I’m typically not a gambling man, but in an effort keep my motivational fire burning, I have entered the lottery for the 2014 NYC Marathon. I can’t wait to cross this finish line with 50,000 runners this November.

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Why New York? I have a number of reasons that I want to cross this race off of my bucket list. First, the size of the event. The largets race I have ever run was the Boston Marathon in 2011 and it had 27,000 runners. I can’t imagine how much energy there will be at a race twice that size. Second, I have run the NYC half marathon and the rush I got while running through Times Square was amazing. I’ve read nearly two million people line the streets of NYC during the marathon. I want to experience the support of that many spectators first hand. Finally, I spent a large portion of my childhood in Manhattan. The race actually finishes only a few blocks from the first apartment my family had in NYC. It will be a good chance to travel for a race but to still feel like I am running on a home course.

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What is the biggest race that you have run? Did you put in for the NYC Lottery?