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TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday November 7th, 2021
New York, New York
Distance: Marathon

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.

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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.
Race Date: 11/01/2020 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:08:13 Geoffrey Kamoror 26 KEN
2nd Male 2:08:36 Albert Korir 25 KEN
3rd Male 2:08:38 Girma Bekele Gebre 26 ETH
4th Male 2:09:20 Tamirat Tola 28 ETH
Female 2:22:38 Joyciline Jepkosgei 25 KEN
2nd Female 2:23:32 Mary Keitany 37 KEN
3rd Female 2:25:51 Ruti Aga 25 ETH
4th Female 2:26:21 Nancy Kiprop 40 KEN
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:11:34 Abdi Abdirahman 42 USA
M 50-59 2:28:16 Joost De Raeymaeker 51 BEL
M 60-69 2:55:25 Vidar Ellefsen 60 NOR
M 70+ 3:11:18 Gene Dykes 71 USA
F 40-49 2:26:21 Nancy Kiprop 40 KEN
F 50-59 2:50:36 Jenny Hitchings 56 USA
F 60-69 3:25:31 Carol Sexton 62 USA
F 70+ 3:54:26 Kerry Gruson 71 USA
TCS  New York City Marathon

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