Photo Gallery: The New York City Marathon Pre-Race Scene

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Nov. 5, 2010
  • Updated Jun. 30, 2011 at 2:14 PM UTC

There was a lot of energy and excitement in New York on Friday, two days before the ING New York City Marathon takes over The Big Apple. Check out these great images from the scene in the city, including the final pre-race press conference, which featured a lot of the top international contenders, including world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie. Photos by

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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