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NYC Marathon Will Be as Hot, International and Inclusive as Ever

  • Biggest 26.2-mile race returns to full capacity after 3 years
  • Temperatures expected to reach near-record highs Sunday
Runners in the 2019 New York City Marathon.
Runners in the 2019 New York City Marathon.Photographer: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

The world’s largest marathon will be back in full force for the first time in three years on Sunday, with 50,000 participants set to traverse New York City’s five boroughs as thousands of boisterous spectators cheer them on.

The TCS New York City Marathon, which starts on Staten Island and finishes in Central Park, was canceled in 2020 and run at half-capacity last year. The return to full strength marks a milestone in the economic and psychological recovery of New York City, the original US epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic.