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Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon

Saturday May 18th, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
Distance: Half Marathon

The Popular Brooklyn Half (previously Airbnb), the largest half-marathon in the country, is an iconic 13.1-mile journey through the amazing borough of Brooklyn. The race starts near the Brooklyn Museum and ends with a finish like no other on the Coney Island boardwalk. This half marathon takes runners on a brand-new course through Grand Army Plaza, around Prospect Park, down Ocean Parkway, and along the Coney Island boardwalk to the finish.

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Race Date: 05/18/2019 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:03:14 Louis Serafini 27 USA
2nd Male 1:03:27 Birhanu Dare Kemai 32 ETH
3rd Male 1:03:36 Urgesa Kedir Figa 23 ETH
4th Male 1:04:18 Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele 28 ETH
Female 1:12:54 Feyne Gudeto Gemeda 26 USA
2nd Female 1:13:06 Roberta Groner 41 USA
3rd Female 1:15:17 Harriott Kelly 31 USA
4th Female 1:15:17 Sarah Cummings 30 USA
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:11:59 Nicholas Thompson 43 USA
M 50-59 1:20:26 Adam Kuklinski 55 POL
M 60-69 1:28:05 Miguel Flores 61 USA
M 70+ 1:42:28 Julio Aguirre 72 USA
F 40-49 1:13:06 Roberta Groner 41 USA
F 50-59 1:21:49 Fiona Bayly 51 USA
F 60-69 1:36:38 Heather Tolford 61 USA
F 70+ 2:12:19 Melissa Kennedy 70 USA
Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon

On Saturday, the largest half-marathon in the country ran through the eclectic borough of Brooklyn, and a 13.1-mile party exploded on the streets.

With beer, hot dogs, and the beach waiting at the finish line of the Brooklyn Half, 27,400 runners tackled a 13.1-mile journey that started at the Brooklyn Museum, circled Grand Army Plaza, looped around hilly Prospect Park, flattened out along Ocean Parkway, and ended on the iconic Coney Island boardwalk.
After an unseasonably warm week, cooler temps helped many runners post satisfyingly speedy times. This was especially true for today’s winner, Ethiopia's Girma Bekele Gebre,who crossed the finish in 1:04:56. Compatriot Mengistu Tabor Nebsi was eight tenths of a second behind him and Uganda's Harbert Okuti took third in 1:05:02.
Ayantu Dakebo Hailemaryam of Ethiopia was winner on the women’s side, taking the tape in 1:12:34. She was followed by 2014 USA Marathon Champion Esther Atkins and 2015 Airbnb Brooklyn Half winner Megan Hogan, who finished second and third, respectively, in 1:15:28 and 1:15:38.

A handful of celebs were spotted at the finish. Famous faces included Team for Kids Ambassador and former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber; model Candice Huffine, Catfishhost Nev Schulman, and YouTuber and filmmaker Casey Neistat.

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