New York City: NY1 Media Covers 7th Annual NYC half marathon – March 2012

NY1’s Tara Lynn Wagner filed the following report.

15,000 runners, including 17 current and former Olympians, hit the pavement Sunday for the seventh annual New York City half marathon through Manhattan.

Kenya’s Peter Kirui sprinted across the finish line of the 13.1-mile event in just under an hour.

Ethiopia’s Firehiwot Dado set a course record in the women’s race, finishing in 1 hour, 8 minutes and 35 seconds.

The half marathon’s winner, Peter Kirui of Kenya. Courtesy of WABC

The participants from 69 countries, ranging in age from 13 to 81, began in Central Park, ran along Seventh Avenue and the West Side Highway and then finished at the South Street Seaport.>

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