A Quarter Mile with North Brooklyn Runners

North Brooklyn Runners' James King

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.

Running Hero?
Eliud Kipchoge, and anyone on the NBR team.

Post-Race Meal?
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.

What’s the best account you follow on Instagram (...other than NYRR, obviously)?
North Brooklyn Runners! Nathanwpyle with his NYC pigeon stories is also amazing.

Describe your club in five words or less?
Social, competitive, inclusive, supportive, Fun.

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