ING New York City Marathon
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World’s largest marathon and one of the world’s great road races, the ING New York City Marathon is the the premier event of New York Road Runners, draws more than 100,000 applicants annually. The race is part of the World Marathon Majors series of Big-5 marathons, the others being London, Chicago, Boston and Berlin.
The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, and is broadcast around the world to an estimated 315 million worldwide television viewers. The New York City Marathon is the brainchild of Fred Lebow, who transformed this race from one with 55 finishers in 1970 to one of the largest marathons in the world.
Website: ING New York City Marathon | Nov 3, 2013
Registrations / Lottery
Due to limitations on the size of the marathon field, not all entry applications can be accepted. Acceptances (other than guaranteed entries) will be determined by “lottery” drawings currently scheduled to be held in late April. The selection takes place on the basis of a lottery to decide the runners who will make it to the start line out of all the applicants. There are also charity places reserved for the event with select charities.
NYC Marathon 2013 Registrations Update
Registration for the 2013 New York City Marathon opens Wednesday Apr 24 at noon Eastern time, and will remain open through May 24, but the number of spots available is unclear. Because of 2012 cancellation, fewer slots than usual available. The random lottery to pick the entrants who will be given a number for the marathon is scheduled for late April. In 2012, more than 140,000 people entered the lottery for approximately 40,000 spots.
Course Map / Route
The race goes through all the five New York boroughs, run from Staten Island through Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to Manhattan. It crosses five bridges, and finishes at Tavern on the Green in world-famous Central Park. View the full course details here.
Bridges on the route:
- Verrazano-Narrows Bridge
- Bay Ridge
- Pulaski Bridge
- Queensboro Bridge
- Willis Avenue Bridge
- Madison Avenue Bridge
Elite Athletes at 2011 New York City Marathon
- Gebre Gebremariam (Defending champion. ETH)
- Meb Keflezighi (2009 NYC winner, USA)
- Martin Lel (2 time NYC winner, KEN)
- Emmanuel Mutai (2011 London winner, KEN)
- Edna Kiplagat (Defending champion, KEN)
- Jo Pavey (2011 London 10000 winner, GBR)
Defending champions Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya and 2009 winner Meb Keflezighi of the U.S. committed to run the 26.2-mile race through New York City’s five boroughs. U.S. Olympic champion short- track speedskater Apolo Anton Ohno also will compete in the Nov. 6 race, which he said will be his first marathon.
Two-time New York City Marathon champion Martin Lel, 2011 Virgin London Marathon champion Emmanuel Mutai, 2011 BUPA London 10,000 champion Jo Pavey, and Olympians Juan Luis Barrios and Jaouad Gharib later joined the already stellar field for the ING New York City Marathon.
Results / Past Winners
Check out the race results and men’s and women’s winners of previous editions of the run on our New York City Marathon Results page.
World Records at New York City Marathon
The New York City Marathon route is not the most conducive for fast times, and has seen just a few marathon world records.
New York City Marathon – world’s largest marathon, this is one run you will not want to miss (if you can make it through the lottery).