NYC Marathon 2019 Live: NYC Marathon 2019 Live Stream Online Watch On Sunday, November 3, a stacked elite field will take on New York City as the last Abbott World Marathon Major of 2019. Featuring Olympians, defending champions, and up-and-coming stars, the New York City Marathon will yet again be a race you just can’t miss. Here are five reasons to watch this year’s competition in the Big Apple. TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization.
The TCS New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the signature event of New York Road Runners (NYRR), the world’s premier community running organization. The race is held annually on the first Sunday of November and includes over 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to runners of all ages and abilities, including over 9,000 charity runners. Participants from over 125 countries tour the diverse neighborhoods of New York City’s five boroughs—Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Manhattan.
Race morning also features the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational at the TCS New York City Marathon, a race within Central Park that ends at the marathon finish line. More than one million spectators and 10,000 volunteers line the city’s streets in support of the runners, while millions more watch the globally televised broadcast.
The race is a founding member of the Abbott World Marathon Majors, which features the world’s top marathons—Tokyo, Boston, London, Berlin, Chicago, and New York. Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), a leading global IT services, consulting, and business solutions organization, is the premier partner of NYRR and the title sponsor of the TCS New York City Marathon. The 49th running of the TCS New York City Marathon is set for November 3, 2019.
The start village will be located on Staten Island. Runners are encouraged to arrive early, and to familiarize themselves with the starting area before race day. The course exits Staten Island via the Verranzzano-Narrows Bridge, and takes runners through Brooklyn, then up into Queens, before entering Manhattan. After a trip up into Bronx, runners head back down into Manhattan and enter Central Park.
Last year, Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia became a surprise winner when he dethroned defending champion Geoffrey Kamworor of Kenya. After several years of podium finishes–third in 2015 and 2017, and second in 2014–the two-time Boston Marathon victor finally tackled the demanding New York City course. And he did it in a winning time of 2:05:59, the second-fastest time in the race’s 48 years.
The momentum continued 11 months later in October at the IAAF World Championships. Desisa withstood the heat in Doha, Qatar, to become the world champion in the marathon. Less than a month later, Desisa will toe the line in New York City once again, and he will face familiar competitors looking for redemption.
Shura Kitata, the 2018 runner-up who lost by two seconds, is returning to this year’s race after earning a fourth-place finish at the London Marathon.
Kamworor, who finished third in 2018, is also scheduled to compete after achieving a breakthrough in September. In a dominant performance, the 2017 New York City Marathon champion broke the half marathon world record in a time of 58:01 in Copenhagen.
In 2018, Mary Keitany continued her winning streak and became the second woman to win the New York City marathon four times. Keitany and Grete Waitz are the only women who have earned four titles. Last year, Keitany recorded the second-fastest time in event history, when she covered the course in 2:22:48.
So far in 2019, Keitany has notched a fifth-place finish at the London Marathon (2:20:58) and a fourth-place finish in the half marathon at the Great North Run in September.
One of her biggest challengers on November 3 will be 2019 Tokyo Marathon champion Ruti Aga. Aga will return to the starting line looking for redemption after dropping out of the marathon at the IAAF World Championships due to the scorching temperatures in Doha.