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37 Things About The NYC Marathon That'll Totally Inspire You

Your pace or mine? Watch the marathon this Sunday, Nov. 2!

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1. The sheer awesome number of people who spend months and years of their lives training for this.

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2. And how many of those people actually cross the finish line.

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Last year, more than 50,000 people finished the marathon.

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3. The marathon is amazing to watch from any vantage point. LOOK! How crazy beautiful!

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4. All the supportive friends and family who turn out to cheer on the sidelines.

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5. Even if they're really just thinking about the after-party.

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6. The people on the sidelines who know how to find you in a crowd.

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7. The supporters who can't resist the chance to make it all about them.

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8. Or crack a punny Star Wars reference.

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9. Or who're just looking to make a few new friends.

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10. The ones who are aiming to both "hate" AND "appreciate."

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11. And the ones who provide the best motivation of all.

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~speeds up~

12. No wait, maybe this is the best motivation.

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13. But really, the NYC Marathon is about all the incredible runners.

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14. The ones who show what heart and determination look like.

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15. The ones who demonstrate remarkable perseverance and strength.

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16. The ones who literally defy gravity.

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17. The ones who bring style and personality to the race.

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20. The runners who really rep where they come from.

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21. The ones who can't help but get into the celebratory spirit.

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25. The runners who dare to dress up.

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26. Who aren't afraid to look silly.

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28. And maybe show off a little.

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29. The ones who make it a family affair.

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30. And who help each other along the way.

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31. The ones who are running for a special cause.

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32. Who are doing it for those who can't.

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33. It's truly inspiring what people can accomplish when they set their mind to something.

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34. Whether that means winning the race.

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Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo, the top male and female runners from the 2013 marathon.

35. Or crossing the finish line at all.

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36. Because nothing is as great as celebrating a hard-fought victory with the ones you love.

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