41. Over 2.5 million spectators line the course which goes through the city's five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
42. The marathon’s not just for big kids -- an eight year old finished the race in 1977 in about three hours.
43. After being trapped underground for over two months, it makes sense Chilean miner Eduard Pena would want to stretch his legs at the Marathon -- he finished in 5 hours and 40 minutes in 2010, hobbling along part of the way.
44. After Hurricane Sandy, the biggest storm to hit the East Coast since 1972, Mayor Bloomberg had to cancel the marathon -- but that didn’t stop runners from heading to Staten Island to help with clean-up.
45. In 1986, a Vietnam war veteran with no legs finished the race on his hands. It took him 98 hours.