Marathon brings out tens of thousands of athletes, spectators for an unforgettable race day
A massive triumph for tens of thousands of athletes who have spent months training for this big day.
From the start on Staten Island all the way to the finish line in Central Park, excited spectators with hoarse voices cheered nonstop.
Tola breaks NYC Marathon record in men’s race
Tamirat Tola of Ethiopia won themen’s race on Sunday in 2 hours, 4 minutes and 58 seconds. Albert Korir of Kenya finished as the runner-up at 2:06:57. Shura Kitata of Ethiopia came in 3rd place at 2:07:11.
Obiri wins women’s race
Hellen Obiri of Kenya won thewomen’s race on Sunday, clocking in at 2:27:23. Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia was the runner-up, with a time of 2:27:29.
Debrunner wins women’s wheelchair race
Catherine Debrunner of Switzerland won thewomen’s wheelchair race Sunday with a total time of 1:39:32. Manuela Schär of Switzerland was the runner-up at 1:47:54. Susannah Scaroni of the U.S. finished in 3rd place at 1:48:14.
Hug wins men’s wheelchair race
Marcel Hug of Switzerland won themen’s wheelchair race on Sunday, finishing in 1:25:29. Daniel Romanchuk of the U.S. was the runner-up with a time of 1:30:07. Jetze Plat of the Netherlands finished in 3rd place with a time of 1:34:22.
70-year-old Bronx woman runs in NYC Marathon for 24th time
Gisela Perez, 70, from the Bronx, said running helps her cope with stress. She’s participating in her 24th New York City marathon on Sunday.
NYRR CEO shares runners’ excitement
Rob Simmelkjaer is the CEO of New York Road Runners. He spoke with CBS New York before the 2023 New York City Marathon.
How much prize money do NYC Marathon winners get?
While running 26.2 miles calls for major celebration, the fastest runners also stand to bring home big purse money.
The Open Division men’s and women’s first place finishers will each receive $100,000.
Additional prizes are awarded for the top 10 runners in the Open Division.
Security a top concern
Security is top of mind for everyone involved in the marathon.
The NYPD held a briefing Wednesday to share the security measures in place.
“There are currently no credible or specific threats to the marathon or to our city. But having said that, we are still implementing a comprehensive security plan,” Police Commissioner Edward Caban said. “The actual marathon course will have many layers of protection.”
Celebrities running the race
Around 50,000 people are running in theSunday — and among the runners taking to will be a number of celebrities.
Famous people from TV shows, movies, music and sports will be running the, with celebs like MTV’s Nev Schulmann and former Stanley Cup champion Zdneo Chára participating.
NYC marathon road closures disrupting traffic across city
Drivers should expect heavy traffic and street closures across the five boroughs.
Traveling between Staten Island and Brooklyn will be tough, and Manhattan’s East Side is expected to be a mess.
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Crowds gather along marathon route and at starting line
The annual TCS New York City Marathon hits the streets Sunday, meaning several major roads and bridges will be shut down.
Drivers should expect heavy traffic, and street closures across the five boroughs.
Here’sand more information you need to know about the race.
First NYC Marathon runners start at 8 a.m.
The race kicked off at 8 a.m. Sunday with the professional wheelchair division.
They’ll be joined by professional handcyclers and select athletes with disabilities at 8:22 a.m.
The professional women’s division begins at 8:40 a.m.
That’s followed by the professional men’s division at 9:05 a.m.
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