New York City Marathon

Bill Staab, right, talks with a group of Ethiopian runners after a short workout at Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx borough of New York, Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019. Girma Bekele Gebre stunned the elite field at the New York City Marathon by finishing third as a nonelite entrant in November. It was a life-changing performance for the Ethiopian runner, and one made possible because of his involvement with the West Side Runners' Club. Staab, the team president, has spent four decades helping immigrant runners acquire visas and gain entry to U.S. races, spending nearly $1 million of his own money to cover fees. Bekele Gebre is his greatest success, but not nearly the only runner he's helped. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 30, 2019 - 8:16 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A no-name entrant at this month’s New York City Marathon — literally, he didn’t even qualify to have his name printed on his bib — Girma Bekele Gebre crashed the elite field and finished third in the largest 26.2-mile race in the world. A week later, the Ethiopian runner sat in Bill...
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Joyciline Jepkosgei, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the Pro Women's Division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 03, 2019 - 3:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — 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 Marathon on...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2019, file photo, Lelisa Desisa, of Ethiopia, wins the men's marathon at the World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar. The IOC is seeking to relocate next summer’s Olympic marathon from steamy Tokyo to the cooler northern city of Sapporo after seeing competitors collapse in extreme heat at the world championships in Qatar. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty, File)
November 03, 2019 - 3:05 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Reigning men's champion Lelisa Desisa dropped out of the New York City Marathon after completing just seven miles following a grueling victory at the sweltering world championships last month. Desisa, who is from Ethiopia, was in 17th place at the seven-mile mark before leaving the...
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Manuela Schar, of Switzerland, crosses the finish line to win the pro wheelchair women's division of the New York City Marathon, in New York's Central Park, Sunday, Nov. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
November 03, 2019 - 11:27 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Manuela Schär of Switzerland has won her third straight women's wheelchair title at the New York City Marathon, giving her eight consecutive marathon major victories. After rolling ahead of the record pace for much of Sunday's race, Schär crossed the finish about a minute off the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018, file photo, Mary Keitany, of Kenya, crosses the finish line to win the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, she’s eyeing another first-place finish.(AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
November 01, 2019 - 3:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Keitany is back for another bolt through the boroughs. Facing a thin field, the 37-year-old Kenyan will try for her fifth title in six years at the New York City Marathon on Sunday. A year ago, she finished 17 seconds off the course record. Another victory would still leave her...
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In this Aug. 3, 2019, photo provided by Avi Goodman, elite runner Kaitlin Goodman approaches the finish line of the Beach to Beacon 10K race in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Goodman, who suffered a severe injury while jumping out of the way of a distracted driver near her home in Providence, R.I., launched "Safe on the Road" in October, a new campaign to help pedestrians and motorists coexist on the nation's roadways. (Avi Goodman via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 8:45 am
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Elite marathoner Kaitlin Goodman's mantra is "run joyfully," but when a distracted driver forced her to leap to safety, it didn't spark joy — it tore her hamstring and nearly dashed her Olympic dreams. Bruised, bloodied and bewildered, Goodman channeled her anger into "Safe...
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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2018 file photo Shalane Flanagan of the United States reacts after crossing the finish line third in the women's division of the New York City Marathon in New York. Flanagan says she is retiring from competitive running to become a coach. She made the announcement Monday, Oct. 21, 2019 saying she has only one regret: "I regret I can’t do it all over again." (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, file)
October 21, 2019 - 3:53 pm
Four-time Olympian Shalane Flanagan, who ended a 40-year American drought when she won the New York City Marathon in 2017, is retiring from competitive running to become a coach with the Nike Bowerman Track Club. "I have felt my North Star shifting," the 38-year-old Flanagan said Monday on social...
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In this Aug. 19, 2018, photo, former UAA Seawolves runner Marko Cheseto competes in the Skinny Raven Half Marathon during the Anchorage RunFest in Anchorage, Alaska. Cheseto, a former University of Alaska Anchorage runner who lost both of his feet to frostbite in 2011, ran his first marathon Sunday, Nov. 4, and became an American citizen two days later. (Bill Roth/Anchorage Daily News via AP)
November 13, 2018 - 4:58 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — 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. Marko Cheseto, 35, finished 613th overall out of nearly 53,000 runners at the New York City Marathon, the Anchorage...
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Runners wait at the starting line during the New York City Marathon on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
November 05, 2018 - 4:26 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City Marathon has set a record for the most finishers of any marathon worldwide — 52,812. Organizers said Monday the total topped the mark of 51,394 from the 2016 NYC Marathon. The race through the city's five boroughs Sunday was watched by more than 1 million...
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First place finishers Mary Keitany of Kenya, left, and Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia pose for a picture at the finish line of the New York City Marathon in New York, Sunday, Nov. 4, 2018. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
November 04, 2018 - 4:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — By the time Mary Keitany was pacing her way up Manhattan's First Avenue, she had no reason to look back for challengers. The Kenyan's lead was growing over the strong women's field with every stride, and all she thought about was the finish line. Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia didn't...
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