The Best Places to Watch the New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon, one of the world’s largest marathons, is back. This year’s race will be smaller, with 30,000 runners instead of the usual 55,000. But it is expected to be a major, and emotional, milestone in New York’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

A big part of marathon Sunday is the crowd. Spectators dot the 26.2-mile course and keep tired runners motivated.

People who line the course and pull for the participants power the runners forward, Ted Metellus, the New York City Marathon race director, said.

The New York City Marathon, one of the world’s largest marathons, is back. This year’s race will be smaller, with 30,000 runners instead of the usual 55,000. But it is expected to be a major, and emotional, milestone in New York’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

A big part of […]

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