New York Road Runners
The New York Road Runners Archive concentrates on action from the annual New York City Marathon where more than 300,000 people, including elite athletes from around the World, compete along the 26.2 mile course through five boroughs of New York City.
-Over the past 62 years, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to a global champion of the running movement.
-The first New York City Marathon was organized in 1970 and held entirely in Central Park. Of the 127 entrants, only 55 men finished.
-In 2004, world record-holder Paula Radcliffe won the women’s race by three seconds over Susan Chepkemei in the closest women’s finish in race history.
-In 2010, the New York City Marathon helped to raise $34 million USD with 8,200 runners.
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New York Road Runners is the world’s premier community running organization, seeking to improve community health and well-being by championing a lifelong commitment to running.
NYRR organize world-class running events in New York, across the United States and around the World and their premium event - the New York City Marathon - attracts more than 300,000 runners.
The Marathon - which starts from Staten Island and winds through Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Manhattan before finishing in Central Park - is one of the World’s largest and toughest road races and pre-eminent amongst its peers.