It’s been quite a fall for Marcel Hug of Switzerland, who has been sweeping the men’s wheelchair division at major marathons and setting course records. He is trying to win his fifth New York City Marathon.
Hug has been at this a long time. He is 36 years old and said he first started racing 26 years ago. And he will be the first to admit that chair technology has made everyone faster, including him. Aluminum chairs have given way to carbon fiber machines that are lighter and stiffer and more ergonomically suited to the 26.2 miles of pushing. Hug has a team of engineers from multiple companies in Switzerland who build his bespoke chairs — two for training, one for racing. They are the same engineers who help build Formula 1 racecars.
He is as fit and as strong as he has ever been, he said, and whenever he sets a course record, he credits 50 percent to the fast chair. But, he added, “I’m the engine that makes the chair go.”
NEW YORK —— On Sunday, 6 November, the TCS New York City Marathon 2022 will be broadcast live online and you can watch the live stream and TV coverage of the 2022 World Athletics Elite Platinum Label Road Race on ESPN2 nationally.
Where can I watch the How to watch the TCS New York City Marathon 2022 for free?
Fans can watch the broadcast live on race day on WABC-TV, Channel 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST. Pre-race coverage from Fort Wadsworth begins at 7:00 a.m. EST. Live streaming will be available on the ABC App and ABC7NY.com from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST.
Additionally, fans can also watch live coverage from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST on ESPN2 and via the ESPN App on smartphones, tablets, and connected streaming devices and ESPN.com on computers for those who have video subscriptions from affiliated pay-TV providers.
The pre-race and continuing coverage will also be streamed live nationally on ESPN3 (accessible on the ESPN App and ESPN.com) from 7:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ESPN3 will also present a view of the finish line from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET.
The 2022 New York City Marathon will take place on Sunday, November 6. It begins at 8 a.m. ET and will see runners weave through all five boroughs of New York City. It begins in Staten Island and then will finish in Central Park. This is considered one of the largest marathons in the world and is one of the top-three biggest in the U.S on a yearly basis. 25,000 people finished the race in 2021 with an average time of 4:39:02.
If you’re running in the New York City Marathon Sunday, watch out – you might just be running alongside actor Ashton Kutcher.
Kutcher, 44, is using the marathon as an opportunity to raise funds for Thorn, the organization he founded alongside Demi Moore in 2012 to combat child sex trafficking, according to his Instagram.
The “That ’70s Show” star has raised over $1 million for the nonprofit as of Saturday, according to a website dedicated to his fundraiser.
She was praised by Prime Minister Yair Lapid. “Lonah’s willpower and determination are a source of pride for Israeli athletics and for the entire State of Israel,” he tweeted.
Salpeter, 33, had won Israel’s fourth-ever world championship medal and in a distance mostly dominated by runners representing East African countries. She was already the first Israeli to win a major marathon, running away with the gold medal at the Tokyo Marathon in 2020. And on Sunday, she will be one of the favorites to win the New York City Marathon, entering the race with the fastest career marathon time of any competitor.