October 06, 2022

Former ESPN/NBC Sports Exec Rob Simmelkjaer Named New York Road Runners CEO

The 20-year sports executive had previous roles at both NBC and ESPN and has a law degree from Harvard. Let's hope that means he's committed to keep the NYC Marathon as an elite sporting event not just a fitness activity / charity run. *MB: NYRR names Dartmouth grad and journalist as it's new CEO.... but thankfully his name isn't Jonathan Gault
November 30, 2020

RRW: Michael Capiraso To Step Down As NYRR President & Chief Executive

Capiraso will end his 10-year run with NYRR on December 31st after questions raised about racial and gender equity within the organization. *MB: Michael Capiraso OUT as NYRR CEO after sexism, racism complaints
August 20, 2019

September 8: Nick Willis, Edward Cheserek, Jenny Simpson, Nikki Hiltz Lead Fields For New Balance 5th Avenue Mile

Men's race also includes Izaic Yorks, Sam Prakel, Henry Wynne, while the women have Allie Ostrander, Cory McGee, Elinor Purrier, Lauren Johnson, and GB's Jessica Judd.
June 06, 2017

Saturday: The London Champ Will Face The Boston Champ As Mary Keitany And Edna Kiplagat Line Up For The NYRR Mini 10K

Other notables in the field include Betsy Saina, Americans Aliphine Tuliamuk, Natosha Rogers and Amy Van Alstine, NYC 4th placer Joyce Chepkirui, Mamitu Daska and GB's Jo Pavey.
March 30, 2017

April 9: Deep Field Set For UAE Healthy Kidney 10K As Stephen Sambu Faces Sam Chelanga And 2012 5000 Olympic Bronze Medalist Thomas Longosiwa

On the women's side, two-time Frankfurt Marathon champ Mamitu Daska faces off against 31:55 woman Veronicah Nyaruai.
January 11, 2017

NYRR Opens NYRR RUNCENTER on West 57th St - NYRR RUNCENTER Is Home Away From Home for Runners

The welcome center for area runners is also the primary bib number pick-up location for NYRR aces and also a retail store featuring New Balance merchandise. Jenny Simpson and Brenda Martinez were on hand to promote it.
December 19, 2016

Course-Record Holder and Rio 2016 Olympian Desiree Linden to Lead 5,000 Runners at NYRR Midnight Run in Central Park to Ring in 2017

Linden will face returning winner Sarah Pagano and GB's Hannah England, while Daniel Winn will try to defend his title against GB's Andy Vernon.
October 26, 2016

Defending Champions and Olympians Donn Cabral and Alexi Pappas to Lead Field at 2016 Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K

Cabral will face Eric Jenkins, Will Geoghegan, Kyle Merber and Johnny Gregorek while the women's race has Norway's Karoline Bjerkeli Grovdal (14:57), Marielle Hall and Ashley Higginson.
October 18, 2016

New York Road Runners Introduces Run Clean Anti-Doping Initiative

NYRR will now start drug testing at some of their lower-profile races to deter sub-elite dopers. *AP article *MB: NY Road Runners to begin drug-testing local amateurs
August 30, 2016

September 3rd: Matt Centrowitz And Jenny Simpson Will Lead Deep American Fields At The NYRR 5th Avenue Mile

Centro will be up against Robby Andrews, Clayton Murphy, Ben Blankenship and Leo Manzano while Simpson faces GB's Laura Muir, Emma Coburn, Kate Grace, Shelby Houlihan.
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.
October 30, 2015

10 Minutes With Legend Haile Gebrselassie: Geb Reveals How He'd Beat Mo Farah - "I'd finish him early" - As He's Inducted in NYRR Hall of Fame with Paul Tergat, Paula Radcliffe and Tegla Loroupe

It doesn't get any better than Thursday in NYC for LRCers as Haile Gebrselassie, Paul Tergat, Paula Radcliffe and Tegla Loroupe were all in one room.
October 27, 2015

Defending Champion Donn Cabral Leads Field For Saturday's NYRR Dash To The Finish Line 5K

Alexi Pappas and Ashley Higginson head women's field.
October 22, 2015

Brand-New TCS New York City Marathon Pavilion to Open for Runners and Fans in Central Park on Monday, October 26

Located steps from the finish line and will feature a Visitor Center with a café and bar, health and wellness workshops, athlete and celebrity appearances, live entertainment, and other special events