50,766 Runners Finished NYC Marathon on Sunday

11/07/2017 - 18:25

New York, November 7, 2017—There were a total of 50,766 finishers at the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 5, making it the largest marathon in the world this year, it was announced today by New York Road Runners.

Below are some highlights and statistical information from the 2017 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.

• 51,307 starters
• 50,766 finishers
• 29,678 male finishers
• 21,088 female finishers
• 139 countries represented
• 50 states plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico represented
• Oldest male runner: Manfred Ritter, 82, Liechtenstein, 5:25:27
• Oldest female runner: Ginette Bedard, 84, New York, 6:12:53
• 1,176,542 total New York City Marathon finishers all-time (47 total, 1970-2017)


Male open race winner: Geoffrey Kamworor, 24, KEN, 2:10:53
It marked his first marathon win after seven attempts
Six countries represented in men’s top-10 finishers, tied for most diverse Abbott World Marathon Majors race of 2017

Female open race winner: Shalane Flanagan, 36, USA, 2:26:53
First American women’s winner in the open division since 1977
Second-fastest performance ever by an American woman in New York in the open division (Kara Goucher)
Three American women ran under 2:30:00, the most in race history (Shalane Flanagan, Allie Kieffer, Kellyn Taylor)
Six countries represented in men’s top-10 finishers, the most diverse Abbott World Marathon Majors race of 2017

Male wheelchair race winner: Marcel Hug, 31, SUI, 1:37:21
Second consecutive and third overall victory in New York

Female wheelchair race winner: Manuela Schar, 32, SUI, 1:48:09
First TCS New York City Marathon victory after finishing as runner up the last three years
First time ever the pro wheelchair division winners have both been from the same country – a Swiss sweep

Top American finishers:
Men’s Open Division: Abdi Abdirahman, 2:12:48, 7th place overall
Women’s Open Division: Shalane Flanagan, 2:26:53, 1st place overall
Men’s Wheelchair Division: Brian Siemann, 1:44:18, 12th place overall
Women’s Wheelchair Division: Tatyana McFadden, 1:51:02, 2nd place overall

American marathon legend Meb Keflezighi raced the 26th and final marathon of his professional athlete career:
Wearing bib No. 11, he raced his 11th New York City Marathon, finishing in 11th place in 2:15:29

Winners of the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon (1.66 miles):
Nolan Defreitas, 16, New York, NY, 8:17
Rainn Sheppard, 11, New York, NY, 9:02

Celebrities and Notable Personalities

Daniel Humm, 3:12:10, Chef and restauranteur, seven-time James Beard Foundation Awardee, recipient of three Michelin Stars, and owner of the recently reopened No. 1 restaurant in the world (Eleven Madison Park)
Kevin Hart, 4:05:06: American actor, comedian, writer and producer
Tiki Barber, 4:38:15: All-time rushing leader for the New York Giants, co-host of Tiki and Tierney on CBS Sports Radio, and founder & chairman of Thuzio, Inc.
Prince Royce, 4:39:30: Multiple award-winning singer, songwriter and co-star of the Fox live musical broadcast of “The Passion”
Yasir Salem, 4:41:33: Competitive eating ultra-endurance athlete, ranked No. 12 in the world by Major League Eating, 8-time Tour de Donut champion and six-time Nathan’s famous hot dog eating contest finalist
Karlie Kloss, 4:41:49: American fashion model and entrepreneur, former Victoria Secret model
Kathrine Switzer, 4:48:21: Pioneer marathon runner, author, TV commentator, known for becoming the first woman to run the Boston Marathon as a numbered entry
Sam Ryan, 4:49:51, MLB Network sportscaster
Richard Blais, 5:15:16: Chef, television, personality, restaurateur and author
Candice Huffine, 5:43:03: Fashion model, designer and body activist
Carole Radziwill, 6:42:06: Best-selling author, award-winning journalist and star of Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of New York City”

Grand Marshals
· Five New York City students, one from each of New York City’s five boroughs, served as the 2017 TCS New York City Marathon Grand Marshals, riding in the Grand Marshal Vehicle with the TCS New York City Marathon Race Director, Peter Ciaccia and taking part in race-week festivities and the live broadcast. The Grand Marshals are all participants in Rising New York Road Runners, a free youth fitness program launched by New York Road Runners at the start of the 2017-2018 school year.

Digital and Social Statistics

There were more than 1 billion impressions on social media accounts during race week Monday, October 30 to Monday, November 6), which is a 38 percent increase from last year. This includes 22 million impressions on Facebook, 687 million on Twitter and 295 million on Instagram during race week

· The #TCSNYCMarathon was a trending topic on both Twitter and Facebook throughout the entire day; Snapchat had a reporter at the finish and in the mixed zone to capture live content

329,305 mobile app downloads as of 11/5/2017, a 4 percent increase from last year

Race-day Weather
Start: 57 degrees, 81% humidity, wind 6 mph
Finish: 56 degrees, 90% humidity, wind E 7 mph

About the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon is the premier event of New York Road Runners (NYRR) and the largest marathon in the world. Held annually on the first Sunday of November, the race features over 50,000 runners including the world’s top professional athletes and a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. Participants started on Staten Island at the foot of the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and rand through the neighborhoods of Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx before ending in Manhattan. The Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon took place in Central Park, beginning near mile 24 and finishing at the famed TCS New York City Marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers lined the city streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the television broadcast. The race is part of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York—and crowns the top professional male and female marathoners each year. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 48th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 4, 2018. To learn more, visit

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