By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Long Island Chiropractor, Dr. John Gehnrich, practicing in Rockville Centre, reminded me earlier today that the ING New York City Marathon is tomorrow morning (Sunday) beginning in Staten Island, and ending in midtown Manhattan. There are dozens of chiropractors on hand in New York City, participating in this year’s event, and there are cheering zones stationed around mile markers 8, 14, and 22 for those not running the course.
According to a 2007 course map, the marathon begins at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island and the course will pass through Dyker Heights, Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Carroll Gardens, Clinton Hill, and other parts of Brooklyn, up until about mile 13. Runners will also pass through Long Island City in Queens, crossing the East River along the Queensboro Bridge around mile 16. Athletes will head up through the upper East side of Manhattan and into the Bronx around mile 20, through Harlem around mile 22, and into Central Park for mile 23 through mile 26 and to the finish line.
I love running! I was in San Francisco just couple of weeks ago for the Nike Women’s marathon. I searched two marathon related articles on Planet Chiropractic, one was from 2006 LA Marathon, and the other included some of my thoughts on goal setting and motivational training when running.
I also noticed that the Adidas locations I mentioned for foot orthotic scanning included a store in New York ( 610 Broadway, New York, NY 10012 ) but you may want to head over there during a non-marathon day if you’re going to get scanned for custom shoes. For chiropractic care, there is a growing list page of DCs in New York.
All the best to everyone participating in this year’s 2007 New York City Marathon.