3. 1927: The Long Beach Marathon

One of the other major marathons in NYC was the Long Beach Marathon. The marathon began at the front of the New York Athletic Club on Central Park South. From there, runners would journey to the Queensboro Bridge, onto Jamaica, Queens, further still to Long Beach in Nassau County. It was during the Long Beach Marathon that world record holder Albert Michensen (who reportedly cut corners) would lose to Quanowahu thanks to a LIRR train that delayed Michensen for 14 seconds.