The groundbreaking NYRR Live, hosted by ABC7 anchor Rob Powers and two-time Olympian Todd Williams, returns at 8:00 p.m. EDT tonight and Friday with athlete interviews, in-depth analysis, and commentary on Sunday’s NYC Half. In-studio guests will include 2012 Olympic marathon team members Kara Goucher, Desiree Davila, and Meb Keflezighi and 2008 Olympian Dathan Ritzenhein. The quartet of U.S. stars headlines a deep NYC Half professional field of athletes who will be chasing a total prize-money purse of $100,000.
Also set to appear on NYRR Live are Runner’s World editor-in-chief David Willey, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein, and NYRR president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.
NYRR Live will feature 2004 Olympian Carrie Tollefson, whose fast-paced reporting is expected to take viewers behind the scenes with, among others:
NYRR Live can be seen at tv.nyrr.org. Powers and Williams will also be in the booth for the two-hour live race day telecast, seen locally on ABC7 and streamed at tv.nyrr.org beginning at 7:00 a.m. EDT Sunday.
“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