纽约路跑协会（New York Road Runners）的会员只需缴纳255美元的参赛费，美国非会员的参赛费是295美元，而外国参赛者则需要缴纳358美元。在今年的比赛中获得男子组第一名和女子组第一名的选手将赢得10万美元奖金，亚军和季军分别可以获得6万美元和4万美元。本届大赛的总奖池共计82.5万美元。
据ABC 7 NY报道，在上周日的比赛里，肯尼亚的玛丽·凯特尼夺得女子组冠军，这也是她第四次摘得该项赛事的桂冠，获得男子组冠军的是埃塞俄比亚的勒利萨·德西萨。与此同时，20岁的丹尼尔·罗曼丘克在男子轮椅组的比赛中第一个越过终点线。他耗时1小时36分21秒，成为了赢得该项赛事的最年轻选手。
弗拉纳根对ABC 7 NY表示：“能够回来尝试卫冕让我倍感荣幸，美梦成真了。”她最终在上周日的女子组比赛中得到第三名。（财富中文网）
Thousands of runners took the streets last Sunday, starting in Staten Island for the 48th TCS New York City Marathon, the world’s largest marathon race. With only 15% of the 100,000 applicants accepted, the NYC marathon, which has runners making their way through all five New York City boroughs, is extremely competitive and also offers some big prize money.
U.S. runners who are members of the New York Road Runners pay a $255 entry fee. The cost is $295 for non-members, and $358 for foreign runners. First-place male and female winners of this year’s race will receive a $100,000 prize, with second-place winners taking home $60,000, and third-place winners taking home $40,000. There is a total of $825,000 in prize money.
Mary Keitany of Kenya won the women’s race for the fourth time last Sunday, while Lelisa Desisa of Ethiopia won the men’s division. Meanwhile, 20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk was the first to cross the finish line in this year’s men’s Wheelchair Division, with a time of 1:36:21. Romanchuk is also the youngest person to win in the marathon, ABC 7 NY reported.
The first set of runners, athletes with physical disabilities, took off at 8:30 a.m. E.T., followed by the next wave of runners who started at 9:50 a.m., the third at 10:15 a.m., and the last group taking off at 11 a.m.
The first ever race in 1970 had just 55 participants and has since grown to include 55,000 runners this Sunday morning, People reports. Participants include people raising money for charities, racers who qualified on time, or veteran marathon runners, according to Forbes.
The four winners of last year’s race also put on their marathon shoes on last Sunday morning, with Americans Shalane Flanagan—the first U.S. woman to win the New York marathon since Miki Gorman in 1977—and Kenyan Geoffrey Kamworor aiming to defend their titles, along with the Swiss pair Manuela Schar and Marcel Hug who previously won in the Wheelchair Division.
“To be coming back as the defending champion, it’s quite an honor and literally a dream come true,” Flanagan—who ultimately took third place in last Sunday’s women’s race—told ABC 7 NY.