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TCS New York City Marathon

The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), a non-profit which olds 60 adult and youth races annually, and has historically been the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational and charity runners.  

The race began in 1970 with just 127 entrants running four laps around Central Park and expanded to the whole city in 1976. Each year, runners tour New York City’s five boroughs, starting on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and running through the neighbourhoods of Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan at the iconic Central Park finish line. 

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting and business solutions organisation, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon.

Inaugural running: 1970  

Largest field: 53,639 finishers (2019)  

Recent participation: In 2023, there were 51,454 finishers - 28,519 (men) 22,843 (women) and 92 (non-binary)

Course records:  

  • Men: 2:04:58 (Tamirat Tola, ETH, 2023)
  • Women: 2:22:31 (Margaret Okayo, KEN, 2003)  

Most victories:  

Men: 4 (Bill Rodgers, USA)  
Women: 9 (Grete Waitz, NOR)  
Prize purse: US$870,000 (US$100,000 for male and female open division champions; US$25,000 for wheelchair division champions)  

Wheelchair course records:  

  • Men: 1:25:26 (Marcel Hug, SUI, 2022)
  • Women:  1:39:32 (Catherine Debrunner, SUI) 

Most wheelchair victories:  

Men: 6 (Marcel Hug, SUI)  
Women: 5 (Edith Wolf Hunkeler, SUI; Tatyana McFadden, USA)  
Wheelchair prize purse: US$155,000 (US$25,000 for male and female champions)  

Organisation information:  

Race contacts: Rob Simmelkjaer, CEO; Ted Metellus, Race Director
Media email address 

Upcoming race date: 3 November 2024