It’s official: this year’s NYC Marathon was the largest yet, with a record 50,304 tired but exhilarated runners crossing the finish line in Manhattan’s Central Park. Over two million spectators clung to railings along the five-borough route to support friends and family competing in the endurance race, the usually frenzied city at a rare standstill.
Kenyan racers won both the male and female categories – Geoffrey Mutai overall in 2hr 8min 24sec, while his compatriot Priscah Jeptoo scooped the women’s prize in 2hr 25min 7sec. Geoffrey had form, winning the both the NYC and Boston Marathon in 2011; Priscah awarded silver in both the 2011 World Championships and the 2012 Olympic Games. At the other end was Zoe Koplowitz, an inspirational speaker afflicted by MS and diabetes, who completed her 25th NYC Marathon on crutches the following morning.
Last night Bigfoot believers and sceptics alike tuned into episode 2 of Channel 4′s Bigfoot Files to witness Oxford Professor of Human Genetics, Bryan Sykes, reveal the results of his DNA tests on the Bigfoot (or ‘Sasquatch’) hair samples he’s collected from four Bigfootologists in the USA.
And the results? We could tell you now, or of course you could catch up on the documentary for yourself, but when we discovered Willow Creek-the Bigfoot capital of the world, is less than 6 hours drive from San Francisco via a host of unforgettable scenery, we thought it’d be fun to compile a guide of ‘guaranteed’ Sasquatch sightings for you to explore for yourself off of the Pacific Coast! (more…)
You’d be forgiven for thinking that October is low season for the town-sized theme park complexes that cluster around Tampa and Orlando. Not a chance! The region may be mobbed over the summer holidays, but October is home to some of its own tourism gold: Halloween.
Extravagantly-themed events will take place across Florida throughout October, suitable for spectators ranging from ‘total scaredy-cat’ to ‘seasoned horror enthusiast.’ Most stay open late into the evening, giving punters a unique chance to experience their favourite theme parks by night.
With all of the major amusement parks competing for your attention, we take a look at five that are worth your hard-earned dollars. (more…)