The ING New York City Marathon will be run three months after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. For many top runners and wheelchair racers, New York will be Act II in a very big show. Some—like women’s gold medalist Tiki Gelana of Ethiopia and American men’s leader Meb Keflezighi, as well as wheelchair racers Marcel Hug of Switzerland (silver medalist) and Kurt Fearnley of Australia (bronze medalist)—will come to New York celebrating their London success, while others, like Olympic favorites Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat of Kenya, will attempt to achieve in New York what they fell short of in London.
They, along with the rest of the field, will also be battling for a guaranteed prize purse of $853,000, plus potential time bonuses. Winners of the men’s and women’s running races will each take home $130,000.
In that open runners' field are 23 U.S. men and 20 U.S. women, who for the first time will be vying for $100,000 in additional prize money awarded to the top five finishers who are U.S. citizens. The top U.S. man and woman will each earn $20,000 in addition to open prize money.
The wheelchair division prize money totals $103,000, with additional awards for course records and time bonuses.
For the complete seeded fields as of November 2, click below.