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5 May

New Sponsor For New York

NYC Marathon

With a record 50,304 finishers at last year's race (the largest number of marathon participants ever), this year's New York City Marathon has a tough act to follow. Held on Sunday 2 November, the 2014 event will be sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services, taking over from ING Group.

Runners from 109 countries took part in the 2013 race, with Kenyan, Geoffrey Mutai, taking the male open title with a time of 2:08:24.  Coming first in the ladies category was compatriot Priscah Jeptoo who finished in a time of 2:25:07.

As well as the marathon, organisers the New York Road Runners will host the NYRR Dash 5K, billed as 'a great way to get involved in the marathon atmosphere without running 26.2 miles!'

Sports Tours International has travel packages with guaranteed entry for the marathon now available to book. For more information, visit Sports Tours International website.