Yesterday’s New York City Marathon was notable for several reasons. First, with more than 45,000 participants it was the largest marathon to date. And then there were the runners themselves. Gebre Gebremariam, an Ethiopian, became the first man to win in a marathon debut since 1980. Other racers included a double lung transplant patient, Meredith Viera and Al Roker from the Today Show, and, most surprisingly, Chilean miner Edison Pena.