For Immediate Release
contact: Jodie Kahn

Rosenthal Discovery & Invention, LLC, Hosts
ING New York City Marathon Website

New York, November 2006 - The technology consulting firm Rosenthal Discovery & Invention, LLC has been chosen to continue the hosting and provide network services to the ING New York City Marathon provided by Walrus Internet for the past eight years.

Michael Rosenthal, the architect behind Walrus Internet, founded Rosenthal Discovery & Invention with the intention of bringing together the knowledge and expertise gained from being a pioneer in the Internet industry, with the resources available from a large array of leading companies and professionals. The result is a company uniquely able not only to select, deploy, and customize existing solutions but also develop entirely new ones.

For hosting the ING New York City Marathon’s website, Rosenthal Discovery & Invention is utilizing the network and facilities of NuTech Computer Solutions. “NuTech has the ability to deliver the performance and reliability essential for handling race-day demands,” says Michael Rosenthal, founder, Rosenthal Discovery & Invention, LLC. The servers at NuTech will process millions of requests from marathon fans worldwide who can not only get up-to-the-minute news and results but also track any runner’s position along the course. This unique runner tracking system processes data captured at various locations along the course from a transponder chip attached to each runner’s shoe.

“After working with Walrus Internet for over eight years, we’re glad Walrus’s talent will continue to support the ING New York City Marathon and are excited about the additional possibilities that Rosenthal Discovery & Invention brings,” says Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners and race director of the ING New York City Marathon.

Saul Zuchman, Vice President, Information Technology for New York Road Runners said, “Rosenthal Discovery & Invention gives us the best of all worlds in IT. They find it or they build it. And we don’t worry.”

About Rosenthal Discovery & Invention, LLC
Rosenthal Discovery & Invention, LLC, is a unique computer consulting firm that works with its customers to expertly tailor individual solutions for their most challenging projects. Its founder, Michael Rosenthal, has been developing custom software since 1979, including the creation of operating systems and original programming languages. He also developed some of the trading and market data systems used by the world’s largest investment banks and exchanges.

Mr. Rosenthal founded and ran one of the world’s first Internet Service Providers, Walrus Internet, which, while taking part in the invention of an entire industry, established itself as one of the most reliable and technically advanced providers.

Rosenthal Discovery & Invention’s widely respected technical skills and creative problem solving, combined with its vast experience in computing and data communications, make it the choice that businesses trust when looking for carefully developed solutions that always deliver more than promised. For more information, please visit

New York Road Runners
New York Road Runners, soon to celebrate its 50th anniversary, is dedicated to promoting the sport of distance running and enhancing health and fitness for all. Our road races and other fitness programs draw upwards of 300,000 runners annually, and together with our magazine and Web site support and promote professional and recreational running. A staff of 60, assisted by thousands of volunteers, stages the ING New York City Marathon, as well as a road race nearly every weekend plus many track and cross country events. NYRR’s home base in New York, and its lifelong identification with Central Park, have given many of its events iconic status, attracting the world’s top professional runners. For more information visit

ING New York City Marathon
New York Road Runners’ premier event, the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world’s great road races, drawing more than 85,000 applicants. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $500,000 in prize money, but also for the chance to excel in the media capital of the world before two million cheering spectators and 260 million worldwide television viewers. As any one of the 670,000 past participants will attest, crossing the finish line in Central Park is one of the great thrills of a lifetime. For more information visit