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NYC Marathon runner wins 1st place and cash prize in nonbinary division

The highest runners within the New York Metropolis Marathon’s nonbinary division gained money prizes Sunday, a primary for a World Marathon Majors race. 

New York Metropolis resident Jacob Caswell, 25, completed first within the class and 172nd general, operating the 26.2-mile race in 2:45:12 and receiving a money prize of $5,000. 

After Sunday’s race, which occurred in unseasonably heat 70-degree climate, Caswell shared a photograph on Instagram holding a bouquet of flowers with the caption, “This they themed their approach to first place.” 

This yr’s NYC Marathon welcomed practically 50,000 runners — 45 of them competing within the nonbinary division — who traveled by way of all 5 of town’s boroughs to finish the route. The quickest finishers within the female and male classes had instances of two:08:41 and a pair of:23:23, respectively, and every gained $25,000 in prize cash. 

5 nonbinary runners, together with Caswell, had been awarded money prizes totaling $15,000, although, in contrast to the winners of the female and male divisions, their award cash was not paid out by the World Marathon Majors’ governing physique, in response to the journal Runners World. As a substitute, it reported, the nonprofit New York Street Runners awarded the financial prizes to the highest nonbinary finishers. 

Final yr, the NYC Marathon acknowledged its first nonbinary division winner, Zackary Harris, however the division didn’t obtain a financial prize. Harris got here in second place within the nonbinary division this yr, with a time of three:09:41.

Of the six World Marathon Majors races, 5 of them — New York, Boston, Chicago, London and Berlin — have not too long ago added a nonbinary class. Solely the Tokyo Marathon has not.

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