WATCH: Inside the finish line after the New York City Marathon

NOV 7, 2016 for Excelle Sports

Approximately 50,000 runners participated in the TCS New York City Marathon on Nov. 6, taking over the streets of the city Sunday to compete in one of the world’s most iconic urban races.

While Kenya’s Mary Keitany won her third consecutive marathon title in New York—the only woman to do so since Grete Waltz grabbed three in row in the Big Apple 1982 to 1986—thousands of amateur racers pounded the pavement for a different cause: not to break the tape, but to conquer a personal goal or to experience firsthand what it’s like to run the legendary event.

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Just moments after runners crossed the finish line, Excelle Sports spoke with female athletes about what it was like to run this year’s race. Click on the video above to hear what they had to say about the legendary event and to watch what it looks like to be a New York City Marathon champion in your own right.

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