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Posted: November 9, 2021::  

Athletics: TCS New York City Marathon Surpasses 1.3 Million Total Finishers

New York, November 8, 2021 – The 2021 TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 3 saw 25,010 total finishers for the event’s 50th running. Following the 50th running, more than 1.3 million people have now finished the TCS New York City Marathon since it started in 1970.

Below are some highlights and statistical information from the 2021 race.

The Field
Note: All finisher numbers and results are unofficial pending race results review. Final official results will be released later this month. This data is based on registration information provided by individual runners.

  • 25,390 starters
  • 25,010 finishers
  • 91 countries represented
  • 50 states plus the District of Columbia represented
  • 1,308,011 total New York City Marathon finishers all-time
  • Men’s open division winner: Albert Korir, Kenya, 2:08:22
  • Women’s open division winner: Peres Jepchirchir, Kenya, 2:22:39
  • Top American open division man: Elkanah Kibet, 4th, 2:11:15
  • Top American open division woman: Molly Seidel, 4th, 2:24:42
  • Men’s wheelchair division winner: Marcel Hug, Switzerland, 1:31:24
  • Women’s wheelchair division winner: Madison de Rozario, Australia, 1:51:01
  • Top American wheelchair division man: Daniel Romanchuk, 3rd, USA, 1:38:22
  • Top American wheelchair division woman: Tatyana McFadden, 2nd, USA, 1:53:59

Winner Statistics and Notable Information

  • Open Division: Peres Jepchirchir becomes first-ever Olympic champion to win New York
  • Open Division: Peres Jepchirchir becomes third-fastest woman in event history
  • Open Division: Six countries represented among the top-six finishers in the men’s race
  • Open Division: Albert Korir 1st Abbott World Marathon major win and becomes Abbott World Marathon Majors Series Champion
  • USA Division: Molly Seidel runs fastest TCS New York City Marathon ever by an American woman
  • USA Division: Top American man Elkanah Kibet clocks personal best 2:11:15
  • Wheelchair Division: Nine countries represented in the top 10 for the men’s professional wheelchair division: Switzerland, United States, Australia, Canada, Great Britain, South Africa, Ireland, Japan and Spain.
  • Wheelchair Division: Madison De Rozario becomes the first Australian woman to win the wheelchair division
  • Wheelchair Division: Marcel Hug wins his 4th TCS New York City Marathon and becomes Abbott World Marathon Majors series champion
  • First time both the women’s open and wheelchair divisions are the Olympic and Paralympic champions.

Celebrities and Notable Personalities

  • Shalane Flanagan (2:33:22): TCS New York City Marathon champion
  • Ryan Briscoe (2:57:06): Professional race car driver
  • Daniel Humm (3:04:15): Chef and owner of Eleven Madison Park/Make It Nice
  • Nev Schulman (3:22:43): Host of MTV’s?Catfish: The TV Show
  • Lauren Holiday (3:40:30): Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion
  • Leslie Osborne (3:41:33): Olympic gold medalist
  • Abby Wambach (3:44:25): Olympic gold medalist and FIFA World Cup champion
  • Marcus Mumford (3:53:22): Mumford & Sons
  • Willie Geist (3:58:23): TODAY Show, Morning Joe?co-host
  • Kelli O’Hara (3:58:58): Broadway and Tony award-winning actress
  • Chelsea Clinton (3:59:09)
  • Christy Turlington (4:01:20): Model
  • Will Reeve (4:11:51):? Good Morning America
  • JP Caruso (4:15:11):?TV personality
  • Ben Lovett (4:18:29): Mumford & Sons
  • CJ Hobgood (4:20:17): ASP World Championship surfer
  • Kristine Froseth (4:29:49): Model and actress
  • Tayshia Adams (4:40:24):?The Bachelorette
  • Zac Clark (4:40:24): The Bachelorette
  • Tiki Barber (4:47:49):?NY Giants legend, host of Tiki & Tierney
  • Tyler Cameron (5:02:16): The Bachelorette
  • Matt James (5:02:23): The Bachelor
  • Nicole Briscoe (5:02:23):?ESPN SportsCenter?anchor
Race-day Weather
Start: 44 degrees, 71% humidity, wind 6 mph 
Finish: 51 degrees, 39% humidity, wind 2 mph 

About New York Road Runners (NYRR)
NYRR’s mission is to help and inspire people through running. Since 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, virtual races, community events, free youth running initiatives and school programs, the NYRR RUNCENTER featuring the New Balance Run Hub, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features a wide population of runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit

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