Over 50,000 runners will turn out on Nov. 1 for the 44th annual New York City Marathon. You can watch them chase down records in the 26.2 mile course through our live stream!
The 44th Annual New York City Marathon starts promptly at 9:00am ET on Sunday, Nov. 1. The race begins on Staten Island and winds its way through New York’s other boroughs, including Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx. Eventually the world’s fastest runners, including 2014 champs Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany, will cross the finish line in Manhattan’s Central Park!
While some of the world’s top professionals didn’t enter this year’s NYC Marathon because of its close timing to the 2016 Olympic Trials, which will be held in Los Angeles in Feb. 2016, plenty of the world’s elite runners participated in the prestigious race. But with a $100,000 prize for the winner, plenty of the world’s best were on hand to race.
The final three miles will be particularly scenic, as well as crucial for those making a late burst to claim the victory. The course’s finale will go down the east side of Central Park on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The runners will have brisk weather conditions for the big race, with temperatures in the 50’s along with light winds. Those are perfect conditions for the world’s elite runners to set personal best times!
Are you excited to watch the New York City Marathon, HollywoodLifers?
— Beth Shilliday