50,000 runners set off on first full capacity NYC Marathon since COVID

50,000 runners set off on first full capacity NYC Marathon since COVID

Over 50,000 individuals laced up their trainers for the 51st version of the New York Metropolis Marathon on Sunday morning and commenced the 26.2-mile journey throughout all 5 boroughs.

The 2022 marathon is at full capability for the primary time since 2019 after it was canceled in 2020 and downsized in 2021 as a result of COVID pandemic. This 12 months’s race has drawn in a large crowd with runners from 150 completely different nations.

The wheelchair and handcycle division races started simply earlier than 8 a.m., whereas skilled girls’s race started at 8:40, and the skilled males’s race began at 9:05.

Streets have been closed all alongside the race route starting at 7 a.m. and lasting all through the race.

Officers have warned that unseasonably heat temperatures Sunday might impression runners, and have added extra misting stations all through the course.

Athletes of the elite girls’s race cross the Verrazano Narrows Bridge.
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A element of the finisher’s medals previous to the TCS 2022 New York Metropolis Marathon.
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Runner in costume seen earlier than the beginning of the marathon.
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Switzerland’s Marcel Hug crosses the end line to win the elite males’s wheelchair race.
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The primary winner, Marcel Hug, from Switzerland, went throughout the end line round 9:30 a.m.

Hug, who raced within the wheelchair class, will probably be awarded $50,000 further for breaking the occasion report by 4 minutes.

New York Metropolis Police shared street closures as a result of marathon.

New York Street Runners mentioned water, Gatorade, Science in Sport power gels and bananas have been made accessible for runners alongside the course.

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