New York City Marathon

 

From it's unhearalded start in 1970, the New York City Marathon has grown into an international event. Run through the heart of New York City in early November, it reaches its finish in a little over 2 hours in Central Park.


 

New York City Marathon Winners ( Men and Women)

Men's New York City Marathon Winners

Year

Winner, Country

Time

1970

Gary Muhrcke, USA

2:31:38

1971

Norman Higgins, USA

2:22:54

1972

Sheldon Karlin, USA

2:27:52

1973

Tom Fleming, USA

2:21:54

1974

Norbert Sander, USA

2:26:30

1975

Tom Fleming, USA

2:19:27

1976

Bill Rodgers, USA

2:10:09

1977

Bill Rodgers, USA

2:11:28

1978

Bill Rodgers, USA

2:12:12

1979

Bill Rodgers, USA

2:11:42

1980

Alberto Salazar, USA

2:09:41

1981

Alberto Salazar, USA

2:08:13

1982

Alberto Salazar, USA

2:09:29

1983

Rod Dixon, NZ

2:08:59

1984

Orlando Pizzolato, ITA

2:14:53

1985

Orlando Pizzolato, ITA

2:11:34

1986

Gianni Poli, ITA

2:11:06

1987

Ibrahim Hussein, KEN

2:11:01

1988

Steve Jones, WAL

2:08:20

1989

Juma Ikangaa, TAN

2:08:01

1990

Douglas Wakiihuri, KEN

2:12:39

1991

Salvador Garcia, MEX

2:09:28

1992

Willie Mtolo, S. Afr.

2:09:29

1993

Andres Espinosa, MEX

2:10:04

1994

German Silva, MEX

2:11:21

1995

German Silva, MEX

2:11:00

1996

Giacomo Leone, ITA

2:09:54

1997

John Kagwe, KEN

2:08:12

1998

John Kagwe, KEN

2:08:45

1999

Joseph Chebet, KEN

2:09:14

2000

Abdelkhader El Mouaziz, MOR

2:10:09

2001

Tesfaye Jifar, ETH

2:07:43

2002

Rodgers Rop, KEN

2:08:07

2003

Martin Lel, KEN

2:10:30

2004

Hendrik Ramaala, RSA

2:09:28

2005

Paul Tergat, KEN

2:09:30

2006

Marilson Gomes dos Santos, BRA

2:09:58

2007

Martin Le , KEN

2:09:04

2008

Marilson Gomes dos Santos, BRA

2:08:43

 

Women's New York City Marathon Winners

 

Year

Winner, Country

Time

1971

Beth Bonner, USA

2:55:22

1972

Nina Kuscsik, USA

3:08:41

1973

Nina Kuscsik, USA

2:57:07

1974

Katherine Switzer, USA

3:07:29

1975

Kim Merritt, USA

2:46:14

1976

Miki Gorman, USA

2:39:11

1977

Miki Gorman, USA

2:43:10

1978

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:32:30

1979

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:27:33

1980

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:25:41

1981

Allison Roe, NZ

2:25:29

1982

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:27:14

1983

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:27:00

1984

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:29:30

1985

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:28:34

1986

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:28:06

1987

Priscilla Welch, GBR

2:30:17

1988

Grete Waitz, NOR

2:28:07

1989

Ingrid Kristiansen, NOR

2:25:30

1990

Wanda Panfil, POL

2:30:45

1991

Liz McColgan, SCO

2:27:23

1992

Lisa Ondieki, AUS

2:24:40

1993

Uta Pippig, GER

2:26:24

1994

Tegla Loroupe, KEN

2:27:37

1995

Tegla Loroupe, KEN

2:28:06

1996

Anuta Catuna, ROM

2:28:18

1997

F. Rochat-Moser, SWI

2:28:43

1998

Franca Fiacconi, ITA

2:25:17

1999

Adriana Fernandez, MEX

2:25:06

2000

Ludmila Petrova, RUS

2:25:45

2001

Margaret Okayo, KEN

2:24:21

2002

Joyce Chepchumba, KEN

2:25:56

2003

Margaret Okayo, KEN

2:22:31

2004

Paula Radcliffe, GBR

2:23:10

2005

Jelena Prokopcuka, LAT

2:24:41

2006

Jelena Prokopcuka, LAT

2:25:03

2007

Paula Radcliffe, GBR

2:23:09

2008

Paula Radcliffe, GBR

2:23:56

 

New York City Marathon - History

The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, had 55 finishers and a total budget of $1,000. Currently more than 35,000 athletes participate and prize money exceeds $250,000. Male and female winners in the open division receive $50,000 each.

In 1976, to celebrate the U.S. bicentennial, the marathon which had previously been only run within the confines of moved to the streets of New York City's five boroughs: Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.

Currently beginning on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, the course then runs through Brooklyn and Queens and across the Queensborough Bridge into Manhattan.

From there, the course heads north along First Avenue, across the Willis Avenue Bridge into the Bronx, across the Madison Avenue Bridge into Manhattan, and along Fifth Avenue into Central Park.

For the last 3 1/2 miles, the course goes through Central Park ending at the Tavern on the Green.