March 16, 2018
NEW YORK, NY – The 3rd Annual Armory NYC Indoor Marathon Presented by New York Road Runners’ World Record Challenge takes place Saturday, March 17 at The Armory in Washington Heights.
Five of the top men long-distance runners and two of the top women long-distance runners will be attempting to break the world indoor marathon record for a third consecutive year at The Armory. The men’s indoor record is held by Chris Zablocki (2:21.48) and women’s world-record mark is held by Findland’s Laura Manninen(2:42.30).
The 2018 men and women’s winner of the World Record Challenge each will receive $3,000 (plus a $4,000 bonus for anyone who establishes a world record), while runner-up and third-place finishers earn $2,000 and $1,000, respectively. In addition, the 2018 NYC Indoor Marathon includes an added financial incentive of a $1,000 bonus for anyone who runs under the 2017 respective men’s and women’s world record.
- Chris Zablocki, defending Champion and current indoor marathon world record holder.
- Malcolm Richards, 2016 World Record Challenge winner and former indoor marathon world record holder.
- Brian Harvey, winner of the 2016 Hartford Marathon and owner of personal-best 2:17.05 marathon.
- Eric Blake, holder of the Treadmill Marathon World Record of 2:21.40 set in 2006.
- Nick Edinger, owner of a personal-best 2:20.32 marathon.
- Lindsey Scherf, winner of the 2016 Standard Chartered Singapore Half Marathon with a course-record 1:14.29 and 8 days later finished runner-up in the ever-demanding Honolulu Marathon; 2014 Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon Grand Prix 2014 champion with wins in both St. Louis and Las Vegas; from Scarsdale, N.Y., and current member of Westchester Track Club.
- Caitriona Jennings of Ireland and Irish National Record holder in the 50k; member of Ireland’s 2012 Olympic team; and owner of personal best 2:36.11 marathon.
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