The biggest race in the world is set to get underway on Sunday morning with the women’s elite race at 9:20 a.m. EDT, followed by the men’s elite race at 9:50 a.m. EDT with the rest of the field heading out shortly thereafter.
In the women’s race there will be a battle between the New York defending champion Shalane Flanagan, the women’s marathon world record holder Mary Keitany, the American half-marathon record holder Molly Huddle, the Boston 2018 champ Des Linden and the London 2018 champ Vivian Cheruiyot. This is one you don’t want to miss.
The men’s race features Bernard Lagat running his highly anticipated marathon debut, the 2017 defending champion and multiple Olympic, world championship and world major medallist.
The New York City Marathon also has an app. Check out TCS NYC Marathon for a map of the marathon, the ability to track runners and get live updates of their location, so if the person you’re watching isn’t in first, you’ll still know how they’re tracking through their race.