This Sunday, November 6, the 51st New York City Marathon will take place, with an elite field of local and worldwide elite athletes eager to compete for the title of 2022 champion.
The 42.195km (26.2 miles) course will take racers through New York City’s five boroughs, beginning on Staten Island and ending at the Tavern on the Green in Central Park.
The 2019 edition of the New York City Marathon saw 53,627 elite and amateur runners cross the finish line, which will be reduced to 33,000 in 2021 owing to COVID-19 regulations. This year’s race will feature over 50,000 participants, including a star-studded field of elite athletes in both the men’s and women’s categories.
How to Watch the New York City Marathon in 2022 :
The race will be aired live on ESPN2 and the ESPN app in the United States. A domestic Spanish language version will also be available on ESPN3 and the ESPN app.
Broadcast Live Everywhere: New York City Marathon Live (try free)
International fans can watch the marathon on the following television networks and live-streaming services:
Australia: FloSports, Brazil: ESPN Brazil, Canada: FloSports, China: SMG Sports, Europe: Eurosport, France: L’Equipe, India: Eurosport, Italy: RAI, Japan: TV Asahi, Mexico: Sky Mexico, New Zealand: Sky, South America: ESPN International, Southeast Asia: Eurosport, Spain: TVE: Tv3, Sub-Saharan Africa: SuperSport, United Kingdom: FloSports
When and where will the New York City Marathon be held in 2022?
The professional wheelchair division of the New York City Marathon begins at 8 a.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Sunday, November 6, 2022. The professional women’s open category will start at 8:40 a.m., followed by the professional men’s open division at 9:05 a.m. Athletes and watchers should be aware that Daylight Savings Time on the East Coast of the United States ends in the early hours of Sunday morning, so they must remember to set their clocks back one hour from Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) right before the marathon begins. The wheelchair race begins at 13:00 GMT/UTC for foreign fans viewing the telecast, followed by the elite women at 13:40 GMT and the elite men at 14:05 GMT.
Since 1976, the course has started on Staten Island’s Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge and has passed through each of New York City’s five boroughs before ending in Central Park.
Athletes to watch in the New York City Marathon in 2022:
Ethiopia’s Gotytom Gebreslase leads a packed women’s elite field, having won the 2021 Berlin Marathon and gold at the 2022 World Athletics Championships in Eugene in the previous two years. She also finished third in the 2021 Tokyo Marathon and will be a strong contender in New York.
Hellen Obiri will compete in the marathon for the first time after winning silver in the Olympic 5,000m races in Tokyo 2020 and Rio 2016, as well as gold at the World Athletics Championships in London in 2017 and Doha two years later.
While it is her first effort at 42.195km, Obiri knows exactly what she is aiming for this weekend in New York.
“I want to win no matter what,” Obiri declared in an interview with womensrunning.com. “This will be my first marathon, but I’ve prepared well and will give it my all.” I’m definitely looking forward to the race; I know the competition will be tough, but things have gone well so far this year, and I’m hoping New York will be the highlight.”
With a personal best time of 2:17:45, Kenyan-Israeli athlete Lonah Chemtai Salpeter is the fastest woman in the field. Among her accomplishments, she won the 2020 Tokyo marathon and finished third in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.
Edna Kiplagat of Kenya will also be one to watch, as the 2011 and 2013 marathon world champion hopes to add to her record of three World Marathon Major victories (New York 2021, London 2014 and Boston 2017).
Keira D’Amato was just added to the field. The previous American record holder (since broken by Emily Sisson) joined on the start line by Sara Hall (second in the 2020 London Marathon and third in the 2021 Chicago Marathon).
Look out for former Olympic tennis champion Monica Puig, who will be among this year’s amateur starters. The Puerto Rican won gold in tennis singles in Rio 2016, becoming her country’s first Olympic winner.
In the men’s field, defending champion Albert Korir returns to the site of his greatest win to defend his title this Sunday. After finishing second in the 2019 race, the Kenyan won in 2:08:22 to become the 2021 champion and win his third North America marathon following the 2019 Houston Marathon and the 2019 Ottawa Race Weekend.
Evans Chebet, Kenya’s 2022 Boston Marathon champion, will be looking for his second Marathon Major of the year. The 33-year-old has the quickest personal best in the field, clocking in at 2:03:00 in Valencia in 2020.
Shura Kitata of Ethiopia, the winner of the 2020 London Marathon, will also be considered a favorite, having finished second in the 2018 New York City Marathon.
The hopes of the United States are led by Rio 2016 bronze medalist Galen Rupp (PB 2:06:07), who will have the support of the home fans as he sprints through the streets of New York.
Schedule for the New York City Marathon in 2022:
Sunday, November 6th
All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST), corresponding to GMT -5 hours. Just hours before the event, New York transitions from Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), so double-check!
Professional Wheelchair Division begins at 8:00 a.m.
8:22 a.m. Handcycle Category and Selected Disabled Athletes
Professional Women’s Open Division begins at 8:40 a.m.
Professional Men’s Open Division begins at 9:05 a.m.
9:10 a.m. Amateurs in Wave 1
9:45 a.m. Amateurs in Wave 2
10:20 a.m. Amateurs in Wave 3
10:55 a.m. Amateurs in Wave 4
11:30 a.m. Amateurs in Wave 5