“Is Brooklyn in the house?” asked Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James as more than 20,000 runners massed on Eastern Parkway for the start of the Brooklyn Half. The reply was a loud cheer that said it all. The Brooklyn Half isn't new—it’s been run every year since 1981—but with a three-day Brooklyn Half Pre-Party presented by New Balance in ultra-hip Dumbo, a start in two waves, and a record finisher field of 21,378, this year’s race felt like something altogether different!
The Brooklyn Half was not only a stellar event for runners and spectators, it was also the perfect opportunity for local communities in Brooklyn to see what a good crowd can do. The fun began well before the race started, but it was on the Coney Island boardwalk that runners took their final steps and claimed their medals as Brooklyn Half 2013 finishers. Many of them then stuck around, bringing high spirits and a can-do attitude to an area still recovering from Superstorm Sandy.
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