New York City Marathon's First Waves Charge Through Brooklyn

The 2021 New York City Marathon kicked off on Sunday, November 7, returning after being cancelled due to COVID-19 concerns in in 2020.

Following the Professional Wheelchair Division, Handcyclers and Select Athletes with Disabilities, and the Professional Men’s and Women’s Open Divisions, the first three waves of runners made their way through the Park Slope area of Brooklyn around 10 am local time on Sunday.

Event organizers said 33,000 participants would traverse the five boroughs of New York City, starting in Staten Island and ending in Manhattan’s Central Park.

Peres Jepchirchir and Albert Korir, both Kenyan, won the Women’s and Men’s Professional Open Divisions, respectively.

Madison de Rozario of Australia and Marcel Hug of Switzerland each took gold in the Women’s and Men’s Professional Wheelchair Division. Credit: Dakota Flournoy via Storyful

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