NYC this weekend was my 10th marathon, and I have nothing but wonderful things to say about this whole experience, namely the volunteer and fan support
Since I'm a diehard Washingtonian, I'm partial to the MCM and the National Marathons. But I have to admit, that NYC has now become my favorite.
Yes, DC, you are still the most runner-friendly city in the world, but the Marathon experience in NYC is like no other. Nothing compares to it. If you are a marathoner (what is that?), you should try it before you croak.
The fan support was almost continuous (with the exception of the bridges, of course). And with people cheering, I felt almost no pain. No cold, only hospitality.