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Team #MovedMe

Team #MovedMe is part of NYRR’s “It Will Move You” campaign, illustrating how the marathon moves more than 50,000 people through New York City’s five boroughs while also emotionally moving family, friends, and spectators and encouraging them to take on their own challenges. NYRR selected a group of 26 individuals, groups and families with incredibly unique and distinct stories – with the number of stories reflecting the 26.2 miles of the marathon course.

Name City Background
Allison Moore
New York
Moore founded the Hereditary Neuropathy Foundation to raise awareness and funds for research for "one of the most common inherited disease that no one has ever heard of."
Andrea Feldman
New York
Science teacher from IS 145 Joseph Pulitzer Magnet School of Innovation and Applied Learning in New York. She will be running with Team TCS Teachers, a group of 50 teachers who embody the importance of both STEM and physical education.
Annique Wong
New York
Wong was introduced to the sport of running through NYRR’s free youth running programs as a student at NEST+m in the Lower East Side. She is currently a junior at Yale University.
Anthony Butler
New York
Butler is a visually impaired runner. He lost his eyesight in an altercation that left him with two bullet wounds. He runs and trains with Achilles International, an organization enabling people with disabilities to participate in mainstream athletics. Has become a mentor for other visually impaired runners.
Beverly Ramos
Puerto Rico
In 2017, Olympian Ramos was training for the marathon in Puerto Rico when Hurricane Maria made direct landfall. She was determined to continue training on the island, for herself, her community, and her fans.
Downey Family
Long Island, N.Y.
FDNY Battalion Chief Joe Downey is running in memory of his father, Ray Downey, the fallen Deputy Chief of Special Operations for the FDNY who led rescue operations during 9/11, saving thousands of lives. Joe will be joined by his nieces, Gina and Nikki Tortorici.
Erin Hamlin &
Team WSF
A group of female champions and Olympians at the top their respective sports. Led by Hamlin, the first U.S. Olympic singles luge medalist and Team USA flag bearer at the PyeongChang Olympic Opening Ceremony. The group is running for the Women's Sports Foundation. Other members include rowers Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka, cross country skier Anne Hart, and rock climber Sasha DiGiulian.
Genesis Suero
New York
Suero was crowned Miss New York USA 2018. Born in the Dominican Republic and became a U.S. Citizen at 21 years old. She is currently a student at Hostos Community college.
Glenn Hartrick
Jersey City, N.J.
An avid triathlete, Hartrick was training on a routine ride in 2014 when he was hit by a car leaving him paralyzed from the chest down. But he has continued to excel in the sport. This year he will become the first person to cross the iconic finish line in the open, handcycle, and wheelchair divisions.

Isis Veronica González Lopez

In 2000, Isis had a life-altering accident in Cancun. She fell from a fourth-floor balcony, where she fell on her head and given only a 10% chance of surviving. She proved to herself and her doctors that she can push through this most difficult time in her life. She is participating in the Virtual Marathon.
Jack Daly
San Clemente, Calif.
Daly is professional speaker and sales coach. He is running in memory of his wife and in support of the V Foundation for cancer research.
Janelle Hartman
New York
Hartman is a passionate marathon volunteer and runner. She joined the Volunteer Leader program for the 2013 marathon. Her favorite part of volunteering is helping the final waves of finishers. A self-described "back of the pack" runner, she was inspired by last year's marathon.
Jessica Sarlabous
Running has allowed Sarlabous to regain her health and motivate her to live a healthy lifestyle. Her run is dedicated to her brother who has passed as well as her winning the battle with anorexia.
Julia Khvasechko
Portland, Ore.
Khvasechko is a brain cancer survivor who was given a 30% chance at surviving her brain surgery.  The New York City Marathon was her inspiration to keep fighting every day and not give up.  She has run a marathon in all 50 states twice, and this year’s TCS New York City Marathon will be her 212th lifetime marathon. She is also an NYRR Pacer, helping runners achieve their marathon time goals.
Julie Creffield
Creffield leads a global community called "Too Fat to Run?" based on the blog she created called "The Fat Girls Guide to Running" which started when she came in last at a 10K. Her main force to run is general and mental health, and inspiring her followers.
Michelle Wheeler
Boalsburg, Penn.
Wheeler is a single mom, student, and professional wheelchair racer who trains full-time while holding down a full-time job. She won the 2018 Los Angeles Marathon.
Commissioner Mitchell Silver
New York
Mitchell J. Silver has been the NYC Parks Commissioner since May 2014. Silver oversees New York City’s 30,000 acres of parkland, comprising 14% of the city.
Nick Youngquest
New York
Youngquest is a former professional rugby league footballer. He is a model and the face of Paco Rabanne's Invictus Aqua. He is running to support NYRR's Team for Kids.
Patrick Harten
New York
Harten is the hero and air traffic controller that guided Sully’s Miracle on the Hudson flight. He is an avid life-long runner and will be participating in his first TCS New York City Marathon.
Pila Cadena
St. Petersburg, Fla.
Cadena has overcome three different types of cancer. During her last round of treatment, she decided to become a running coach. Pila counts running as the reason she is in tune with her body and helped her identify when something was wrong.
Rochelle Goldschmiedt
Teaneck, N.J.
Goldschmiedt's mother was a 14-year-old girl in Auschwitz when her entire family (mother, father, brother, and sister) were killed. To honor her mother, Rochelle is going to henna her mother's Auschwitz number on her arm to give her the strength and inspiration she needs to run.

Runar Brandt Gundersen

Drammen, Norway
Gundersen has run 39 New York City Marathons and is motivated by the numerous friends that he has been able to meet, make, and keep because of the race.

Wilfrin & Lisa Fernandez-Cruz

New York
At two years old, Wilfrin was diagnosed with autism. He struggled with school as well as making friends. Running has helped him with interpersonal skills and gain confidence. He is now a NYRR ambassador and thriving. He will participate in the marathon's youth invitational. His mother Lisa will be running the marathon with NYRR Team for Kids.
Yasir Salem
New York
Salem is traveling across the country to run 50 marathons in 50 states in just one year. He is also known as a competitive eater and endurance athlete. He is running to raise money for the Gweneviere Mann Foundation, a non-profit he started after his wife passed away from cancer earlier this year.


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