Each week, A Quarter Mile with will feature a club captain/runner as NYRR spotlights our club runners. In the run up to this year's Popular® Brooklyn Half, we're focusing on North Brooklyn Runners for this installment.
Name: James King.
Club: North Brooklyn Runners.
Fartlek or Tempo? Tempo.
Favorite NYRR Race?
Popular® Brooklyn Half.
Favorite Race Distance? Marathon.
Favorite Distance to Run?
10 miles before work makes you feel like a champion all day.
Eliud Kipchoge, and anyone on the NBR team.
Chicken and Waffles (and a beer).
Cold-Weather Running or Warm-Weather Running?
Cold weather, always.
Treadmills: Yay or Nay?
Where’s the Most Exotic Place You’ve Run?
Race-Day Inspiration Quote:
Just keep smiling.
Toughest Race Course, in your opinion?
Boston Marathon, hands down.
Song that Makes You Want to Go Faster?
"I Would Do Anything" by Killswitch Engage.
You Can Run Alongside ANY Three People in the World:
Who Are They? Eliud Kipchoge, Barack Obama, and David Lam.
Describe your club in five words or less?
Social, competitive, inclusive, supportive, Fun.