 2003).
Run Fast. Eat Slow.
Nourishing Recipes for Athletes: A Cookbook
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Fuel up like New York City Marathon champion Shalane Flanagan.“Run Fast. Eat Slow. contains sound advice and delicious and nutritious recipes—finally a true runner's kitchen companion.”—Joan Benoit Samuelson, first-ever women’s Olympic marathon championFrom world-class marathoner and four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan and chef Elyse Kopecky comes a whole foods, flavor-forward cookbook that proves food can be indulgent and nourishing at the same time. Finally here’s a cookbook for runners that shows fat is essential for flavor and performance and that counting calories, obsessing over protein, and restrictive dieting does more harm than good. Packed with more than 100 recipes for every part of your day, mind-blowing nutritional wisdom, and inspiring stories from two fitness-crazed women that became fast friends over fifteen years ago, Run Fast. Eat Slow. has all the bases covered. You’ll find no shortage of delicious meals, satisfying snacks, thirst-quenching drinks, and wholesome treats—all made without refined sugar and flour. Fan favorites include Can’t Beet Me Smoothie, Arugula Cashew Pesto, High-Altitude Bison Meatballs, Superhero Muffins, Kale Radicchio Salad with Farro, and Double Chocolate Teff Cookies.
$28.00 US
Aug 09, 2016
Rodale Books

Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon
How to Be Your Own Best Coach
Learn how to run faster, unlock your potential, and reach peak performance with training advice from a former Olympic trials marathoner and coach to Olympians like Dathan Ritzenhein.Hudson is the most innovative running coach to come along in a generation. Until now, only a handful of elite athletes have been able to benefit from his methods. Now Run Faster from the 5K to the Marathon shows all runners how to coach themselves as confidently and effectively as Brad coaches his world-class athletes. Becoming your own best coach is the ticket to running faster at any distance. First you will learn to assess your abilities. Then you’ll learn how to devise a training program specifically geared to you. Filled with easy-to-follow sample training programs for distances ranging from the 5K to the marathon and abilities ranging from novice to advanced, Run Faster is the cutting-edge guide for optimal performance.With Hudson’s guidance, you can train smarter and more effectively—and avoid injury. And you’ll soon be running faster than you ever thought possible!
$18.00 US
Jul 29, 2008
US, Canada, Open Mkt