The first New York City Marathon had 127 participants who paid a fee of 1 dollar for their registration and took place in the external streets of Central Park in the year of 1970. Forty years later the same marathon calls more than 44 thousand participants who travel about 42 kilometers as along the streets of the American metropolis.
Over time, the route line has been modified and, for the year 2000, the official division was created for the participants in Wheelchair.
The New York Marathon is currently an international benchmark where professional athletes and athletes around the world test their physical and mental condition in one of the most visited competitions in the world.
Daily Intel published a video where the participants of the marathon 2010 leave Staten Island towards Manhattan.