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Volume 24 No. 156
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NYRR To Announce Revised Plan For Transporting Marathon Runners

The ING N.Y. Marathon is still set for Sunday, and NYRR President Mary Wittenberg said that a "revised plan for transporting runners to the start on Staten Island will be announced today." In past years, "most of the runners had to travel to Manhattan first to be transported to the start." Although Central Park "remains closed to the public," NYRR workers were "busy in the park erecting the finish line area and grandstands for spectators" (Bergen RECORD, 11/2).

Also in N.Y. today, a group of marathon race directors will announce that Tokyo "will become the sixth World Marathon Major," affirming that the race "has become one of the world's largest and most lucrative." Adding Tokyo to the calendar means it will be one of three major races – along with Boston and London – at the beginning of the year and three – Berlin, Chicago and N.Y. – in the fall. Tokyo's next race is Feb. 24. (N.Y. TIMES, 11/2).