SUNDAY, APRIL 17, 2016
CENTRAL PARK, NYC
Congratulations to the thousands of women who conquered 13.1 miles in New York’s Central Park on April 17th!
The winner, Caroline LeFrak of the New York Athletic Club crossed the finish line in 1:16:28. Her NYAC teammate Allie Kieffer was the runner-up in 1:17:07.
Women Run the World™ Relay & Mentorship Program
This year’s race included the first-ever Women Run the World™ Relay & Mentorship Program, which honored 13 notable women and showcased the significant role that women play as leaders and influencers, while also highlighting the importance of supporting, inspiring, and empowering the next generation of women.
Each of the 13 honorees was paired with a mentee from NYRR’s Run for the Future program, which trains New York City high school girls to run their first 5K race, build and strengthen self-confidence, and earn money toward college.
Each pair ran or walked a one-mile leg of the course as part of a relay team. The honorees included Sara Bareilles, Padma Lakshmi and Danielle Brooks . Find more info about the program and honorees.
Natalie Morales, TODAY show News Anchor and Third-Hour Co-Host; Erica Hill, NBC News’ Anchor and Correspondent; and Carolyn Manno, NBC Olympics Host, hosted this year’s event, and kicked off the race, cheering on the runners ahead of the race start.
They completed the race in an impressive 1:36:43, 2:11:46 and 2:07:25, respectively. Natalie and Erica returned for the second year, after hosting the 2015 MORE/SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon and completing the race in 1:38:59 and 2:06:52, respectively.
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