The ING New York City Marathon went off without a hitch today, and a hearty congrats to both Bill Rancic and Pam Anderson who finished. Pam ran with her brother and finished in 5:41:03. And Bill ran it in 4:57, and got a smooch from his wife Giuliana at the finish. Timex donated $30,000 to Fab-U-Wish in his honor, the charity he and his wife founded for women with breast or ovarian cancer. He wore a Timex GPS watch. In personal news, my wife, Fiona Moore finished in 3:36. Security was beyond tight after the bombing incident at the Boston Marathon. Police helicopters buzzed the park during the race. And a fence had been built isolating much of the park from Central Park West. This writer had to walk to 86th street to cross the barrier, then take a subway to the meeting area on 63rd Street. . . and was frisked TSA-style, before I could enter the family meeting area. Trucks filled with sand blocked the top of CPW at 86th. But the secure feeling created by these surprise measures that nearly shut down the Upper West side, were comforting. We escaped in a taxi but couldn’t cross to the East side until the upper 40s. Again, Congrats Pam and Bill. . . just doing all that walking to go meet my wife slayed me. Can you imagine running 26 miles?
(Photos Diane Bondareff/Invision for Timex/AP Images)