Among the nearly 20,000 finishers at the United Airlines NYC Half were a handful of celebrities.
The NYC Half, which took place on Sunday beginning in Central Park and finishing on Wall Street, was held on cool morning in Manhattan and most notably featured a stretch through Times Square. Back in the pack, relative to the elites, was one of the all-time great soccer players, two actors and actresses, two models, a chef as well as a competitive eater. Feyisa Lilesa and Molly Huddle won the NYC Half leading the thousands of runners that followed.
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Canada had 159 finishers at the United Airlines NYC Half, the fourth largest contingent of any country. (The United States, Argentina and Brazil had more runners than Canada.) The top Canadians were Rachel Cliff (1:12:07) in eighth and Eric Gillis (1:03:49) in 16th. There were 19,392 finishers, split between 9,513 men and 9,879 women. The average finish time was 2:06:59.
According to the New York Road Runners (NYRR), there were seven runners listed as part of the “celebrity and notable” group who took part in the NYC Half. The New York Road Runners also put on the TCS New York City Marathon, the largest 42K race in the world. See below for a list of results for said notable participants.
Crazy Legs Conti – 3:11:56
– Competitive eater
Candice Huffine – 2:25:06
Ellie Kemper – 1:54:05
– Actress, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
Patrick Wilson – 1:52:15
– Actor, The Conjuring, Insidious, Fargo
George Mendes – 1:45:51
Mallory Hagan – 3:12:27
– Miss America 2013
Raúl González Blanco – 1:29:19
Retired soccer legend who played for Real Madrid