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2021 NYC Marathon: Everything you need to know for the 50th running

NEW YORK (WABC) — Channel 7 is your home for the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday.

We’ll have special coverage each day leading up to the 50th running of the big race on Nov. 7.

You can watch coverage online and on ABC7, but if you want to enjoy a better experience, did you know you can check out marathon coverage on your television set? Just make sure you add the ABC7NY app to your streaming device (Roku, Apple TV, etc.)



The marathon will air Sunday morning from 8 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. on Channel 7.

And before it gets underway, tune in at 7 a.m. as sports anchors Ryan Field and Sam Ryan will host coverage from Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island. Meteorologist Lee Goldberg will report from the start, while Kemberly Richardson, Michelle Charlesworth, Josh Einiger, and Anthony Johnson will report from throughout the city. John Del Giorno will cover the race from above in NewsCopter7.


Eyewitness News sports anchor Ryan Field will kick off the celebration for New York City’s most popular annual sporting event on Friday, from 5:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.


Eyewitness News anchors David Novarro and Liz Cho take an inside look at the top names and most interesting stories behind the biggest marathon in the world from the TCS New York City Marathon Expo presented by New Balance.

Don’t miss it Saturday night from 11:35 p.m. to 12:05 a.m.


Friends and family can follow their runners on the TCS New York City Marathon app and then watch their runner cross the Central Park finish line in real time on Sunday. Check out Find Your Finish for updates.


Drivers and straphangers alike should expect some delays this Sunday due to the 2021 TCS NYC Marathon. Click here for everything to know about traffic closures and diversions this weekend.


Running, eating and weather! Lee’s guide to Marathon Sunday
The 50th running of the New York City Marathon is Sunday, Nov. 7, and one of the most important keys to success that day for the athletes is the weather.

Indeed, ask a first-time runner, a spectator, or an elite runner, and you’ll hear they want Goldilocks weather – not too warm or not too cold, just right.

But weather is just one of the factors that influence the difficulty level of running the marathon. To explain it all, we turn to Ben Delaney, a coach leading group training at New York Road Runners.

Finishers from inaugural 1970 NYC Marathon to be honored at race’s 50th running
To mark the 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon, several of the First Finishers from the inaugural 1970 race will be honored at the Opening Ceremony on Friday, November 5, and at the Marathon finish line on Sunday, November 7.

The first New York City Marathon, organized by New York Road Runners, took place on September 13, 1970, in Central Park, with an entry fee of $1 and a budget of $1,000. Of the 127 registered runners, there were 55 finishers.

By the Mile: The People and Places of the TCS New York City Marathon
The TCS New York City Marathon course runs 26.2 miles through the five boroughs of NYC. Join us as we stop along each mile, to see the places and meet people who’ll be taking part in the running event of the year in New York!

Celebrity lineup announced for TCS New York City Marathon
The New York Road Runners announced the star-studded lineup for the 50th running of the TCS New York City Marathon.

The marathon annually attracts big names across sports, entertainment, music, fashion, and lifestyle. Click here for more.

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