NYC Half

NYC Half

March 16, 2023

Titans Jacob Kiplimo and Joshua Cheptegei Set to Clash at United Airlines NYC Half Marathon

The two Ugandan giants Kiplimo and Cheptegei are both in NYC for the first time ready for a stellar match-up.
March 20, 2022

RRW: Rhonex Kipruto (60:30) And Senbere Teferi (67:35) Win United Airlines NYC Half Titles

Kipruto won over Edward Cheserek in 60:37 while Teferi beat Irine Cheptai by 2-seconds despite losing some time following the lead vehicle the wrong way in the final 400m. Talking about Galen Rupp's DNF, his agent said, "Unfortunately, it was still his lower back/S.I. joint issue. Galen felt discomfort and stiffness there and wasn't able to run fluently."
March 14, 2022

Q&A: Sara Hall on Tokyo Marathon, Her Busy Schedule, & What's Written on Her Bathroom Mirror Right Now

"Breaking 2:18, that might be possible at some point...And I think if I can do that, definitely some of these other [Americans] – Keira [D'Amato], the people that are running well – can do that too," said Hall who thinks she has some "secret weapons" in training that help her excel at age 38. *MB: Sara Hall thinks running 2:17 in the marathon might possible, and says she has a some "secret weapons" in training 
  There’s some outside-the-box-stuff I do that I don’t really talk about because they’re my secret weapons. But I feel like those things are really what has allowed me to have the realistic jump I had in Berlin (in 2019 when Hall lowered her pb from 2:26 to 2:22) and I’ve really continued to do more and more of that type of training. They’re kind of secret, but I think what’s helped me is getting outside the groupthink of marathon training in the US. And that goes back to running Boston and Worlds and all these races. There’s a culture of we do things a certain way, but for me, I’ve been able to train in Kenya and Ethiopia and I’m just a curious person. I like to come up with outside-the-box stuff and Ryan’s similar. So I think some of that has really benefited me, having different perspectives and trying different things. 
February 22, 2022

Galen Rupp, Molly Seidel, Sara Hall, Rhonex Kipruto Headline 2022 United Airlines NYC Half

The professional fields were announced for next months United Airlines NYC Half and Olympians Galen Rupp and Molly Seidel are the headliners on the domestic front. Rhonex Kipruto is the heavy favorite on the men's side with Senbere Teferi, Irine Cheptai and Sara Hall expected to battle on women's.
March 11, 2019

RRW: Desi Linden, Paul Chelimo Ready for United Airlines NYC Half On Sunday

Linden faces a deep women's field with WR holder Joyciline Jepkosgei, two-time world marathon champ Edna Kiplagat and defending champ Buze Diriba. The men's race has USA marathon champ Brogan Austin and Cam Levins.
March 11, 2019

Paul Chelimo Pushes Back Against Recent IAAF Decisions & Explains Why He's Making His Half Marathon Debut in New York This Weekend

Paul Chelimo isn't a fan of the IAAF killing of the 5000 in the Diamond League, "I don’t know if they’re trying to kill distance running or what." And it may cause dhim to move up to 26.2 sooner than he expected, "I know I’m going to be a great marathoner." *MB: Paul Chelimo on IAAF rule changes: "I don’t know if they’re trying to kill distance running or what."
March 03, 2017

March 19: Stephen Sambu Will Try To Defend His NYC Half-Marathon Title Against Olympic Silver Medalist Feyisa Lilesa And GB's Callum Hawkins

Former Olympic champ Meseret Defar leads women's race against former world champ Edna Kiplagat. American previously announced include Molly Huddle and Alexi Pappas.
March 03, 2017

2017 United Airlines NYC Half to Feature Strongest-Ever Japanese Athlete Contingent at a New York Road Runners Race

They are lead by university champion Rintaro Takeda (61:59).
March 20, 2016

Molly Huddle Wins 2016 NYC Half In Controversial Fashion (67:41 CR), Stephen Sambu Rolls In 61:16

The women's race was super-tight and people are wondering if Huddle should have been given the DQ. Decide for yourself. *MB: Molly Huddle Interference? Should Huddle have been DQd for flailing her arms out at United Airlines NYC Half?
February 26, 2016

March 20: Stephen Sambu (60:41) And Joyce Chepkirui (66:19) Join Ben True And Molly Huddle As Leaders Of 2016 NYC Half Marathon Elite Fields

Other top names include Wilson Chebet (59:15), Zane Robertson (59:47), Sam Chelanga and Diego Estrada for the men. Caroline Rotich (68:52), Buzunesh Deba (68:59) and Neely Spence Gracey for the women.
February 09, 2016

Molly Huddle And Ben True Headline Fields For 2016 United Airlines NYC Half On March 20th

Huddle won last year in a CR 68:31 and this will be Ben True's half-marathon debut.
March 12, 2015

Weekend Road Preview: Ryan & Sara Hall Tackle the LA Marathon; Meb, Ritz & Huddle at the NYC Half; Plus the U.S. 15K Champs with True, Vail and The US Women's XC Team

One of the busiest racing weekends of the year sees Ben True go for a three-peat at the 15K Champs while USA XC Laura Thweatt leads the women's field. In NYC, Molly Huddle faces Desiree Linden plus Sally Kipyego; Meb, Ritz and Teg take on Stephen Sambu and Juan Luis Barrios. Plus Jared Ward and the Halls run USA Marathon Champs as part of the LA Marathon on Sunday.

March 10, 2015

Local Elite Athletes to Compete against the World’s Best at the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 15

Brendan Martin, Abiyot Endale and Megan Hogan are some of the top New Yorkers in the field.

February 19, 2015

Elite American And International Fields Announced For March 15th 2015 United Airlines NYC Half

Stephen Sambu faces a field of top Americans, including Meb Keflezighi, Dathan Ritzenhein, Abdi Abdirahman, Matt Tegenkamp and, in their debuts, Chris Solinsky and Andrew Bumbalough.