The New York City Marathon, one of the world's largest citizen marathons, was held on the 6th for the first time in three years since the global spread of the new coronavirus, and Suguru Osako, the former Japanese record holder for the men's marathon. participated for the first time after returning to active duty, and came in 5th place with a preliminary time of 2 hours 11 minutes 31 seconds.
The New York City Marathon is known as the world's largest citizen marathon, but due to the global spread of the new coronavirus, it was canceled last year and was held on a smaller scale last year.
For the first time in three years, the event was held on the same scale as before, and on the 6th, more than 50,000 runners from about 150 countries and regions participated.
The marathon starts in Staten Island in southern New York City, runs through all five boroughs of the city, and finishes in Manhattan's Central Park.
The runners ran through the streets of New York aiming for their best time while receiving the cheers of many citizens who had gathered along the route.
In addition, Suguru Osako, the former Japanese record holder in the men's marathon, participated in the marathon for the first time since his return to the sport, finishing fifth with a preliminary time of 2:11:31.
One of the runners said, "I feel the energy that the 50,000 marathon has returned to New York. It's my first time to participate, but I'm very excited."