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32 Running Innovations

New York Marathon Must-Haves

— November 3, 2008 — Lifestyle
The New York Marathon has attracted quite the crowd this year, from athletes to celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Howard Stern’s wife, Beth Ostrosky.

The event actually attracts quite the VIP following, from spectators to runners; last year, Katie Holmes also took part running in the New York Marathon... this year there was also a fake Borat, as spotted by Perez Hilton!

The 2008 NYC Marathon was won by Paula Radcliffe, her third win in the competition, an an incredible feat just months after participating in the Beijing Olympics.

The slideshow below highlights some of the top running gear for New York Marathon participants, from self-cooling jackets to fitness shoes and GPS pedometers.

My NYC Marathon must-have? Ryan Reynolds as my running buddy (sorry Scarlett!)
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Popularity
Activity
Freshness
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Clothes That Sense Muscle Movements
Clothes That Sense Muscle Movements
The ConText Project
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29
Calculating Money Saved by Walking
Calculating Money Saved by Walking
The Taxi Walker Pedometer
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28
Fleeing as Advertising
Fleeing as Advertising
Romanian International Marathon Ads
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27
Tech Fashion
Tech Fashion
NuMetrix Bra Measures Vital Signs
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26
Race Against a Million Others
Race Against a Million Others
Nike+ Human Race (With Free Apple Music)
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25
Pimped-Out Pedometers
Pimped-Out Pedometers
Putting Shine in Each Step
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24
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
Nike Donates $500,000 Field Made of Recycled Running Shoes
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23
Fitness-Focused Charities
Fitness-Focused Charities
One World Running
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22
Compose Music by Jogging
Compose Music by Jogging
Toshiba Sportio Fitness Phone
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21
Retro Runner Replica
Retro Runner Replica
Nike Air Max 1 Returns
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20
Ropeless Jump Rope
Ropeless Jump Rope
JumpSnap Counts Calories
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19
Gmaps Pedometer
Gmaps Pedometer
Let Google Track Your Run
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18
Beijing Olympic Sponsorship Ads
Beijing Olympic Sponsorship Ads
Adidas "Impossible is Nothing" Runner
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17
Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Nike + iPod Sport Kit
Track Your Performance while you Groove
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16
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Co-Branded MP3 Basketball Sneakers
Zune Reebok Answer XI
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15
Fitness Phones
Fitness Phones
The Samsung FIT for Fitness Buffs
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14
Weightloss Shoes
Weightloss Shoes
Chung Shi Footwear
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13
Power Eco Strollers
Power Eco Strollers
4Moms Origami Automatic Folding Stroller
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12
First Reverse Marathon
First Reverse Marathon
Flashmob Freak
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11
Wi-Fi Sneakers
Wi-Fi Sneakers
A Step in the Right Direction
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10
Olympic Inpsired Shoes
Olympic Inpsired Shoes
Nike Clark Kents Bejing 2008 Sneakers
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9
Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Fashion Shows in Olympic Stadiums
Flojo Tribute Fashion Show
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8
Shock Absorbing Underwear
Shock Absorbing Underwear
Customizable Sports Bra
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7
Performance-Enhancing Olympic Gear II
Performance-Enhancing Olympic Gear II
Nike PreCool Vest
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6
Wireless Timepiece For Athletes
Wireless Timepiece For Athletes
Nike+ Amp Watch Monitors Runs
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5
$24,000 Sneakers
$24,000 Sneakers
Pure Gold Sport Shoes
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4
Wearable Fitness Coaches
Wearable Fitness Coaches
Nike+ 2008 (UPDATE)
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3
Collectable Olympic Sneakers
Collectable Olympic Sneakers
The 'Beijing' Collection by Nike
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2
Slimming Fitness Sandals
Slimming Fitness Sandals
FitFlops
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1
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Controversial Support Bra Ad
Running Free
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