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NYC Marathon lottery results available at noon today

Posted Jun 07 2009 10:02pm

Nycmarathon So are you running the NYC Marathon in on November 1st this year?

At noon EST you can find out HERE if you got into this year' s race.

New York Road Runners just announced the biggest field of amateur athletes to ever run the race.

For the second year in a row the race has attracted over 100,000 applicants who want to run through the five-boroughs of New York in the fall.

The race is expected to top over 40,000 runners this year which means that your chances of getting into the 2009 running of the New York City Marathon is less than 50 percent.

According to the AP the lottery was held yesterday and results will be announced today:

"Marathon rookie Jeff Mead of New York, and Anette Hagen of Virginia Beach, Va., were the first two names selected in the U.S. lottery.

Race director Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners, says "breaking the 100,000-applicant mark again, in the midst of a recession, speaks volumes" to the importance of running in people' s lives."

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