Paula Radcliffe sandwiched between Dos Santos and me. Dos Santos and I ran similar races for the first 20k, then the lead pack decided to crush Queesboro Bridge (uphill). Amazing they got faster then, but can see that last 5k was tough for all the lead guys, as Dos Santos came back from behind but slowed up even though the second to last 5k is more challenging than the last 5k.
But I think Radcliffe's race was more impressive - besides Queesboro Bridge (25k) and 5th Ave (35k mark), she got faster and faster and faster as the race went on.
Conclusion - If you want to run well at NYC, you need to negative split. Radcliffe went 1:13/1:10, Dos Santos 1:06/1:02. Dos Santos was able to hold on after crushing the 15th mile, but I think he's the exception - the Queesboro Bridge will make or break your NYC experience.
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