Some sad news from New York City. Victor Navarra, a FDNY lieutenant and official starter for the last 26 New York City Marathons, died yesterday of cancer.
Hat tip the Third Wave Dave for finding that one.
Typically registration for the Chicago Marathon opens on January 1. But race organizers are still working on assessing last year's debacle, and are pushing back the date to February 1.
The new date should help runners, since a herd instinct has been compelling runners to register very early, perhaps before they've begun training, so then can be assured a spot in the race, which will be held on October 12.
A participant's view of the cancelled Chicago Marathon: UPDATED
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