This Sunday, not only is it time to fall back for Daylight Savings Time, it's the 40th ING NYC Marathon. An expected 40,000 runners will be ready to hit the roads from the start at the Verrazano Narrows Bridge in Staten Island and through the four other boroughs with about a million people cheering them on from the sidelines.

Elite runners on the men's side include Robert Cheruiyot and James Kwambai of Kenya, last year's winner Marilson Gomes dos Santos of Brazil, and Ryan Hall and Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. Two-time winner Hendrick Ramaala of South Africa is also running again, but Kwambai is apparently a favorite now that two-time winner Martin Lel dropped out of the race. And on the women's side, Paula Radcliffe of Great Britain is back to defend her win. Boston marathon champ Salina Kosgei of Kenya will be running, as will Ludmilla Petrova (2000 winner and last year's second place runner).

After the elite runners start the race, it's the sub-elite runners, whom we love for their spirit (although some don't think slow runners belong there). If you're watching the marathon and want to share your pictures, email them to or tag them "gothamist" on Flickr. For more details on where spectators can go, the NYC Marathon has a handy guide and the MTA has a map (PDF) of places to go.