By Paul Snyder (Runners World).
The race through the five boroughs remains the world’s largest 26.2-mile race.
Runners begin the 2017 New York City Marathon by making their way over the Verrazano Bridge. Photo by, EDUARDO MUNOZ ALVAREZ
The 2017 New York City Marathon officially greeted 50,766 runners to the finish line on Sunday in Central Park, and although an impressive 98.9 percent of participants made it 26.2 miles, the total fell short of last year’s record-setting 51,388 finishers.
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