2011 New York Marathon – Fun Facts

Posted: November 9, 2011 in Pace and Racing
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So what does a marathoner do in the days after the race?  I think everyone has their own recipe to cope with the post-race return to normalcy, which especially if your race did not go well, can sometimes be challenging.

There is definitely a B.M. and an A.M. – (before marathon, after-marathon).

For me the day after is typically a travel/rest day back to Austin if the race was out of town and then the following day I schedule a massage to help move some of the soreness out of the muscles.  My massage therapist Jennifer and I spent 90 minutes together on Tuesday trying to work out the tightness in my quads, hips and oddly my shoulders after this race.  She used some hot stones to really work into the problem areas and I am feeling 100% better after our session together.

Depending on the type of course and the amount of hills involved I may be tight in my hip pointer area (Boston), Tight in my IT Band (Philly), Normal soreness (Austin) and in the case of New York – extremely tight in my outer quadricept muscles from the bridges.  If you can arrange it I think it is very beneficial to have an experienced masseuse work those areas and try to increase blood flow (and healing) back into those tight muscles.

The day after my message I don’t do much of anything, just 100% recovery and then on Thursday or the 4th day after the race I run a VERY easy 2-miles to get some blood flowing back to the muscles.  I don’t wear a watch, don’t worry about my time whatsoever and just start moving again.

All this idle time allows me to replay the race, think about what I did well – Nutrition, Hydration, Pacing this go around and the things I maybe could have done a little bit better – finish stronger, reign in my enthusiasm with the large crowd, tangent the corners of a large marathon a bit tighter.

I also look for answers to all the strange “I wonder” type questions that I have.

I wonder how many people from Texas ran New York this year?

It seemed like there were a lot of Parisians running.  I wonder how many people from France there were?

Were there more men or more women?  How about my age group, I wonder if we were the largest segment of male runners in the race.

Well the New York Marathon does a great job with all of those types of questions in their Marathon Facts and Figures area – the results of which are displayed below.

One comment made by the commentators when I came home to watch the race on television (Gotta love the DVR!) was that more countries were represented in the 2011 New York Marathon than there were in the last Olympics.  Truly an amazing race this past Sunday.

Enjoy the trivia!

Finisher Demographics

 
Starters Men 30,166 Women 17,272 Total 47,438 Finishers Men 29,867 Women 16,928 Total 46,795 Weather conditions at start: 51°F, 54% humidity, wind SW 9 mph conditions at 12 noon: 53°F, 52% humidity, wind 3 mph Finishers by Age Group Men Women Total 18-19 95 48 143 20-24 706 629 1,335 25-29 2,578 2,817 5,395 30-34 3,924 3,068 6,992 35-39 4,849 2,821 7,670 40-44 5,857 2,996 8,853 45-49 4,535 2,079 6,614 50-54 3,715 1,428 5,143 55-59 1,764 583 2,347 60-64 1,088 280 1,368 65-69 359 82 441 70-74 157 26 183 75-79 34 6 40 80-84 8 4 12 Oldest runnersJoy Johnson (San Jose, CA), age 84, 7:44:45 Norman Gould (Altamonte Springs, FL), age 83, 8:29:41 NYRR Membership Members 6,438 4,817 11,255 Non-members 23,423 12,106 35,529 Education Level High School 868 312 1,180 College 5,439 4,172 9,611 Graduate School 3,814 2,867 6,681 Post Graduate 2,971 1,474 4,445 Other 321 173 494 Marital Status Single 6,285 4,984 11,269 Married 11,793 6,032 17,825 Divorced 730 548 1,278 Partnered 454 238 692 Widowed 57 52 109 United States Finishers AK - Alaska 10 8 18 AL - Alabama 43 41 84 AR - Arkansas 30 22 52 AZ - Arizona 70 60 130 CA - California 823 666 1,489 CO - Colorado 179 191 370 CT - Connecticut 438 302 740 DC - District of Columbia 99 76 175 DE - Delaware 17 12 29 FL - Florida 441 411 852 GA - Georgia 167 125 292 HI - Hawaii 12 13 25 IA - Iowa 32 29 61 ID - Idaho 14 15 29 IL - Illinois 335 245 580 IN - Indiana 75 49 124 KS - Kansas 45 48 93 KY - Kentucky 40 23 63 LA - Louisiana 55 29 84 MA - Massachusetts 388 356 744 MD - Maryland 174 123 297 ME - Maine 38 29 67 MI - Michigan 148 92 240 MN - Minnesota 89 79 168 MO - Missouri 72 43 115 MS - Mississippi 23 10 33 MT - Montana 16 18 34 NC - North Carolina 193 156 349 ND - North Dakota 9 5 14 NE - Nebraska 17 10 27 NH - New Hampshire 29 27 56 NJ - New Jersey 1,521 1,010 2,531 NM - New Mexico 25 26 51 NV - Nevada 26 27 53 NY - New York 6,557 5,101 11,658 OH - Ohio 197 127 324 OK - Oklahoma 36 43 79 OR - Oregon 71 70 141 PA - Pennsylvania 338 240 578 RI - Rhode Island 31 21 52 SC - South Carolina 40 28 68 SD - South Dakota 2 5 7 TN - Tennessee 80 54 134 TX - Texas 464 431 895 UT - Utah 48 41 89 VA - Virginia 245 169 414 VT - Vermont 25 25 50 WA - Washington 146 137 283 WI - Wisconsin 90 66 156 WV - West Virginia 10 6 16 WY - Wyoming 3 7 10 International Finishers
Andorra                                 3         3         6
Antigua and Barbuda                     1         0         1
Argentina                             183        60       243
Aruba                                   2         1         3
Australia                             268       240       508
Austria                               161        54       215
Azerbaijan                              1         0         1
Bahamas                                 4         6        10
Barbados                                2         2         4
Belgium                               242        59       301
Bermuda                                17        12        29
Brazil                                245        82       327
British Virgin Islands                  0         1         1
Brunei                                  1         0         1
Bulgaria                                1         0         1
Cambodia                                1         0         1
Canada                                635       564     1,199
Cayman Islands                         13         5        18
Chile                                 188        42       230
Chinese Taipei                          3         0         3
Colombia                               88        18       106
Costa Rica                             43        11        54
Croatia                                14         2        16
Cuba                                    0         1         1
Cyprus                                  0         1         1
Czech Republic                         15         6        21
Denmark                               405       121       526
Dominican Republic                     19        10        29
East Timor                              2         1         3
Ecuador                                44        12        56
Egypt                                   1         0         1
El Salvador                             1         0         1
Estonia                                 3         2         5
Ethiopia                                3         2         5
Fiji                                    3         0         3
Finland                                90        48       138
France                              2,418       671     3,089
French Polynesia                        3         1         4
Gabon                                   1         0         1
Georgia                                 1         0         1
Germany                             1,449       526     1,975
Gibraltar                               1         1         2
Great Britain                       1,222       592     1,814
Greece                                 12         2        14
Greenland                               1         0         1
Grenada                                 1         0         1
Guatemala                              54        17        71
Honduras                                2         1         3
Hong Kong                              30         8        38
Hungary                                 6         1         7
Iceland                                33        19        52
India                                  16         3        19
Indonesia                              19         2        21
Ireland                               263        94       357
Israel                                 58        12        70
Italy                               2,630       654     3,284
Jamaica                                 4         1         5
Japan                                 291       167       458
Kenya                                   6         5        11
Kuwait                                  2         0         2
Latvia                                  8         3        11
Lebanon                                 0         2         2
Liechtenstein                           4         1         5
Lithuania                               0         1         1
Luxembourg                             39        28        67
Malaysia                                4         3         7
Malta                                   2         1         3
Mauritius                               1         1         2
Mexico                                569       238       807
Monaco                                  2         1         3
Morocco                                 5         1         6
Mozambique                              1         0         1
Nepal                                   1         0         1
Netherlands                         1,121       460     1,581
Netherlands Antilles                    7         0         7
New Zealand                           102       140       242
Nicaragua                               1         0         1
Nigeria                                 0         1         1
Norway                                290       135       425
Oman                                    1         0         1
Pakistan                                2         0         2
Panama                                  6         7        13
Paraguay                               12         3        15
People's Republic of China             12         2        14
Peru                                   82        26       108
Philippines                            21        11        32
Poland                                 43         6        49
Portugal                               45         8        53
Puerto Rico                            60        31        91
Romania                                 6         1         7
Russia                                 15         6        21
Saint Kitts and Nevis                   3         0         3
Saint Lucia                             1         0         1
San Marino                              1         0         1
Saudi Arabia                            4         1         5
Senegal                                 1         1         2
Serbia                                  3         0         3
Singapore                              25        13        38
Slovak Republic                        10         0        10
Slovenia                               23        10        33
South Africa                          100        82       182
South Korea                            27         3        30
Spain                                 777       116       893
Sweden                                396       195       591
Switzerland                           523       211       734
Thailand                                1         1         2
Trinidad and Tobago                     8         0         8
Tunisia                                 1         0         1
Turkey                                  7         2         9
Turks and Caicos Islands                1         2         3
Ukraine                                 2         0         2
United Arab Emirates                    9         7        16
United States                      14,076    10,947    25,023
United States Virgin Islands            2         1         3
Uruguay                                22         7        29
Venezuela                             145        63       208
Vietnam                                 4         1         5
Zimbabwe                                2         0         2   
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