NYC Half 2014 Stories

Takashi Ichida and Ikuto Yufu: Making the Leap

March 14, 2014 by By NYRR Staff

The Ageo City Half-Marathon is arguably the world’s most competitive race at the distance. In last November’s event, 18 men broke 63 minutes and 192 men broke 66 minutes. The winner was Takashi Ichida and Ikuto Yufu finished fifth. As part of a partnership between the race in Ageo and New York Road Runners, Ichida and Yufu have been invited to compete in this year’s NYC Half.

The opportunity to run in New York City gives Read More

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Steve Spanolios: Finding a Healthy Habit

March 03, 2014 by NYRR Staff

When Queens resident Steve Spanolios lines up for the NYC Half, he’ll be celebrating an anniversary of sorts. “I smoked my last cigarette on April 28, 2012, and I started running at the end of the quitting process,” he says.

The transition sparked a new addiction in Spanolios—this time a healthy one. “I went out for a run one day, and another the day after. By the third day, I was hooked,” he explains. “Now I’m Read More

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Stephanie Creaturo: A Brooklynite’s NYC Journey

March 02, 2014 by NYRR Staff

In June 2009, Stephanie Creaturo suffered a life-threatening hemorrhage after giving birth to her son. Lying in her hospital bed as she recovered, weak and disoriented, she set herself some serious running goals: The Brooklyn Half, the NYC Half, and the New York City Marathon, all before her son turned 5. “I realized the only thing that would get me strong again was running,” she recalls.

Creaturo, now 43 and a resident of Clinton Hill, ran Read More

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