Winners of the NYC Marathon

Events in Sport

  • 1970-09-13 New York City Marathon: inaugural event won by Gary Muhrcke in 2:31:38
  • 1972-10-01 New York City Marathon: men's event won by Sheldon Karlin in 2:27:52; Nina Kuscsik wins women's race in 3:08:41
  • 1973-09-30 New York City Marathon: American Nina Kuscsik retains her crown in 2:57:07; Tom Fleming wins men's race in 2:21:54
  • 1974-09-29 New York City Marathon: Norbert Sander wins men's race in 2:26:30; Katherine Switzer takes out women's event in 3:07:29
  • 1975-09-28 New York City Marathon: Tom Fleming claims men's title in 2:19:27; Kim Merritt wins women's event in 2:46:14
  • 1976-10-24 New York City Marathon: American Bill Rodgers wins his first title in 2:10:10; Miki Gorman takes out women's race in 2:39:11
  • 1977-10-23 New York City Marathon: defending champion Bill Rodgers wins in 2:11:38; Miki Gorman retains women's title in 2:43:10
  • 1979-10-21 New York City Marathon: Bill Rodgers wins 4th straight men's title in 2:11:42; defending champion Grete Waitz of Norway takes out women's event in 2:27:33
  • 1981-10-25 New York City Marathon: defending champion Alberto Salazar retains crown in 2:08:13; Allison Roe of New Zealand takes out women's race in 2:25:29
  • 1982-10-24 13th NYC Marathon won by Alberto Salazar in 2:09:29
  • 1983-10-23 14th NYC Marathon won by Rod Dixon in 2:08:59
  • 1984-10-28 15th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:14:53
  • 1985-10-27 16th NYC Marathon won by Orlando Pizzolato in 2:11:34
  • 1989-11-05 20th NYC Marathon won by Juma Ikangaa in 2:08:01
  • 1990-11-04 21st NYC Marathon won by Douglas Wakiihuri in 2:12:39
  • 1991-11-03 New York City Marathon: Salvador Garcia of Mexico men's champion in 2:09:28; Liz McColgan of Scotland wins women's title, 2:27.0
  • 1992-11-01 New York City Marathon: Willie Mtolo of South Africa wins men's race, 2:09:29; Australian Lisa Ondieki women's champion, 2:24:40
  • 1993-11-14 24th NYC Marathon won by Andres Espinosa in 2:10:04
  • 1994-11-06 25th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:11:21
  • 1995-11-12 26th NYC Marathon won by German Silva in 2:10:00
  • 1996-11-03 New York City Marathon: Giacomo Leone of Italy, man's champion in 2:09:54; Anuta Catuna of Romania takes women's title in 2:28:18
  • 1997-11-02 New York City Marathon: John Kagwe of Kenya wins men's race in 2:08:12; Franziska Rochat-Moser of Switzerland women's champion in 2:28:43

Birthdays in Sport

  • 1953-10-01 Grete Waitz, Norwegian long distance athlete (9 x NYC Marathon titles; World C'ship gold 1983; 5 x gold World Cross Country; WR x 4), born in Oslo, Norway (d. 2011)
  • 1958-08-07 Alberto Salazar, American track coach and long distance runner (NYC Marathon 1980-82, Boston 1982), born in Havana, Cuba

Deaths in Sport

  • 2011-04-19 Grete Waitz, Norwegian long distance athlete (9 x NYC Marathon titles; World C'ship gold 1983; 5 x gold World Cross Country; WR x 4), dies of cancer at 57