The most famous runners meeting in the world : New York City Marathon


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New York City marathon

The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, was four-plus laps of Central Park. In 1976, in celebration of the U.S. bicentennial, NYRR moved the marathon to the streets of New York's five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan. the ING New York City Marathon is one of the world's great road races, with more than 37.000 runners. The race attracts many world-class professional athletes, not only for the more than $700,000 in prize money but also for the media coverage and the prestige to cross the finish line in Central Park. For more details about the race and official results please refer to official website (See below).

2007 Marathon date : 4th November


NYC Marathon Official website

NYC marathon official website

Want to be in ? Please visit the official web site of the world's largest marathon. Contest and hotel information. Course map, merchandise, training, history and application form > New York City Marathon official website

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About the race : Course map & application

About the Marathon map (Extract of Wikipedia) : The course covers all five boroughs of the City of New York. It begins on Staten Island near the approach to the Verrazano Narrows Bridge. The bridge, which normally carries only vehicular traffic, is closed for the event. In the opening minutes of the race, the bridge is filled with runners, creating a dramatic spectacle that is closely associated with the event. After descending the bridge, the course winds through Brooklyn. Runners pass through an enormous variety of neighborhoods, including: Bay Ridge, Sunset Park, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Williamsburg, and Greenpoint. At 13.1 miles, runners cross the Pulaski Bridge, marking the halfway point of the race and the entrance into Queens. Reaching Manhattan after about 16 miles, the race goes north on First Avenue, then crosses briefly into the Bronx for a mile before returning to Manhattan. It then proceeds south through Harlem down Fifth Avenue and into Central Park. The race finishes outside Tavern on the Green. Please refer to Wikipedia website for more details.

Details about NYC Marathon on Wikipedia

Marathon photos & videos - Sites, results & resources

Here is a selection of resources to get more informations or photos & videos of the event :
Marathon videos on Youtube : Click Here
List of participants & official results on official website : Results
Site to visit - Other races & trainings with New York Road runners : New York road runners
Forum about the race - Discuss with runners on runnersworld website : NYC marathon forum

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New York Marathon - official site - Race map & results

The race is organized by the New York Road Runners and has been run every year since 1970. In recent years, it has also been sponsored by financial giant ING. It is held on the first Sunday of November and attracts professional competitors and amateurs from all over the world. Because of the popularity of the race, participation is limited to 37,000 entrants chosen largely by a lottery system, with preference given to previous participants... (More than half of applicants are denied) This page is a guide to New York Marathon : Race map - site, results & video