Hurricane Sandy came close to making the 2012 ING New York City Marathon not take place, but Mayor Bloomberg has spoken and it will go on as planned.
This will also be the first year since 1993 that the marathon will be aired nationally on television.
The NYC Marathon will air on ESPN 2 on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 9am – 12:30pm ET.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell also got this interesting tidbit out of NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg:
We’ve had names on bibs for five or six years. What we’ve done this year is tell the uniform and shoe companies not to give athletes who are similar in height the same outfits or shoe colors. We also know the picture will be clearer than ever before because it will be in HD for the first time. It will pop like a painting with the runners and all the fall colors.
Tune in on Sunday to watch one of the most popular marathons in the world take place live.