NYC

Estimated spectators
1M+
Largest Field
53,520
Men's record
2:05:06
Women's record
2:22:31
Inaugural running
1970
PARTICIPANTS FROM APPROXIMATELY 140 COUNTRIES TOUR THE CITY, STARTING ON STATEN ISLAND AT THE FOOT OF THE VERRAZZAN"O-NARROWS BRIDGE AND RUNNING THROUGH THE NEIGHBORHOODS OF BROOKLYN, QUEENS, AND THE BRONX BEFORE ENDING IN MANHATTAN."
HISTORY

RACE HISTORY

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. More than 1.2 million 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 will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2021.

Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features over 53,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants from approximately 140 countries tour the city, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan.

More than one million spectators and thousands of volunteers line the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast in 170 countries and territories.

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RECORDS

COURSE RECORDS

Men

<time-bold>2:05:06<time-bold><runner-text> (Geoffrey Mutai, KEN, 2011)<runner-text></runner-text></runner-text></time-bold></time-bold>

Women

<time-bold>2:22:31<time-bold><runner-text> (Margaret Okayo, KEN, 2003)<runner-text></runner-text></runner-text></time-bold></time-bold>

Women's mixed
Men's Wheelchair

<time-bold>1:29:22<time-bold> <runner-text> (Kurt Fearnley, AUS, 2006)<runner-text></runner-text></runner-text></time-bold></time-bold>

Women's Wheelchair

<time-bold>1:43:04<time-bold><runner-text> (Tatyana McFadden, USA, 2015)<runner-text></runner-text></runner-text></time-bold></time-bold>