Number of past participants: 700,000
Number of dollars in prize money for the winner: $130,000 (Nice.)
Number of dollars in prize money if the winner has won before: $200,000 (Nicer.)
Number of television viewers world-wide that watch the New York City Marathon: 315 million
Number of dollars it costs to purchase the
“Virtual Trainer VIP” package, which is professional-quality training, including a flexible online plan and personal e-coaching, as well as VIP transportation and food perks: $999
Number of minutes the current men’s record holder, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya finished the course in 2011: 127 (and 43 seconds). That’s two hours, people.
Number of days until the marathon: 8, as of this writing.
Find out more about this classic New York event here.