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TCS New York City Marathon

Sunday November 6th, 2022
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: 11/07/2021 Distance: Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 2:08:22 Albert Korir 27 KEN
2nd Male 2:09:06 Mohamed El Aaraby 31 MAR
3rd Male 2:09:52 Eyob Faniel 28 ITA
4th Male 2:11:15 Elkanah Kibet 38 USA
Female 2:22:39 Peres Jepchirchir 28 KEN
2nd Female 2:22:44 Viola Cheptoo Lagat 32 KEN
3rd Female 2:22:52 Ababel Yeshaneh 30 ETH
4th Female 2:24:42 Molly Seidel 27 USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 2:33:34 David Roeske 40 USA
M 50-59 2:33:31 Kenneth Rideout 50 USA
M 60-69 2:55:42 Dave Walters 66 USA
M 70+ 3:34:54 Mike Wien 70 USA
F 40-49 2:26:09 Helalia Johannes 41 NAM
F 50-59 2:55:35 Margaret McMahon 55 IRL
F 60-69 3:24:32 Renee Idone 62 USA
F 70+ 4:41:06 Joanne Neustrand 74 USA
TCS  New York City Marathon

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