Memorable moments from 2018 TCS New York City Marathon

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Peter Ciaccia, TCS NYC Marathon Race Director & President of Events for NYRR, will retire after 18 years of spearheading the largest marathon in the world.

More than 51,000 runners from around the world participated in the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon, and there were many memorable moments during the 26.2 mile journey.

Peter Ciaccia, TCS NYC Marathon Race Director & President of Events for NYRR, started things off with his iconic pre-race speech. It was an emotional one for Ciaccia, who will retire after 18 years of spearheading the largest marathon in the world.
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Peter Ciaccia, TCS NYC Marathon Race Director & President of Events for NYRR, will retire after 18 years of spearheading the largest marathon in the world.


Then there was a historic performance from 20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk, who became the youngest and first American man to ever win the men's wheelchair race in New York. His interview with ESPN's Sage Steele was truly inspiring.
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20-year-old Daniel Romanchuk was the first to cross the finish line in this year's men's Wheelchair Division, with a time of 1:36:21.


In the women's race, Kenya's Mary Keitany captured her fourth TCS New York City Marathon crown, with a time of 2:22:48. She embraced members of the crowd and Ciaccia after crossing the finish line.
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Mary Keitany crosses the finish line at the TCS NYC Marathon


Ethiopa's Lelisa Desisa held off his countryman Shura Kitata by 1.99 seconds in the men's race. The nail-biting finish ended with Desisa finishing in 2 hours, 5 minutes, 59 seconds.
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Today marks the first TCS NYC Marathon win for Lelisa Desisa.


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