In Friday’s night’s episode of NYRR’s On the Run, interviewer Carrie Tollefson asked Bernard Lagat whether there might be a marathon in his future if he does well in Sunday’s NYC Half.
It turns out that Lagat made a little news.
“Very likely, very likely,” answered the two-time Olympic medalist at 1500 meters before making his half-marathon debut. “If I do well, why not even do something like that at the end of the year?”
Catch the replay of Friday’s episode or tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. at ontherun.nyrr.org to hear from race favorites Kim Smith and Janet Bawcom and to learn more about Bryan Steinhauer, who was brutally beaten five years ago in what turned into an international incident but has recovered to run the NYC Half.
On Sunday, NYRR’s flagship half-marathon, in its eighth running, will air live locally on WABC-TV from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and online at 7online.com from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. It will also stream live nationally on ESPN3.com from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In addition to tonight’s NYRR’s On the Run broadcast, a post-race recap will air Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m.
“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