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The SHAPE Women’s Half-Marathon celebrated the 14th anniversary of the race on April 30, 2017 and once again proved that Women Run the World™ !

  • HOST: Amy Robach, News Anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America
  • WINNER: National marathon and half-marathon record holder and Olympic medalist, Deena Kastor, racked up her fourth win at this race, crossing the finish line in 1:16:17.
  • WOMEN RUN THE WORLD: This year’s race included the second annual Women Run the WorldTM 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:
    • Candice Huffine, model and Founder of Project Start
    • Elizabeth Goodman Artis, Editor-in-Chief of SHAPE
    • Hannah Bronfman, DJ and Founder of HBFIT.com
    • Jackie Cruz, actress and star of Orange is the New Black
    • Jen Selter, fitness advocate and social media star
    • Jen Widerstrom, The Biggest Loser Trainer
    • Jenny Gaither, Founder & CEO of Movemeant Foundation
    • Jessamyn Stanley, yoga teacher, author of Every Body Yoga, body positivity advocate and Motrin brand ambassador
    • Marygrace Sexton, Founder and CEO of Natalie’s Orchid Island Juice
    • Olivia Culpo, actress and fashion & beauty influencer
    • Payal Kadakia, CEO & Co-Founder of ClassPass
    • Rachel Pratt, New York Road Runners Senior Vice President of Youth & Community Services
    • Tolli Love, Vice President, Fundraising & Marketing of CARE

  • HOSTS: Natalie Morales of NBC’s TODAY, Erica Hill of NBC News, and Carolyn Manno of NBC Olympics
  • 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: This year’s race included the first-ever Women Run the WorldTM 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, singer, songwriter and composer of the new Broadway musical Waitress
  • Lisa Borders, President of the WNBA
  • Danielle Brooks, actress and star of Orange is the New Black and The Color Purple on Broadway
  • Jaclyn Emerick, Fitness Director of SHAPE
  • Holly Frew, Emergency Communications Manager for CARE
  • Elizabeth Gore, Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell
  • Lori Griffith, Vice President of Special Events and Public Relations for Bloomingdale’s
  • Stephanie Laing, Emmy award-winning writer and director, and co-founder of PYPO, a new digital platform supporting female voices in comedy
  • Padma Lakshmi, Host of Bravo’s Top Chef, author of the new memoir, Love, Loss, And What We Ate and co-founder of The Endometriosis Foundation of America
  • Kim Martin, Chief Strategy Officer of Meredith Corporation
  • Jennifer Storms, Chief Marketing Officer of NBC Sports Group
  • Zoe Timms, Executive Director of the nonprofit Women’s Education Project
  • Ronnie Tucker, Vice President of Marketing and Digital for New York Road Runners

  • HOSTS: Natalie Morales and Erica Hill of NBC’s TODAY
  • WINNER: U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor raced to a first-place finish for the third consecutive year, finishing in a time of 1:12:51. The mark fell shy of her own event record time of 1:11:38, which she set in 2014. But the victory follows a monumental year for Kastor, in which she shattered the world masters half-marathon record at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in September, at the age of 41.
  • WOMEN RUN THE WORLD: In addition to promoting women’s empowerment, the 2015 event also addressed the impact of climate change and the importance of sustainability. In celebration of Earth Day and MORE magazine’s May climate change issue, this year’s Women Run the World™ program honored two women making a difference in this field: Pamela Alabaster, the Vice President of Global Corporate Responsibility at The Estee Lauder Companies, and Marguerite Lauter, the Regional Advocacy and Global Partnerships Coordinator at CARE.

  • HOST: TODAY with Kathie Lee & Hoda co-host Hoda Kotb
  • WINNER: Three-time U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor, 41, raced to a first place finish and shattered the previous course record time of 1:13:25 set in 2013, running a blazing 1:11:38, setting not only a new event record, but also a new U.S. Masters record
  • To mark the 11th annual race, MORE and FITNESS announced the winners of the first-ever Women Run the World™ Essay Contest, which celebrated five women who shared their stories of triumph and accomplishment in the face of adversity

  • 10th Anniversary 
    • HOST: Days of Our Lives and The Biggest Loser star Alison Sweeney and Morning Joe co-host Mika Brzezinski co-hosted. Sweeney and Brzezinski both participated in the race for the first time and crossed the finish line within two hours before a cheering crowd of 16,000; Sweeney finished in 1:59:50 and Brzezinski finished in 1:49:19
    • WINNER: Three-time U.S. Olympian Deena Kastor, 40, cruised to the finish, breaking the standing event record and setting a new course record of 1:13:25.05 by mere tenths of a second
    • WOMEN RUN THE WORLD: To mark the 10th annual race, MORE and FITNESS created “Women Run the World” to honor 10 fearless females who shattered gender roles in business, education, health, media and other leading fields over the last decade.  The 2013  “Women Run the World” honorees included: The View co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Girl Scouts of the USA CEO Anna Maria Chávez, U.S. Congressman Marsha Blackburn, President/CEO of Citi’s Women & Co. Linda Descano, CFAÒ, Founder of AFYA Danielle Butin, Founder/Executive Director of the Red Hook Initiative Jill Eisenhard, model and tri-athlete Jenny Fletcher, Medical Director of the Breast Health Program of Holy Redeemer Health System Beth Dupree, Founding Director of the Solutions Journalism Network and Editor Emeritus of Feministing.com Courtney E. Martin and Chief Petty Officer Hsiao-Chin Chiang

  • HOST: The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • WINNER: Local running sensation Alemtsehay Misganaw, outran the course record of 1:14:40 and second-place finisher, three-time U.S. Olympian Jen Rhines, to finish in 1:13:25. Rhines, who led until mile 11, was not far behind at 1:14:05 (also beat the previous course record)

  • HOST: The View’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck
  • WINNER: First-place winner, Sheri Piers, 39, of Falmouth, ME completed the course in 1 hour, 17 minutes, and 27 seconds winning the inaugural “Meyerhoff” trophy named in honor of the race’s 2010 champion Sally Meyerhoff, who died in a cycling accident the month prior
    • Sally’s sister, Samantha Meyerhoff, 21, ran the race in honor of her sister, and finished in fourth place at 1:26:30

  • HOST: Sex and the City actress Kristin Davis
  • WINNER: Sally Meyerhoff won the 2010 MORE Magazine/FITNESS Magazine Women’s Half-Marathon in 1:14:40

  • For the first time ever, two national brands in support of women’s wellness and empowerment, MORE and FITNESS magazines, joined forces to present the sixth-annual MORE /FITNESS Marathon + Half-Marathon.
  • Due to unseasonably warm race-day conditions, officials canceled the marathon (26.2 miles) and conducted the half-marathon (13.1 miles) as an un-scored, noncompetitive event in which slower walkers were encouraged to exit the course after seven miles.
  • HOST: Carol Alt , supermodel, actress and author
  • SPOKESWOMEN: Women’s running pioneers Lynn Jennings of Portland, OR, a three-time U.S. Olympian and world champion, Kelly Keeler Ramacier of Paul, MN, two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier, Jody Hawkins of Frisco, TX, 2008 USA masters cross country champion, and Susan Loken of Phoenix, AZ, three-time defending MORE Marathon champion, served as race spokeswomen
  • WINNER: 2008 Olympian, Magdalena Lewy Boulet, 35, of Oakland, CA, who ran approximately 1:18:05 (exact times were not recorded)

  • HOST: Kim Alexis, actress
  • SPOKESWOMEN: Kelly Keeler Ramacier, 2004 U.S. Olympic Marathon Team Trials, Susan Loken, three-time MORE Magazine Marathon champion and course record-holder, Jody Hawkins, USA masters cross country champion, Lynn Jennings, three-time U.S. Olympian and world champion
  • WINNER: Stephanie Hodge, 42, crossed the finish line to win the 2008 MORE Marathon with a time of 3:01:50

  • HOST: Mariel Hemingway, actress
  • WINNER: Third-time winner Susan Loken, 43, of Phoenix, AZ., finished the marathon in 2:47:52

  • HOST: Cheryl Ladd, actress
  • SPOKESWOMEN: Elite runners Kathrine Switzer (first woman to run Boston Marathon, NYC Marathon winner), Grete Waitz (Olympic silver medalist 1984, 9-time winner of New York City Marathon), and Lynn Jennings (America’s best distance runner ever–three World Cross Country Championships titles, an Olympic bronze medal, 2 World Indoor Championships).
  • WINNER: Defending 2005 champion, Susan Loken, 42, won with a time of 2:50:01

  • HOST: Karen Duffy, model/actress/author
  • SPOKESWOMEN: Elite runners Kathrine Switzer (first woman to run Boston Marathon, NYC Marathon winner) and Grete Waitz (Olympic silver medalist 1984, 9-time winner of New York City Marathon).
  • WINNER: Susan Loken, won with an official time of 2:45:35, aMORE Marathon record

  • MORE MAGAZINE AND NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS HOST’S WORLD’S FIRST MARATHON FOR WOMEN OVER 40—SUNDAY, MARCH 21, 2004
  • SPOKESWOMEN: Academy Award winning actress Mary Steenburgen (Joan of Arcadia)
  • WINNER: Former Irish Olympian Marie Murphy, who turned 45 two days after the race, retired from racing in 1992, was so inspired by the 40+ race she had to run again. 3:04:03

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SHAPE Magazine

Launched in 1981, SHAPE helps women achieve the best versions of themselves while understanding that healthy living is more than an endgame—it’s a source of personal joy and lasting reward. SHAPE magazine is published 10 times a year with a rate base of 2.5 million and an audience of 31+ million, reaching women across all platforms, including the 10.4 million users on Shape.com and Fitnessmagazine.com, and through award-winning consumer events and innovative brand extensions.

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Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit nyrr.org.

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