Today is the ING New York City Marathon and the city is gearing up for the annual event which ranks as the best NY sports even in Gothamist's book. Why: It's a mix of international professional and amateur runners, crossing five boroughs, New Yorkers cheering them on over the grueling 26.2 mile course. But while the warm weather may be great for the spectators but not so great for the runners.

If you're not cheering along the course, you can watch the race on Channel 4 WNBC; NY1 has updates. The race starts at 10:10AM.

You can track runners on the Marathon's website, like P. Diddy.

More Marathon information, like what neighborhood traffic is affected, from