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TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday November 3rd, 2024
New York, New York
Distance: Marathon
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The first New York City Marathon, organized in 1970 by Fred Lebow and Vince Chiappetta, was held entirely in Central Park. Of 127 entrants, only 55 men finished; the sole female entrant dropped out due to illness. Winners were given inexpensive wristwatches and recycled baseball and bowling trophies. The entry fee was $1 and the total event budget was $1,000.

In 1976, Lebow and 2,090 entrants took the New York City Marathon to the streets of the five boroughs in a moving celebration of sport and diversity. The course included five bridges, and winners Bill Rodgers and Miki Gorman shattered the event records.

Two years later, at the 1978 New York City Marathon, Grete Waitz of Norway, a track Olympian who’d never run farther than 12 miles, won the race in a world-record 2:32:30. Rodgers overcame 75-degree temperatures to become the race’s first three-time winner, and he added a fourth the next year, when Waitz broke her own world record.

The 2013 New York City Marathon returned the event to its place as New York City’s best day. A record 50,000+ runners finished the race, the most in any marathon ever. The 2014 TCS New York City Marathon again had a record number of finishers: 50,530.

2023 new course record

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Alison Williams
This race is run through all five boroughs, has spectators cheering you on the whole 26.2 miles. The energy is amazing and it is truly a once in a lifetime experience.
TCS New York City Marathon, Race Date: 2023-11-05, Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:04:58 Tamirat Tola ETH
2nd Male 2:06:57 Albert Korir KEN
3rd Male 2:07:11 Shura Kitata ETH
4th Male 2:10:21 Abdi Nageeye NED
Female 2:27:23 Hellen Obiri KEN
2nd Female 2:27:29 Letesenbet Gidey ETH
3rd Female 2:27:33 Sharon Lokedi KEN
4th Female 2:27:45 Brigid Kosgei KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:12:23 Elkanah Kibet Colorado Springs
M 50-59 2:39:02 Guillermo Pineda Ridgewood, NY
M 60-69 3:01:31 Fritz Lange Villach, Kärnten
M 70+ 3:24:41 Leroy Cummins 72
F 40-49 2:47:37 Kathryn Parkinson Bardon, Queensland
F 50-59 2:41:16 Ivana Iozzia Lurate Caccivio
F 60-69 3:35:36 Danrey Toth Hoffman Estates, IL
F 70+ 4:16:52 Jill Stevenson Kelowna, BC
TCS  New York City Marathon

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