2018 TCS New York City Marathon Has Record Number 52,812 Finishers as Champions Thank the NYPD With Official Finish-Line Tape

Event smashes record as world’s largest marathon, surpassing previous mark from 2016    

New York, November 5, 2018 – A total of 51,812 runners crossed the finish line at the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday, November 4, breaking the record for the most finishers of any marathon in the world. The previous mark for the world’s largest marathon was the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon with 51,394 finishers.

All four champions – Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa, Kenya’s Mary Keitany, the United States’ Daniel Romanchuk, and Switzerland’s Manuela Schär – along with the winners of the Rising New York Road Runners Youth Invitational Nolan Defreitas and Juliette Salazar presented NYPD officers at with an official finish-line tape on Monday to thank them for putting on the world’s largest marathon.

Desisa won his first TCS New York City Marathon and Mary Keitany won her fourth – both recording the second fastest times in history in the open division for men and women. At 20 years old, Daniel Romanchuk became the first-ever American and youngest athlete to win the men’s wheelchair division, while Switzerland’s Manuela Schär won her second consecutive title in the women’s wheelchair division.