New York City Marathon Weather and How it Affects Results

What weather conditions will runners face while running Sunday's New York City Marathon? And to what extent can different temperatures impacts results? According to our analysis of New York City Marathon Results and weather between 2000 and 2016, race day weather clearly can influence your overall performance.

Quick observations

  • The trend between 2000 and 2016 suggests an expected finish time 45 seconds slower for each one degree increase in temperature, but variations are common
  • One can confidently suggest that average finish times will be below 4:29 if temperatures average 48 degrees or less
  • When things get hot, runners suffer; as temperatures reach and exceed 60 degrees, finish times soar beyond 4:37

Note: Each red dot represents a marathon year, plotted at the intersection of average temperature and finish time for that year,

For more, see our complete New York City Marathon Race Coverage.