As April showers gave way to ideal spring racing conditions, more than 4,700 runners were delighted to #GetOutToRun in Central Park at the seventh-annual Boomer's Cystic Fibrosis Run to Breathe (4M) Brought to You by UnitedHealthcare.
Former NFL quarterback Boomer Esiason, who was on hand to start the race and hold the finish tape, began his fight against cystic fibrosis when his son Gunnar was diagnosed with the disease.New York Athletic Club in an impressive time of 19:53. The women's winner was Lidia Garcia of the Central Park Track Club New Balance in 24:13.
Spring racing with New York Road Runners is in full flower! We have events nearly every weekend in April, May, and June, so #GetOutToRun with us! Check out the race calendar and sign up today.
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Thankful for my health this morning. #runtobreathe As kids there are few moments that define our lives and for me it was my appendicitis. In the hospital with me there was this young girl, probably 7, with Cystic Fibrosis. Everyday she would visit and leave the sweetest notes & drawings. Her perseverance and endless positivity through her struggles still resonates deeply within me. Today was for her