16. In the year 2000, the race was given a wheelchair and handcycle division.
17. A group of Seattle-based runners called 5 Boroughs, 5 Beers, drink a cold one in each borough as they pass through during the marathon. Talk about hydration priorities.
18. About 40% of the race’s participants are international athletes. Last year's biggest international presence was France, with a total of 3,279 runners, fueled by the carb-packed power of the baguette probably.
19. Last year, there was one participant in the 90-99 age group and you better believe she finished the race.
20. A veritable army of portable toilets is shipped in for the marathon, with 1,800 restrooms set up at the start of the race and 2,374 scattered through the course at 35 different locations. The race has the second most porta-potties in the nation after the Rose Bowl -- which raises questions about the amount of beer had at the game versus the amount of water had while running 26 miles.