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In NYC Mayor's Race, a Strategic Pairing of Rivals

Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia team up to take advantage of ranked-choice system

(Newser) - New York's Democratic primary is in its final days, and the city's new voting system led to an odd sight on Saturday: Rivals Andrew Yang and Kathryn Garcia campaigned together, reports the Hill . The pair trail frontrunner Eric Adams, and they're taking advantage of this year's...

A Major Sporting Event Is Canceled for 2020

The New York City Marathon takes a year off

(Newser) - Long-distance runners, bad news: The New York City Marathon just got canceled for 2020. Event organizers and the mayor's office said Wednesday it's just too dangerous to assemble some 50,000 runners in the middle of a pandemic, TMZ reports. They cited "coronavirus-related health and safety concerns...

Woman Beats Legendary Runner on Her First Try

While Geoffrey Kamworor takes his second NYC marathon title since 2017

(Newser) - Joyciline Jepkosgei arrived in New York with a modest goal for her first marathon ever. "My focus was to finish the race," she said, a gold medal hanging around her neck. Not bad for a novice. Jepkosgei upset four-time champion Mary Keitany to win the New York City...

2011: Lost His Feet to Frostbite. 2018: Finishes a Marathon

Marko Cheseto also just became a US citizen

(Newser) - A former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011 ran his first marathon and became an American citizen last week, the AP reports. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon on...

Big Surprise for Strangers Who Helped Stranded Wheelchair Racer

Woman they assisted during NYC Marathon was Paralympic gold medalist Zou Lihong

(Newser) - In a New York minute, a Paralympic athlete's distressing experience turned into an inspiring one thanks to a smartphone app and the kindness of strangers. The New York Times reports on the plight of Zou Lihong, a Chinese wheelchair racer who beat US favorite Tatyana McFadden to win gold...

Kenya's Keitany Wins 3rd Straight NYC Marathon

(Newser) - Mary Keitany ran away with her third New York City Marathon in a row, reports the AP , with the 34-year-old Kenyan logging an unofficial time Sunday of 2 hours, 24 minutes, 26 seconds to become the first woman to string together three straight victories since the 1980s. And she did...

Chris Reeve’s Son Is Running NYC Marathon for Dad's Cause

Will Reeve is raising money for his parents' foundation

(Newser) - If anyone should breeze through the New York City Marathon on Sunday, it's Superman's kid, right? And yet Will Reeve sounds a little anxious about running his first 26.2-miler, with the only son of Christopher and Dana Reeve telling the New York Post that he's said...

Man Who Vanished After Finishing NYC Marathon Found on Subway

Gianclaudio Marengo is safe

(Newser) - A recovering heroin addict from Italy last seen after crossing the finish line at Sunday's New York City Marathon was found Tuesday aboard a subway train, police said. Gianclaudio Marengo, 30, was still wearing his racing attire of a turquoise shirt and black shorts when an off-duty police officer...

Kenyans Sweep NYC Marathon as US Woman Shatters Record

As American Tatyana McFadden shatters women's wheelchair record

(Newser) - Kenya's Stanley Biwott and Mary Keitany have swept the titles at the New York City Marathon. Keitany became the first woman to repeat since Paula Radcliffe in 2008. Biwott won his first major marathon title after finishing second in London last year. He finished in 2 hours, 10 minutes,...

Why It's Easy to Gain Weight Training for a Marathon

Running to lose weight turns out to backfire

(Newser) - Melissa Dahl's week includes running six miles on Thursday, five on Friday, and 20 on Saturday. She's training for the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1, 2015, and as she writes for New York , she's discovered—for the second time, mind you—that there's no...

Kenyan Keitany Wins a Squeaker in NYC Marathon
 Kenyans Romp 
 at NYC Marathon 

Kenyans Romp at NYC Marathon

Jemima Sumgong 3 seconds behind, tying closest women's finish

(Newser) - Mary Keitany of Kenya has won the women's title at the New York City Marathon, while Wilson Kipsang of Kenya has won the men's title giving him titles in Berlin, London, and New York in the past 13 months. Keitany overtook countrywoman Jemima Sumgong with about a half-mile...

Kenyans Mutai, Jeptoo Win NYC Marathon

Geoffrey Mutai defends title from 2011 marathon

(Newser) - In a double victory for Kenya, Geoffrey Mutai has successfully defended his New York City Marathon title and Priscah Jeptoo rallied to win the women's race. Mutai set the course record the last time the NYC Marathon was held, in 2011. Today's race returned after last year's...

What Election? Sandy Recovery Continues

Marines head to Staten Island, Queens

(Newser) - Sure, it's Election Day tomorrow—but to plenty of families still reeling from Sandy's effects, civic duty is a secondary concern, the Washington Post reports. "Everyone’s trying to live. They got kids. How’s anybody gonna go out and vote?" says a Manhattan school lunch helper....

NY Marathon Runners Deliver Goods Instead

While others complete the race at Central Park

(Newser) - Never mind the cancellation. Here comes the marathon. Thousands of runners poured into New York City's Central Park this morning to do what they had prepared so long to do—put in 26.2 miles. That's despite the abrupt announcement Friday evening that the world's largest marathon...

Mayor Bloomberg: NYC Marathon Is Canceled

Mounting criticism forces mayor's hand

(Newser) - Mayor Michael Bloomberg canceled the New York City Marathon today after mounting criticism that it was wrong to hold the race while the region is still recovering from Superstorm Sandy. With people in storm-ravaged areas still shivering without electricity and the death toll in New York City at more than...

New Yorkers Rail Against Marathon Plans

They're outraged it will still happen this Sunday

(Newser) - As New Yorkers pick up the pieces in Sandy's wake, they're tearing something else to pieces: the city's plan to hold Sunday's New York City Marathon as scheduled. Outrage has been growing since Mayor Bloomberg's green-light announcement on Wednesday. Here's why:
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New York City Marathon: Kenya's Geoffrey Mutai Sets Men's Record
 Kenya's Mutai 
 Sets NYC 


Kenya's Mutai Sets NYC Marathon Record

Blows by previous mark by more than 2 minutes

(Newser) - Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya has won the New York City Marathon in a course record time of 2 hours, 5 minutes, 6 seconds today, crushing the previous mark of 2:07:43 set by Tesfaye Jifar of Ethiopia a decade earlier. The 30-year-old has established himself as the favorite at...

New York City Marathon: Ethiopia's Firehiwot Dado Wins in Great Comeback

 Ethiopia's Dado 
 Wins NYC Marathon 

Ethiopia's Dado Wins NYC Marathon

Catches London Marathon champ Keitany with a mile left

(Newser) - Firehiwot Dado of Ethiopia has won the New York City Marathon in a stunning comeback. Dado trailed London Marathon champion Mary Keitany by nearly 2 1/2 minutes at the 15-mile mark but passed her with about a mile left for her first major marathon victory. The 27-year-old Dado won in...

Newbies Win NYC Marathon
 Newbies Win NYC Marathon 

Newbies Win NYC Marathon

Gebre Gebremariam, Edna Kiplagat take men's, women's races respectively

(Newser) - Gebre Gebremariam of Ethiopia has won the men's title at the New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance, while Kenya's Edna Kiplagat won the women's race today for her first major marathon championship. Another Ethiopian man was the favorite, but world-record holder Haile Gebrselassie pulled out at...

Chilean Miner Hits NYC Marathon

Edison Pena ran every day while trapped underground

(Newser) - He trained 2,300 feet underground, running miles each day with his very life in the balance, but today rescued Chilean miner Edison Pena hit the ground running in the New York City Marathon. He began at 9:40am, and hoped to finish the 26.2-mile race in six hours....

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