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  • NYC Marathon
    This race, held in early November, is the participatory sporting event to end all participatory sporting events—during which about 45,000 competitors endure a punishing 26.2-mile journey through all five boroughs. In 2011, Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya won the men’s race, and Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado finished first among the women. Amateurs run alongside professional stars as millions of fans cheer them every step of the way. Marathoners compete not only on two legs but also on prostheses and wheels. To learn about Achilles International, which helps people with disabilities race, read our article about the organization and its runners. For more running action in NYC, check out Icahn Stadium, located in Randalls Island Park—whose Mondo surface is believed to be one of the fastest in the United States—and the New Balance Track & Field Center in Harlem.

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