McGregor ready for marathon debut at 2006 ING New York City Marathon


Jim Estes
LDR Programs Manager
USA Track & Field

NEW YORK - This year's ING New York City Marathon will see the much anticipated debut of one of America's top distance running talents. Team USA Minnesota athlete Katie McGregor will begin her quest to move from U.S. track champion to top marathoner this Sunday in New York City.

Though American record holder Deena Kastor is one of the leading race favorites for the title in the Big Apple, McGregor is hopeful that she can follow the same path to success as Kastor. "It's an honor to follow in the footsteps of Deena," said the two-time USA 10 km Champion. "I hope that one day I can accomplish even a few of the things she has accomplished."

In an exclusive USATF Podcast, Kevin Patrick of KCMO radio spoke to McGregor about her debut at New York as well as her connection to USA Distance Center, Team USA Minnesota. To download the podcast, visit

Online coverage available for 2006 ING New York City Marathon

MediaZone and NBC Sports will be providing live and On Demand online coverage of the 2006 ING New York City Marathon starting at 9:30 AM EDT. The event can be viewed in advance, during the broadcast and On Demand following its conclusion for $4.99

The 2006 event, which is being broadcast via the Internet for the first time in its 26 year history, is expected to draw 37,000 participants, more than 2.5 million cheering spectators and 315 million television viewers worldwide.

To experience the 2006 ING New York City Marathon, visit Highlights of the event will also be televised on NBC starting at 2 PM EDT.

For more information on the 2006 ING New York City Marathon, visit