I think it takes a while to start after the elite group heads out..
thanks for the thread and the bib numbers, folks.
I swear, when I read Joe Nation's account of his first NYC marathon here on a2k, I was sobbing somewhat, at the end. The nice kind of sobbing, happy slob type.
The account starts here: http://able2know.org/topic/91630-42
but the whole thread is a wonderful record.
Go, a2kers and associates, and be well.