Heat Effects on NYC Marathon Runners
This information visualization analyzes the relationship between the finishing times of marathon runners and temperatures within the past ten years of the New York City Marathon. The y-axis represents the finishing time brackets while the x-axis represents the year and its respective temperature. Certain milestones were called out such as the record-setting finish in 2001 by Tesfaye Jifar, who finished the race in 2:07:43 on a day where the temperature was 54°F. Other notable points of interest include the increase in percentage of finishers in the later time brackets when race days were 59°F and above.