TCS New York City Marathon

Capacity Largest Field Estimated Spectators Prize Purse Official Charities
  50,266 – 2013 2.0 million More than $650,000 More than 320

 

The TCS New York City Marathon is the most popular and inclusive marathon in the world, attracting the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of recreational runners. The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants racing four laps of Central Park. Today, an estimated 47,500 to 50,000 runners from around the world tour New York City’s five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and finishing in Central Park. Participants include Olympians, Paralympians, wheelchair racers, top age-group competitors, and many thousands who run for charity and to achieve their own personal goals. Millions of fans cheer the runners from the streets and watch the global television broadcast. The race is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners, the world’s foremost community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. Tata Consultancy Services, a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the Premier Partner of NYRR and is in its inaugural year as title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon.

 

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

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

National Records (Men):

Gabon: 2:41:23 (Jean-Marc Leandro, 2004)
New Zealand: 2:08:59 (Rod Dixon, 1983)
Saint Kitts and Nevis: 2:38:48 (Jesse Nulciare, 1989)

National Records (Women):

Grenada: 3:22:40 (Jennifer Boca, 1990)
Netherlands: 2:23:43 (Lornah Kiplagat, 2003)

American Records (Men):

1981 – Alberto Salazar (2:08:13)
American Records (Women):
1971 – Beth Bonner (2:55:22)
1980 – Patti Catalano (2:29:33)

Course records:

3 (New Men's Course Record set by Geoffrey Mutai in 2011 - 2:05:06)

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