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First the Marathon Lottery, Then the Pressure to Finish

Tim Gerspacher, a 40-year-old New Yorker with two marathons under his belt, could see the finish line for the New York City Marathon last November and was elated.
Tim Gerspacher, a 40-year-old New Yorker with two marathons under his belt, could see the finish line for the New York City Marathon last November and was elated. “It was the best race I had ever run in my life,” he said. Then he collapsed. Gerspacher tried to collect himself and attempt a few more steps but passed out. He woke up minutes later in a medical tent. Instead of joining the ranks of those who finish in the top 10 percent of the marathon, which Gerspacher was on pace to do through 26 miles, he entered an even more exclusive club: those who start the New York City Marathon but do not reach the finish line. The lottery for the race will be held Wednesday, as about 6,500 runners from more than 40,000 domestic applicants will be selected to participate in this year’s event, scheduled for Nov. 1. They will join an additional 35,000 runners who have gained guaranteed entry. When the field lines up at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island, the runners will have endured training challenges ranging from foul weather to inflamed tendons, and they will expect to arrive at the finish line in Central Park 26.2 miles later.
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