From 55 runners in 1970, the New York City Marathon has grown to more than 50,000 runners (and 98,000 applicants) in 2017
This year, the race will feature a dominant set of runners from the United States in the women’s field — including 2017 champion Shalane Flanagan, 2018 Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden and Molly Huddle — while the men’s field includes Kenyan defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor, four-time U.S. Olympian Abdi Abdirahman and Shadrack Biwott. The wheelchair division will see legends such as Tatyana McFadden and Marcel Hug.
- Date: Sunday
- Start times: 8:30 a.m. ET, wheelchair division; 9:20 a.m. ET, pro women; 9:50 a.m. ET, pro men; final wave, 11 a.m. ET
- Start line: Western end of Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, Staten Island
- Finish line: Just outside of Tavern on the Green, Central Park
- Results: New York Marathon real-time results
- Route: Map and other info
- Official race website: TCS New York Marathon
- Runfographics: Interactive infographics to help you learn more about the race
- Who to watch for: Find out which celebs and notable runners will be in New York
How to watch
- In the New York tri-state area: Watch the broadcast live on race day on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET. The race also will be presented live on abc7ny.com and via the Watch ABC app. Prerace coverage will be carried live on WABC-TV, Channel 7, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. Additional weekend race-related events will be carried live in the New York tri-state area on WABC-TV, Channel 7, on Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.ET and Saturday from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. ET.
- For the rest of the nation: Watch live coverage from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on race day on ESPN2 and via Watch ESPN on computers, tablets, smartphones, Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, for those who have video subscriptions from affiliated providers. Additionally, the race will be available in Spanish via ESPN Deportes+. Prerace and continuing coverage also will be carried live nationally on ESPN3 from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET and from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET ESPN3 also will present a view of the finish line from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET. Also catch the national highlight show on your local ABC affiliates from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET
- On mobile devices: This broadcast is available live on tablets or smartphones with Watch ABC in New York and Watch ESPN nationwide. Access to Watch ABC and Watch ESPN is available through participating TV providers.
- Around the world: International viewers can watch the broadcast from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. ET via a variety of global broadcast partners; international viewers should check local listings.
Live streaming coverage schedule
- Opening ceremony: Friday from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET on ESPN3
- Countdown to the starting line: Saturday from 11:30 p.m. to 12 p.m. ET on ESPN3
- Eyewitness News Marathon Sunday: Sunday from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET on ESPN3
- New York Marathon: Sunday from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2
- New York Marathon, live continuing coverage: Sunday from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET on ESPN3.
- New York Marathon rebroadcast: Sunday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET on ABC.
Features, news and video
- Friends not foes, top marathon runners find common ground ahead of New York: Training for a marathon is intense. That’s why friends (and competitors) Bernard Lagat, Juan Luis Barrios and Abdi Abdirahman are sticking together ahead of the New York Marathon on Sunday.