More Than 50,000 Runners Took Over New York City’s Streets For The Annual Marathon

On Sunday, more than 50,000 runners made their way through all five boroughs of New York City on the 26.2-mile course.

The largest marathon in the world was back in full force this year after a cancellation in 2020 and downsizing in 2021 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. On Sunday, more than 50,000 runners made their way through all five boroughs of New York City on the 26.2-mile course.

To mark the occasion, the weather in New York was unusually warm, hitting 74 degrees at 11 a.m. That made it the hottest New York City Marathon since the event was moved to November in 1986.

The race begins at the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in Staten Island and goes through Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan before finishing up in Central Park.

By the early afternoon, Evans Chebet of Kenya had won the men's race and Sharon Lokedi of Kenya — who was running her first marathon — was announced the winner of the women's race. Susannah Scaroni broke the course record in the women's wheelchair race, and Marcel Hug won the men's wheelchair race for the fifth time.

Among the pro athletes and amateur runners were celebrities, too, including Ashton Kutcher, Chelsea Clinton, Ellie Kemper, and Nev Schulman.

Susannah holds a US flag and Marcel holds a Swiss flag
Runners and one pushing a man in a three-wheel chair
A man on his knees being held by two people
Sharon leans forward with her eyes closed and her mouth open
A crowded, narrow street with spectators and participants, including an older woman
A man on bended knee at the finish line
Chelsea wearing a hat and holding up her arms as she smiles at her smiling mother
Runners move through a narrow lane amid applauding spectators
Three wheelchair racers and bicyclists
The actor with his "Ashton" ID tag
The actor holding up a medal at the finish line
A runner in a multicolored ballet tutu holds up their arm
A lone runner holds up their arms to the side


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