The New York Marathon is on Sunday — and more than 50,000 people will be participating.
While many runners are participating just for fun, professional athletes from around the world will be hitting the course with an eye on a top finish.
Here are five women to pay attention to tomorrow:
Shalane Flanagan is the first U.S. woman since 1977 to win NYC Marathon.
Flanagan made headlines at last year’s New York Marathon with her victory, becoming the first American woman to win the race in 40 years. The Nike athlete secured her first major marathon win at the race, too — and although she aims to repeat last year’s success, winning two years in a row would be no small feat.
Desiree Linden crosses the finish line at the 2018 Boston Marathon.
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Like Flanagan, Linden already has ensured her place in the history books. The runner, who sports Brooks sneakers, broke a 33-year dry spell for American women at the 2017 Boston Marathon. And now, she has her eye on New York.
Adidas athlete Mary Keitany wins NYC Marathon for third consecutive time in 2016.
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Keitany, who is an Adidas athlete, has won the New York Marathon three