TCS New York City Marathon

Capacity Largest Field Estimated Spectators Prize Purse Official Charities
  50,530 – 2014 1.0 million+ $803,000 340

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Over 1,000,000 people have finished the race since its first running in 1970 with just 127 entrants and 55 finishers running four laps around Central Park. The race expanded to all five boroughs in 1976 and is now in its 40th year as a five-borough affair. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan. In 2015, the inaugural NYRR Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon gave young runners the opportunity to run 1.8 miles of the race course in Central Park, beginning near mile 24 and finishing at the famed TCS New York City Marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the live television broadcast in the New York area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, nationally on ESPN2, and via various international broadcast partners around the world. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. To learn more, visit www.tcsnycmarathon.org

 

Recent Participation:

Year Finishers Male Female
2006 37,869 25,548 12,321
2007 38,607 29,072 12,535
2008 38,096 25,216 12,880
2009 43,660 28,485 15,175
2010 45,103 28,948 16,155
2011 47,340 30,068 17,272
2012 - - -
2013 50,266 30,699 19,567
2014 50,530 30,108 20,422
2015 49,595 28,899 20,696

World Records (Men):

2:08:13 – Alberto Salazar, 1981

World Records (Women):

2:25:29 – Allison Roe, 1981
2:25:42 – Grete Waitz, 1980
2:27:33 – Grete Waitz, 1979
2:32:30 – Grete Waitz, 1978

Course records:

Pro Men: Geoffrey Mutai, 2:05:06 (2011)
Pro Women: Margaret Okayo, 2:22:31 (2003)
Pro Men Wheelchair: Kurt Fearnley, 1:29:22 (2006)

Pro Women Wheelchair: Tatyana McFadden, 1:43:04 (2015)

Most victories:

Pro Men: Bill Rodgers (5)
Pro Women: Grete Waitz (9)
Pro Men Wheelchair: Kurt Fearnley (5)
Pro Women Wheelchair: Tatyana McFadden (5)

 

 

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