New York City Marathon

NYC Marathon recovery culture days

By Competitor.com | November 7, 2017

Get your Culture on with Free Days at New York’s Museums As your muscles recover and the mercury plummets, this week is the perfect time to get your culture on with some easy strolling at museums. You know where to go for world-famous collections and touring exhibits; but did you know that New York City’s […]

26 Fast (and Awesome) Facts About American Meb Keflezighi

By Competitor.com | November 6, 2017

One of the most impressive long-distance runners in American history retired from running marathons after Sunday’s 2017 New York City Marathon. Meb Keflezighi – we hardly knew ye! From his interesting name to his origin story to his prolific marathon career, there is just so much to learn about the man whose bib would simply […]

8 Wonders of the World Marathon Majors, Including the NYC Marathon

By Competitor Running | November 6, 2017

The 2017 New York City Marathon was just run Sunday, Nov. 5, and Americans know it as one of the biggest long-distance running competitions in the country, with the Boston Marathon having a slightly greater profile. What’s interesting is that those two races are part of an even bigger circuit that involves the entire world! […]

Mebathon! Enjoying American Meb Keflezighi’s Final NYC Marathon

By Competitor Running | November 6, 2017

Meb Keflezighi is the last American male to win the New York City Marathon, accomplishing the feat back in 2009. The Eritrean-born marathon runner also won the Boston Marathon in 2014, and he won the Silver Medal at the 2004 Olympics. Imagine that – coming in second place in the event the Greeks invented! But […]

Which 10 Celebrities Ran the 2017 NYC Marathon the Fastest?

By Competitor Running | November 6, 2017

Some people are runners that become celebrities because they’ve won the New York City Marathon, like Shalane Flanagan and Meb Keflezighi, and some people are celebrities that just happen to run in the 2017 NYC Marathon! Props to these famous people for giving it their all and trying their feet at long-distance running at such […]

Considering a Plant-Based Diet as Part of Your Recovery or Training?

By Competitor.com | November 6, 2017

Sample Some of Vegan’s Best in NYC If you’re considering a plant-based diet—to improve your training, to avoid eating and harming animals, and to benefit the planet and your personal health—treat yourself to a few vegan meals this week in New York City. Some elite athletes, such as ultramarathon runner Scott Jurek, have been singing […]

9 Interesting Numbers About NYC Marathon History

By Competitor.com | November 5, 2017

The 2017 New York City Marathon ran for the 47th time Sunday, as over 50,000 long-distance runners set out to run through New York City’s five boroughs in just a few hours. We thought it would be fun to look back at some of the more interesting numbers that surround this landmark event that now […]

Meet the 2017 NYC Marathon Winners: Kamworor, Flanagan, Hug and Schär

By Competitor.com | November 5, 2017

For the 47th time, the New York City Marathon ran Sunday, November 5, and the 2017 NYC Marathon winners are an extraordinary bunch. From the Kenyan male, Geoffrey Kamworor, to female Portland native Shalane Flanagan, to the Swiss wheelchair race men’s and women’s winners, Marcel Hug and Manuela Schär, all four competitors beat all comers […]

2017 TCS New York City Marathon Winners

By Press Release | November 5, 2017

Flanagan, an NYRR Team for Kids Ambassador and Olympic medalist, becomes first woman to win the race in 40 years, with second-fastest ever time by an American woman Kamworor takes first major marathon title in men’s open division, while Hug and Schär complete Swiss sweep in wheelchair division New York, November 5, 2017 – The […]

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