We'll be emailing runners throughout today letting them know whether or not they made it in the 2014 NYC Half drawing--stay tuned!
It’s been a great year for Mattie Suver. The 26-year-old Wyoming native who trains with the American Distance Project in Colorado Springs, CO, has set three personal bests on the roads: at 15K, at 25K, and at the half-marathon national championships, finishing in the top five in all three races. Her top championship finish was as runner-up in the USA 20K Championships on Labor Day, and last weekend she won the Great Cow Harbor 10K on Long Island. Her path to success, however, has been a long and winding road: A walk-on at Eastern Washington University, Suver finished her collegiate career, at the University of Oregon, as an All-American. After two years as a high school coach, she hit the highway with her husband, Curtis, in pursuit of the best training environment. Working odd jobs along the way, they took short-term rentals or lived with relatives in Wyoming, Texas, Nevada, and Boulder, CO, before Suver and ADP athlete Wendy Thomas got talking at the Rock ’n’ Roll Philadelphia Half-Marathon two years ago. The conversation led to the Suvers settling in Colorado Springs, where they’ve just bought their first house. Suver will make her ING New York City Marathon debut on November 3.
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg