TCS NYC Marathon Photo Essay

Re-live our super cool weekend in New York City through these awesome photos!!

We kicked things off on Thursday night with a special invite panel at the HOKA pop up shop on 5th Avenue. Aliphine crushed it! PC: Jay Bendlin

 

On Friday morning we were back at the shop along with a few dozen runners for the HOKA Shakeout Run. See if you can spot 3:49 miler and super agent, Ray Flynn! PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Coach Ben even put in a few miles. He’s pictured here with Brad Lowery and Maria Elena Calle (Ben coached Maria Elena to the 2016 Olympics in Rio). PC: Jay Bendlin

 

After the run, we were back inside along with Joshua and Aaron Potts–hosts of the 2 Black Runners Podcast. PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Joshua and Aaron did a live interview with Aliphine and fellow HOKA Olympian, Luis Grijalva. Luis talked about how, because of his DACA status, he didn’t know he’d be allowed to go to Tokyo until three days before he left (he still made the 5,000 meter final!).

 

Steph and Kellyn were up next. It looks like they enjoyed it! PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Saturday was all about the USATF 5k Championships hosted by the Abbott Dash to the Finish 5k. The course starts at the United Nations Building and ends in Central Park. Lauren Paquette ran a gutsy race and finished fifth. PC: Josh Cox

 

Dani Shanahan, in her first race in eight months, was 12th. PC: Josh Cox

 

The rest of the weekend was all about the Marathon! This shot was taken right after the technical meeting where the professional athletes are given their final race day instructions. Pictured left to right (Coach Ben, Kyle Taylor, Ben Bruce, Kellyn Taylor, Stephanie Bruce, Josh Cox, Carrie Cox, and Larry Rosenblatt).

 

These three took over our Instagram on Sunday morning to give the fans a feel for what it’s like to watch the NYC Marathon live and in person. For our newest athlete, Katie Wasserman, it was her first chance to hang out with Dani and Lauren as official teammates!

 

The race is on! Kellyn went straight to the front and ran in the lead pack for nearly 30k before things broke up on Fifth Avenue. PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Steph let the lead pack go fairly early on (about 8 miles in) and ran her own race, moving up several spots along the way. PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Kellyn was in full-on grind mode (which she’s good at) as she entered Central Park in fifth place. PC: Jay Bendlin

 

Steph battled her way into the top ten by the time she reached the park. PC: Jay Bendlin

 

All smiles post race for these two. Kellyn finished 6th place (one second behind fifth) to notch her highest-ever NYC finish in her fastest ever NYC time (2:26:10). Steph was 10th in 2:31:05–her fourth career World Marathon Major Top 10.

 

Team Bruce post-race.

 

Kellyn, Coach Ben, and Steph. These three have taken lots of these pics over the years.

 

And no NYC Marathon is complete without some celebrating! Larry, Kyle, Carrie, Josh, and Tom Johnson (Kellyn’s dad) made it out a lot longer than Kellyn and Steph.

 

THANKS to all of you who cheered for us this weekend. We felt the love. NYC- we’ll see you next year!!

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