- American Susannah Scaroni sets women’s wheelchair course record
- Marcel Hug shatters course record in men’s wheelchair division
- Here’s how to track individual runners
On Sunday morning, the 51st edition of the New York City Marathon will carry 50,000 runners — the most since before the coronavirus outbreak — through the city’s five boroughs. Elite racers begin the 26.2-mile marathon in Staten Island before crossing the finish line in Central Park. Follow for real-time updates.
Here is everything you should know
The marathon started at 8 a.m. division for professional wheelchair athletes. At 8:40, the professional women’s race began, while the professional men’s race began at 9:05.
From Staten Island, racers cross the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn, run through Queens, enter Manhattan, loop briefly into the Bronx, and then return to Manhattan for the final stretch to Central Park.
The race will be aired on ESPN2 at 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The ESPN application offers live streaming.
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From the Verrazzano Bridge to Central Park, tens of thousands of runners have begun the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, according to WABC.
For the honor of crossing the finish line, participants are weaving their way across all five boroughs.
Marcel Hug established a new course record for the men’s wheelchair race in 1 hour, 25 minutes, and 26 seconds early on.
Hug, 36, has been on quite a roll, having won four gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics last year and the Tokyo, Berlin, London, and Chicago Marathons in 2022. His nickname is “The Silver Bullet.”
Susannah Scaroni also established a new record by winning the women’s wheelchair race in 1:42:43. Tatyana McFadden owned the previous record, which she surpassed by 21 seconds.
Scaroni, a 31-year-old from Illinois, quickly separated himself from the competition and also won a bonus for setting the course record. She defeated the runner-up, Switzerland’s Manuela Schar, by 2 1/2 minutes, and previous year’s winner, Australia’s Madison de Rozario, placed third.
The 2022 marathon is anticipated to be the largest since the beginning of the pandemic, with over 50,000 participants from 150 nations.
All of the professional runners were pleased that the New York City Marathon will return to full strength. Since 2019, the race will be at capacity for the first time. Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the 2020 event was canceled, and the 2021 race was held with a reduced field of 25,010 participants.
Sunday is expected to be unseasonably warm, with temperatures topping 70 degrees.