By the Numbers: 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Becomes World's Largest Marathon

07 nov. 2019 16h19
Jean-Loup Fenaux
Communiqué de presse
Go West
Crédit : Karen Blumberg

New York, November 5, 2019—There were a total of 53,627 finishers at the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3, making it the world’s largest marathon ever. The 2018 TCS New York City Marathon held the previous mark with 52,813 finishers.
Below are some highlights and statistical information from the 2019 race.

The Field

Note: All finisher numbers and results are unofficial pending race results review. Final official results will be released later this month. This data is based on registration information provided by individual runners.

  • 54,205 starters
  • 53,627 finishers
  • 30,886 male finishers
  • 22,741 female finishers
  • 141 countries represented
  • 50 states plus the District of Columbia represented
  • 1,283,005 total New York City Marathon finishers all-time (49-year total, 1970-2019)

Special Edition Drawing for the 50th Anniversary New York City Marathon in 2020 – “50 for the 50th”

To kick off the 50th anniversary celebration of the TCS New York City Marathon, which will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2020, New York Road Runners launched registration on race day, Sunday, November 3, 2019, for a special edition drawing to select the first 50 runners to receive entry into the historic race. Registration for the “50 for the 50th” drawing was open for 50 hours, from 6:00 a.m. E.T. on Sunday, November 3 through 8:00 a.m. E.T. on Tuesday, November 5. The 50 runners were selected from a total drawing pool of 79,617 applicants. All applicants will remain in the entry pool for the regularly scheduled non-guaranteed entry drawing set for February 26, 2020. The general application for the 2020 TCS New York City Marathon opens on January 30, 2020 and closes on February 13, 2020.

Winners

  • Men’s open division winner: Geoffrey Kamworor, Kenya, 2:08:13
    • Kamworor became the 10th runner to win multiple New York City Marathon titles in the men’s open division
    • Jared Ward was the top American man, finishing in sixth place for the second consecutive year
    • Abdi Abdirahman established a new American masters record (2:11:34)
    • The top-finishing NYRR member was Girma Bekele Gebre in third place
  • Women’s open division winner: Joyciline Jepksogei, KEN, 2:22:38
    • Jepkosgei recorded the second-fastest time ever in the women’s open division in New York City Marathon history
    • Jepkosgei became the first athlete since Gebre Gebremariam in 2010 to win the New York City Marathon in their debut at the distance
    • Des Linden was the top American woman, finishing in sixth place for the second consecutive year
    • 11 women ran under 2:28 – the most ever in New York City Marathon history
    • Four 40+ women finished in the top 15: Nancy Kiprop (4th), Sinead Diver (5th), Roberta Groner (13th), and Kate Landau (15th)
    • The top-finishing NYRR member was Groner in 13th place
  • Men’s wheelchair division winner: Daniel Romanchuk, USA, 1:37:24
    • Romanchuk won his second consecutive event title, and in a margin of just 0.01 seconds over Switzerland’s Marcel Hug
    • Romanchuk was first to cross 20K mark, earning eight bonus points on the Abbott World Marathon Majors leaderboard
    • Women’s wheelchair division winner: Manuela Schär, SUI, 1:44:20
    • Schär’s time was the second fastest ever in the women’s wheelchair division in New York City Marathon history
    • Schär’s victory was her third straight in New York and ninth consecutive Abbott World Marathon Majors race title
    • Schär was first to cross 20K mark, earning eight bonus points on the Abbott World Marathon Majors leaderboard
  • Winners of the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon (1.3 miles):
    • Boys race: Coleman Shaver, 16, New York, NY, 6:31
    • Girls race: Acadia Helfand, 14, New York, NY, 7:15
    • Boys wheelchair race: Daniel Sheyer, New York, NY, 12, 8:32
    • Girls wheelchair race: Emma Albert, 16, New York, NY, 9:13
  • Celebrities and Notable Personalities
    • Kikkan Randall, 2:55:12, Olympic cross-country skier
    • Ryan Briscoe, 3:06:17, auto racing driver
    • Matt Kenseth, 3:11:33, professional race car driver
    • Jason Sehorn, 3:19:26, former NFL player
    • Nev Schulman, 3:25:25, TV host of MTV’s Catfish
    • Dan Churchill, 3:52:42, celebrity chef/author
    • Paul Sparks, 3:54:38, actor
    • Andi Dorfman, 3:56:17, actress/author
    • Luke Kirby, 4:05:01, actor
    • Joanne Tucker, 4:10:42, actress
    • Christy Altomare, 4:10:52, Broadway actress
    • Amy Robach, 4:16:29, co-anchor ABC’s 20/20
    • Andrew Shue, 4:16:30, actor
    • Tiki Barber, 4:18:24, former NFL player
    • Nate Reuss, 4:21:39, singer
    • Taylor Ritzel, 4:30:15, Olympic rower
    • Richard Blais, 4:37:38, chef/TV personality
    • Tyler Cameron, 4:39:54, actor/model
    • Jon Glaser, 4:44:47, actor/comedian
    • Usama Young, 4:57:36, former NFL player
    • Uzo Aduba, 7:40:04, actress

TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance

Nearly 125,000 visitors attended the TCS New York City Marathon Expo Presented by New Balance over the three-day period it was open, from Thursday, October 31 to Saturday, November 2

Digital and Social Statistics

  • The #TCSNYCMarathon was a trending nationwide both Twitter and Facebook throughout the day;
  • 484,986 mobile app downloads as of 11/3/2019, an 11 percent increase from last year

Clothing Donation

During the TCS New York City Marathon, Goodwill NYNJ collected 122,760 pounds of clothing, bringing the total amount collected over the 7-year partnership between New York City Department of Sanitation, Goodwill NYNJ, and NYRR to a total of 1,004,303 pounds

Race-day Weather

Start: 49 degrees, 48% humidity, wind 15 mph
Finish: 50 degrees, 43% humidity, wind 7 mph