Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to run for life.
NYRR’s premier event, the TCS New York City Marathon, features an estimated 50,000 participants, from the world’s elite athletes to a wide range of recreational and charity runners, and is part of the World Marathon Majors, an alliance of the world’s six biggest marathons that determines each year’s top male and top female marathoner. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
Highlights of 2014 New York City Marathon
- 50,869 starters
- 50,564 finishers, as of Monday, November 3 (298 more finishers than in 2013)
- 30,144 male finishers
- 20,420 female finishers
- 130 countries represented
- 50 states and the District of Columbia represented
- One-millionth finisher to cross the line in race history: Katherine Slingluff (Brooklyn, NY), 40, 4:43:36
- Female open race winner: Mary Keitany (Kenya), 2:25:07
- Last year’s champion Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) ran the same time
- The top four women are all mothers
- Male open race winner: Wilson Kipsang (Kenya), 2:10:59
- Female wheelchair race winner: Tatyana McFadden (Clarksville, MD), 1:42:16*