2010 New York City Marathon

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The 41st New York City Marathon took place on Sunday November 7, 2010. Sponsored by ING, the competition was the fifth World Marathon Major of 2010 and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.[1] A record 45,344 people were entered into the race. Ethiopian runner Gebregziabher Gebremariam won the men's race in a time of two hours, eight minutes and fourteen seconds on his debut performance over the distance.[2] Edna Kiplagat took first place in the women's race with her winning time of 2:28:20.[3][4]

The pre-race favorite for the men's competition was Haile Gebrselassie, the marathon world record holder. However, he dropped out in the final ten miles (16 km) of the race due to a knee injury and later declared that he was retiring from competition, bringing a close to one of the most successful careers in long-distance running which included eight world titles and 27 world best marks.[5][6]

Among the fun runners in the marathon event was Edison Peña, a Chilean miner who was saved from the 2010 Copiapó mining accident the previous month. He was invited to the competition as he had used running as a means of maintaining hope during the 69-day period he spent underground. He completed the distance in 5 hours, 40 minutes, 51 seconds.[7]



Pre-race favorite Haile Gebrselassie, seen here in Amsterdam, dropped out and announced his retirement.
Defending champion Meb Keflezighi, seen here in London, was sixth and Dathan Ritzenhein took eighth.
Rank Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Gebregziabher Gebremariam  Ethiopia 2:08:14
Silver medal icon.svg Emmanuel Mutai  Kenya 2:09:18
Bronze medal icon.svg Moses Kigen Kipkosgei  Kenya 2:10:39
4 Abderrahim Goumri  Morocco 2:10:51
5 James Kwambai  Kenya 2:11:31
6 Meb Keflezighi  United States 2:11:38
7 Marílson Gomes dos Santos  Brazil 2:11:51
8 Dathan Ritzenhein  United States 2:12:33
9 Abel Kirui  Kenya 2:13:01
10 Abderrahime Bouramdane  Morocco 2:14:07
11 Jorge Torres  United States 2:14:57
12 Peter Kamais  Kenya 2:14:58


Action from the women's elite race
Rank Athlete Country Time (h:m:s)
Gold medal icon.svg Edna Kiplagat  Kenya 2:28:20
Silver medal icon.svg Shalane Flanagan  United States 2:28:40
Bronze medal icon.svg Mary Keitany  Kenya 2:29:01
4 Kim Smith  New Zealand 2:29:28
5 Christelle Daunay  France 2:29:29
6 Lyudmila Petrova  Russia 2:29:41
7 Caroline Rotich  Kenya 2:29:46
8 Madai Perez  Mexico 2:29:53
9 Buzunesh Deba  Ethiopia 2:29:55
10 Katie McGregor  United States 2:31:01
11 Teyba Erkesso  Ethiopia 2:31:06
12 Mara Yamauchi  United Kingdom 2:31:38

: Inga Abitova from  Russia was initially 4th (2:29:17), but her competition results were annulled, beginning October 10, 2009, because of breaking anti-doping regulations.[8][9]


  1. ^ In star-studded field, Gebrselassie the centre of attention in New York - Preview. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  2. ^ Top male finishers Archived 2010-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. NYC Marathon. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  3. ^ Top Female finishers Archived 2010-11-07 at the Wayback Machine. NYC Marathon. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  4. ^ Dunaway, James (2010-11-07). Gebremariam and Kiplagat cruise to New York victories. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  5. ^ Haile Gebrselassie announces retirement from athletics. BBC Sport (2010-11-07). Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  6. ^ Brown, Matthew (2010-11-07). After early New York departure, emotional Gebrselassie announces retirement. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  7. ^ Dobnik, Verena (2010-11-07). Chilean miner crosses finish line at NYC Marathon. Yahoo News. Retrieved on 2010-11-07.
  8. ^ IAAF Athlete Doping List (Updated 4/4/13), eightlane.org, April 4, 2013, archived from the original on July 12, 2018, retrieved September 11, 2013
  9. ^ IAAF News - Newsletter - Edition 138 - 18 December 2012 - Athletes sanctioned for a Doping Offence since the last Newsletter - According to information received by the IAAF as of 13 December 2012, IAAF, 18 December 2012, p. 2, retrieved September 11, 2013

External links[edit]

External video
2010 NYC Marathon: Runners, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels; November 7, 2010; 1:41 YouTube video clip
2010 NYC Marathon: Behind The Scenes, Metropolitan Transportation Authority Bridges and Tunnels; November 8, 2010; 1:41 YouTube video clip