2010 New York City Marathon
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. 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. Edna Kiplagat took first place in the women's race with her winning time of 2:28:20.
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.
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.
|Moses Kigen Kipkosgei||Kenya||2:10:39|
|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|
|11||Jorge Torres||United States||2:14:57|
|Shalane Flanagan||United States||2:28:40|
|4||Kim Smith||New Zealand||2:29:28|
|10||Katie McGregor||United States||2:31:01|
|12||Mara Yamauchi||United Kingdom||2:31:38|
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|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|