While 26.2 is the magic number of miles that will get you a medal in the NYC Marathon, there's a lot more that goes into the making of this annual race.
- 1 second separates the closet race in the NYC Marathon: Paul Tergat beat Hendrick Ramaala during the 2005 marathon by a blink of the eye.
- 2:22:31 is the women's course record set by Margaret Okayo in 2003.
- 5 bridges make up the 26.2-mile course.
- 8 years old is the age of the youngest finisher to ever run the marathon. In 1977, Wesley Paul finished the race in three hours, 31 minutes.
- 93 is the age of the oldest competitor in this year's race, Jon Mendes.
- 127 is the number of participants of the first NYC Marathon in 1970; 55 finished (all men).
- 6,400 pounds of bananas will be handed out to runners this year.
- 50,740 is the number of participants in this year's race — a new record.
- $600,000 in prize money is up for grabs this year.
- $1 million is the amount of money spent on security this year.
- 2 million is the number of live spectators cheering along the course.
- 2.3 million paper cups are used on race day.
- $340 million is the amount of money NYC makes from the marathon.