The New York City Marathon was canceled Friday by Mayor Michael Bloomberg after mounting criticism that it was wrong to hold the race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
New York City Marathon organizers expect superstorm Sandy to have little effect on Sunday's race.
A lot of runners have been tracking their training schedules and progress in preparation for the New York City marathon on the social networking site Twitter.
Zoe Koplowitz' finish time is typically somewhere around 30 hours.
26.2 miles – that’s the distance some 40,000 people will run this weekend during the New York City Marathon. Runners will test their strength and willpower as they make their way through all five boroughs, starting on Staten Island and crossing the finish line in Central Park.