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New York City Marathoners’ Discarded Pre-Race Clothing to Benefit Goodwill

DRESSED FOR THE LONG HAUL: Runners competing in Sunday’s 2018 TCS New York City Marathon had to layer up to fend off the morning chill before heading to the starting line.
With the temperature in the 40s, many of the entrants wore jackets, hoodies, hats and other items, during the hours-long pre-race wait. Many veteran New York City marathoners knew they would not be wearing their warm-up attire, but they also knew that it would not go to waste.
Goodwill Industries of Greater New York and Northern New Jersey Inc. collected more than 91,000 pounds of sportswear and other textiles from runners before they started on the 26.2-mile course. That was a jump compared with last year’s race when 86,000 pounds of clothing was collected. Once the approximately 52,000 runners were off on what they hoped would be a five-borough tour, their leftover layers were picked up by 200 volunteers. A record-breaking nearly 50,000 marathoners made it across the Central Park finish line with Kenya’s Mary Keitany capturing her fourth New York City title and Ethiopia’s Lelisa Desisa holding off his training partner Shura Kitata for the win.
The runners’ recycled clothing will be sold at 37 Goodwill stores in the city’s metropolitan

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