I was so glad the Kara Goucher came in third. It was her first marathon and she was born in Queens! How great she must feel!
The mens race was great too. Marilson Gomes dos Santos reprised his 2006 victory with a comeback win over Abderrahim Goumri of Morocco, who was also second here last year. The 31-year-old Brazilian passed Goumri on Central Park South with about a half-mile remaining (that was sad to watch) and went on to a 24-second victory, 2:08:43 to 2:09:07.
I hope I can get in and be there in person next year!