No matter where you are, you don’t have to miss a single mile of the 2011 ING New York City Marathon with the Official Spectator App created by the New York Road Runners MapMyRun. The app provides all the maps, guides and information that anyone will need to get up to speed before the event, and if you’re near the course in one of the 5 boroughs the app will help you find the nearest Subway (the app’s sponsor) for a quick snack.
With the $2.99 in-app purchase (on iPhone) you’ll be able to watch the live NBC Channel 4 broadcast or feeds of the men’s and women’s leaders. The upgraded version of the app also gives you the ability to follow the progress – including unofficial and split times – of up to ten of the 47,000 runners or wheelchair athletes entered the race.
If you’re running in the event, you can use the app to automatically post your splits and progress to Facebook or Twitter, or enable GPS to broadcast your exact location to your fans, friends and family.