New York City Marathon

marathon running race held in New York, United States

The New York City Marathon (called the ING New York City Marathon because it is sponsored by financial company ING Group) is a yearly marathon that goes through all five boroughs of New York City. The distance of the race is 26.219 miles. It starts at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and ends at Columbus Circle. It takes place on the first Sunday of November.[1] It is one of the largest marathons in the world. 50,304 people ran the marathon in 2013.[2] It has been held every year since 1970 except for 2012, when the race was cancelled because of Hurricane Sandy.[3]

Marathon runners on Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Why November Is a Great Time to Visit New York City". TripSavvy.
  2. "ING New York City Marathon 2010, Finisher Demographics, November 7, 2010". New York Road Runners.
  3. "Reports: The New York Marathon Has Been Cancelled". Atlantic Wire. November 2, 2012.

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