See the other thread for details. We'll have a recap later.
[i]LRC update: While the winner Belay Tilahun was not part of the elite field, and just ran with his bib 1163 on this chest, he is most definitely and elite runner. He's run 27:11 for 10,000m on the track and was 4th at the Ethiopian Olympic Trials in 2016. He's run 61:51 for the half marathon and said the most money he ever made was winning the San Silvestre New Year's Eve Road Race in Brazil this past December for $25,000. He also won the Bix 7 last year in the US. Tilahun was entered by the West Side Runners, a local club in the race, but he lives in Addis Ababa, and has never run an NYRR event before.
We changed the title of the thread. It initially was entitled, "Holy smoly: A non-elite just won the United Airlines NYC Half 3"