A high school All-American at 800 meters while competing for JFK-Bellmore on Long Island, Maegan Krifchin went on to have a solid middle-distance career at Syracuse University. But in 2011, while a full-time graduate student at Ithaca College, Krifchin joined Stotan Racing, and under the father-son coaching team of Bill and John Aris her career has taken off. Krifchin followed up a breakthrough fifth-place finish at the 2011 ING Philadelphia Rock ’n’ Roll Half-Marathon by coming in second in the 2012 U.S. Half-Marathon Championships and then crossing the line as first American, and 13th overall, in the World Half-Marathon Championships four months later. Krifchin, 24, is looking forward to competing in front of her parents, her best friend, and other fans on her home turf in the NYC Half on Sunday. It will be her first road race in New York City.
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