New York City Marathon 2021
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The New York City Marathon 2021 will take place on Sunday, November 7. This is the 50th edition of this event which was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NYC Marathon race will start in five waves and three starting areas. The racers will need to wear masks in the starting areas. 33,000 runners will participate in this year’s competition. The NYC Marathon held a virtual race last October, which bought 16,000 participants from 108 countries.

Today we will know everything about this event here.

When is the New York City Marathon 2021?

  • Date: The race will be held on Sunday, Nov. 7
  • Time: The event will start at 8:00 a.m. ET

The full schedule of the New York City Marathon is given below:

Event Time (ET)
Professional Wheelchair Division 8:00 a.m.
Handcycle Category and Select Athletes with Disabilities 8:22 a.m.
Professional Women’s Open Division 8:40 a.m.
Professional Men’s Open Division 9:05 a.m.
Wave 1 9:10 a.m.
Wave 2 9:55 a.m.
Wave 3 10:40 a.m.
Wave 4 11:20 a.m.
Wave 5 12:00 p.m.

NYC Marathon 2021 Route:

The racers will have to complete a 26.2-mile route to complete the marathon. They will have to race through the five boroughs of New York City. The race will begin at the Verrazzano Bridge. Then the racers will have to pass through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx.  The race will finish in Central Park. The runners will use three different courses between the start and mile 8 because of health and safety concerns. Each of the courses will be right by each other.

How to watch the NYC Marathon Live on TV?

ESPN2 and ESPN3 will broadcast the NYC Marathon live for the fans of the US. The live coverage will begin at 8.30 a.m. ET. It will continue till 11.30. a.m. ET.

ESPN3 will cover the race until 1.20 pm ET. They will also have a live camera shot of the finish line.

WABC-TV will broadcast the marathon locally in New York. You will need a cable TV connection to watch the marathon there. Contact your service provider if you are out of their coverage.

How to Watch New York City Marathon 2021 Live Stream?

You can watch the live stream of the New York City Marathon on ESPN+. The monthly subscription to ESPN+ will cost you $6.99. You will be able to watch many exciting sports there.

You can also watch ESPN on FuboTV. The monthly subscription to FuboTV will cost you $64.99. You will get 113 more channels on this live streaming platform. FuboTV offers 7 days free trial option.

Prize Money:

The total prize money for the 2021 NYC Marathon is $534,000. The amount is divided equally between the men and women finalists.

The prize money of the USA division is $116,000, New York Road Runners’ Division is $38,000, Master’s Division is $12.000  and Wheelchair Division is $155,000.

List of Past Winners:


Here are the winners of the men’s division from 2009-2019.

Year Runner (Country) Time
2009 Meb Keflezighi (USA) 2:09:15
2010 Gebregziabher Gebremariam (Ethiopia) 2:08:14
2011 Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya)* 2:05:06
2012 Canceled due to Hurricane Sandy
2013 Geoffrey Mutai (Kenya) 2:08:24
2014 Wilson Kipsang (Kenya) 2:10:59
2015 Stanley Biwott (Kenya) 2:10:34
2016 Ghirmay Ghebreslassie (Eritrea) 2:07:51
2017 Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) 2:10:53
2018 Lelisa Desisa (Ethiopia) 2:05:59
2019 Geoffrey Kamworor (Kenya) 2:08:13


Here are the winners of the women’s division from 2009-2019.

Year Runner (Country) Time
2009 Derartu Tulu (Ethiopia) 2:28:52
2010 Edna Kiplagat (Kenya) 2:28:20
2011 Firehiwot Dado (Ethiopia) 2:23:15
2012 Canceled due to Hurricane Sandy
2013 Priscah Jeptoo (Kenya) 2:25:07
2014 Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:25:07
2015 Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:24:25
2016 Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:24:26
2017 Shalane Flanagan (USA) 2:26:53
2018 Mary Keitany (Kenya) 2:22:48
2019 Joyciline Jepkosgei (Kenya) 2:22:38


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