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New York Marathon

The marathon is held on the first Sunday in November. The 26.2-mile (42 km) race currently begins 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 and the 16-mile mark. From there, runners head north along First Avenue across the Willis Avenue Bridge for a short trip through the Bronx, across the Madison Avenue Bridge back into Manhattan, and along Fifth Avenue into Central Park. For the last 3 1/2 miles, the course goes through Central Park, finishing at the Tavern on the Green.

Men's 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 Lel, KEN 2:09:04
2008 Marilson Gomes Dos Santos, BRA 2:08:43
2009 Meb Keflizighi, USA 2:09:15
2010 Gebre Gebremariam, Ethiopia 2:08:14
2011 Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya 2:05:05*
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy  
2013 Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya 2:08:24
2014 Wilson Kipsang, Kenya 2:10:59
2015 Stanley Biwott, Kenya 2:10:34
2016 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie, Eritrea 2:07:51
*current record


Women's Winners
Year Winner, Country Time
1970 No Finisher ---
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 2:25:05
2007 Paula Radcliffe, GBR 2:23:09
2008 Paula Radcliffe, GBR 2:23:56
2009 Derartu Tulu, ETH 2:28:52
2010 Edna Kiplagat, Kenya 2:28:20
2011 Firehiwot Dado, Ethiopia 2:23:15
2012 Cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy  
2013 Priscah Jeptoo, Kenya 2:25:07
2014 Mary Keitany, Kenya 2:25:07
2015 Mary Keitany, Kenya 2:24:25
2016 Mary Keitany, Kenya 2:24:26
*current record