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TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday November 1st, 2020
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: 11/03/2019 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

The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon was fast, historic, and decisive.

It wasn’t even a contest for Mary Keitany. The Kenyan won her fourth TCS New York City Marathon title in 2:22:48, the second-fastest women’s time in event history. The men’s race was closer, until Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pulled away in Central Park to win in 2:05:59.

Perhaps the most memorable moment of the day was when Keitany asserted herself between mile 16 and mile 19 by ripping out three consecutive sub-five-minute miles. In fact, her 18th mile split (4:55) was just five seconds slower than the leading men’s split over the same section of the course.

“I don’t have the physical capability to have an answer for that,” Flanagan said.

Nor did anyone else.

The 36-year-old Keitany ran solo from mile 18 to the end. On the all-time list, she is now the second most successful woman in the open division in New York City after Grete Waitz.

Vivian Cheruiyot of Kenya finished second, three minutes and 13 seconds after Keitany.

“I am happy to be second today,” said Cheruiyot, a four-time Olympic medalist in track and this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon champion.

Over the last few miles, the 2017 champion Flanagan overtook Rahma Tusa—as did Molly Huddle—to place third and fourth, respectively. Des Linden, the 2018 Boston Marathon champion, finished sixth to give the U.S. three women in the top six for the first time since 1978. Allie Kieffer, last year’s fifth-place finisher, added to the American contingent with a seventh-place performance.

“I felt so much love on the course,” Flanagan said. “I could not have asked for a more beautiful day.”

Like Keitany, on the men’s side, Desisa also ran the second-fastest time in New York City Marathon history.

Desisa, a two-time Boston Marathon winner, also became the first Ethiopian man to win the New York City Marathon since 2010.

“This year I decided to be champion,” Desisa said, recalling that he had placed third in New York in 2017 and 2015, second in 2014, and failed to finish in 2016. “Today is my day. I am very, very happy,” he said.

Runner-up Shura Kitata finished nearly two seconds behind Desisa. Geoffrey Kamworor, the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon champion, placed third in 2:06:26.The top-three men from today now hold three of the four fastest times in event history.

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Location
Race Name
Prize Money
1/5/2018*
Xiamen, Fujian, China
3/1/2018*
Tokyo, Japan
10/4/2020
London, England
3/22/2018*
Seoul, Korea
4/19/2021
Boston, Massachusetts
9/27/2020
Berlin, Germany
11/1/2020
New York, New York
10/11/2020
Chicago, Illinois
2/8/2018*
Lagos, Nigeria
11/17/2018*
Shanghai, China
12/6/2020
Valencia, Spain
1/19/2018*
Mumbai, India
10/18/2020
New Delhi, India
12/11/2020
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9/13/2020
Hamburg, Germany
12/5/2020
Singapore, Singapore
3/15/2018*
Bahrain, Manama
11/15/2020
Tobago, Trinidad and tobago
11/3/2018*
Hangzhou, China
10/11/2020
Prague, CZECH
10/18/2020
Toronto, Ontario, CA
5/24/2018*
Ottawa, Canada
3/8/2018*
Rome, Italy
11/8/2020
Istanbul, Turkey
11/22/2020
Bengaluru, India
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
12/13/2020
Honolulu, Hawaii
1/19/2018*
seville, Spain
12/8/2018*
Guangzhou, China
3/28/2018*
Manhattan, New York
9/7/2020
Boulder, Colorado
10/18/2020
Cape Town, ZA
11/3/2018*
Beijing, CN
10/27/2018*
Jakarta, Indonesia
6/14/2020
Durban, South Africa
5/25/2018*
Okpekpe, Nigeria
12/16/2018*
Shenzhen, China
10/25/2020
Chuncheon, KR
8/16/2020
Falmouth, Massachusetts
12/6/2020
Sacramento, CA
6/20/2020
Duluth, Minnesota
6/14/2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
10/25/2020
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
10/24/2020
Grand Rapids, MI
5/9/2021
Lisbon, Portugal
7/5/2020
Gold Coast, Australia
9/13/2020
Copenhagen, Denmark
2/21/2018*
Ras Al Khaimah, AE
10/4/2020
Minneapolis, Minnesota
11/26/2020
Atlanta, GA
3/8/2018*
Los Angeles, California
12/9/2018*
Al Marmoom, Dubai
9/20/2020
Spokane, Washington
11/8/2020
Porto, Portugal
1/17/2021
Houston, Texas
8/29/2020
Fargo, North Dakota
6/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
10/4/2020
Twin Cities, Minnesota
9/22/2018*
Hengshui, China
8/1/2020
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
9/20/2020
San Francisco, California
9/6/2020
Mumbai, IN
4/19/2018*
Yangzhou, China
9/6/2020
Santiago, CL
10/31/2020
Manhattan, NY
3/22/2018*
Milan, Italy
4/5/2018*
Washington, DC
9/19/2020
Zaandam, Netherlands
9/13/2020
Utica, New York
11/22/2020
Boston, MA
5/29/2021
Ottawa, CAN
8/1/2020
Charleston, South Carolina
7/25/2020
Davenport, Iowa
2/2/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
10/4/2020
Geneva, Switzerland
3/7/2018*
Jacksonville, Florida
10/25/2020
Venice, Italy
10/11/2020
Boston, Massachusetts
11/8/2020
Beriut, Lebanon
9/12/2020
Interlaken, Switzerland
11/3/2018*
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
10/25/2020
Dublin, Ireland
5/31/2018*
Calgary, Canada
2/16/2018*
Guadalajara, Mexico
10/4/2020
Cardiff, Wales
9/20/2020
Belfast, Ireland
6/27/2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
8/23/2020
Manitou Springs, Colo
9/12/2020
Boston, MA
9/7/2020
New Haven, Connecticut
9/28/2020
Ouarzazate, Morocco
9/20/2020
Providence, Rhode Island
10/18/2020
Columbus, OH
4/21/2018*
Des Moines, Iowa
2/23/2018*
Sevilla, Spain
10/11/2020
Victoria BC, Canada
9/13/2020
Manhattan, NY
11/15/2020
Carmel, California
4/11/2018*
New Orleans, Louisiana
6/7/2020
Seattle, WA
2/1/2018*
Edinburg, TX
5/3/2018*
Gaborone, Botsuana
5/25/2018*
London, England
11/14/2020
Richmond, VA
5/17/2018*
Cleveland, OH
4/19/2018*
Vancouver, Canada
3/20/2018*
Jerusalem, Israel
11/26/2020
San Jose, California
11/22/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
9/13/2020
Newcastle upon Thyne, U.K.
9/20/2020
Carlsbad, California
9/6/2020
Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
9/5/2020
Lille, France
10/4/2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
7/11/2020
Kingsport, TN
7/26/2020
Santa Cruz, California
3/22/2018*
Virginia Beach, VA
3/1/2018*
Comarca Lagunera, MX
10/25/2020
Valencia, Spain
3/8/2018*
Brisbane California
12/18/2020
Palo Alto, California
2/21/2021
Tampa, Florida
3/22/2018*
Chicago, Illinois
2/14/2021
Austin, Texas
3/29/2018*
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
9/7/2020
Huntsville, AL
10/12/2020
Boston, MA
10/4/2020
Kosice, Slovakia
4/5/2018*
Daegu, South Korea
3/1/2018*
London, UK
8/22/2020
Louisville, Kentucky
9/27/2020
Nottingham, England, UK
6/20/2020
Mount Washington, New Hampshire
4/25/2018*
Champaign, IL
1/17/2021
Naples, Florida
11/8/2020
Schenectady, New York
9/27/2020
Vinovo Turin, Italy
10/26/2018*
Encinitas, California
11/29/2020
Panama, PA
10/4/2020
Glasgow, Scottland, UK
2/15/2018*
Albuquerqe, NM
5/17/2018*
Copenhagen, Denmark
10/4/2020
Channel islands, Jersey
5/17/2018*
Green Bay, Wisconsin
10/20/2018*
Bethlehem, PA
8/16/2020
San Diego, California
1/31/2021
Marrakech, Morocco
9/26/2020
Richmond, Virginia
10/18/2020
Portsmouth, UK
12/13/2020
Victoria Falls, ZW
6/17/2020
Clarksburg WV
10/11/2020
Schenectady, New York
10/4/2020
Long Beach, CA
11/7/2020
Shelter Island, NY
9/20/2020
Philadelphia, PA
12/6/2020
Negril, Jamaica
9/6/2020
Manchester, UK
5/9/2021
Stirling, United Kingdom
10/25/2020
Vise, Belgium
12/15/2018*
Bangkok, TH
1/8/2021
Tiberias, Israel
9/13/2020
Satara, India
9/20/2020
Montreal, Canada
5/31/2018*
San Diego, California
6/28/2020
Missoula, Montana
5/3/2018*
Newport Beach, CA
10/25/2020
Cape Cod, MA
3/28/2018*
Mobile, Alabama
5/16/2018*
Brooklyn, NY
2/9/2018*
Encinitas California
10/4/2020
Chester, United Kingdom
8/22/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
8/31/2018*
Norman, OK
10/3/2020
Helsinki, Finland
9/20/2020
Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT
5/23/2018*
Singapore, SG
2/1/2018*
Bangkok, Thailand
8/1/2020
Wheeling, WV
5/9/2018*
Tupelo, Mississippi
3/29/2018*
St. Louis, Mo
11/22/2020
Limassol, Cyprus
10/11/2020
Zagreb, Croatia
10/18/2020
Bar Harbor, Maine
9/20/2020
Bronx, NY
10/3/2020
Helsinki, Finland
11/8/2020
Moab, UT
12/15/2020
Sevilla, Spain
12/20/2020
Chiang Mai, TH
10/17/2020
Gdynia, Poland
12/7/2018*
New York City, NY
1/4/2018*
Central Park, NY
2/2/2018*
Huntsville, Texas
1/17/2021
Phoenix, Arizona
6/14/2020
Manitou Springs, CO
7/26/2020
St John's NL, Canada
12/6/2020
San Antonio, TX
4/26/2018*
Eugene, OR
8/8/2020
Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico
3/28/2018*
Washington DC
3/7/2021
New Orleans, LA
8/29/2020
Kansas City, Mo
5/16/2018*
Marion, IA
2/23/2018*
Naples, Italy
10/4/2020
San Jose, California
12/26/2020
Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
10/20/2018*
Atlanta, GA
9/13/2020
Minsk, Belarus
9/13/2020
Lincolnshire, united kingdom
10/18/2020
Denver, CO
11/13/2020
Kansas City, Missouri
5/4/2018*
Jersey City, NJ
8/9/2020
Dublin, IR
5/9/2018*
Ipswich, United Kingdom
9/6/2020
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
5/23/2018*
Chicago, IL
11/1/2020
Clarksburg, California
12/20/2020
Bastia Umbra, Italy
10/4/2020
Lindau, Germany
6/25/2020
Reykjavik, Iceland
4/26/2018*
Rockville, MD
8/30/2020
Imbali, ZA
9/11/2020
Arenzano, Italy
9/6/2020
Virginia Beach, VA
11/15/2020
Las Vegas, NV
10/4/2020
Denver, CO
11/8/2020
Chicago, Ilinois,
11/22/2020
Columbus, Ohio
12/13/2020
Scottsdale, Az
12/6/2020
St. Louis, Missouri
12/13/2020
Tampa, Florida
2/7/2021
Atlanta, GA
2/6/2021
Dallas, Texas
2/13/2021
Nashville, Tennessee
10/11/2020
Bengaluru, India
10/18/2020
Montreal, Canada
6/27/2020
Nairobi, Kenya
10/24/2020
snowdonia, welsh
2/13/2018*
Armagh, Ireland
11/1/2020
Vancouver, Canada
4/12/2018*
Luanping, Hepei, China
4/26/2018*
Statford, United Kingdom
4/5/2018*
Fresno, Ca
5/17/2018*
Washington, D.C.
4/5/2018*
San Francisco, CA, US
11/26/2020
Glen Ridge, NJ
12/6/2020
Santa Marta, Colombia
8/27/2020
Langueux, France
10/19/2018*
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
9/27/2020
Palo Alto, CA
8/2/2020
San Francisco, CA
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