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Popular Brooklyn Half Marathon

Saturday May 19th, 2018
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: 05/19/2018 Distance: Half Marathon
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 1:04:20 Fikadu Girma Teferi 24 NY
2nd Male 1:05:24 Birhanu Dare Kemal 31 NY
3rd Male 1:06:07 Harvert Okuti 32 NY
4th Male 1:06:26 Tadesse Yae Dabi 25 New York, NY
Female 1:15:13 Denna Kastor 45 CA
2nd Female 1:16:02 Erika Fluehr 24 NY
3rd Female 1:16:07 Julianne Quinn 29 NY
4th Female 1:16:36 Leigh Sharek 28 Brooklyn, NY
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 1:06:52 Mengistu Tabor Nebsi 43 NEW YORK, NY
M 50-59 1:16:27 Brad Kelley 52 Jackson Heights, NY
M 60-69 1:27:48 Greg Diamond 60 Cortlandt Manor, NY
M 70+ 1:42:01 Julio Aguirre 63 Perth Amboy, NJ
F 40-49 1:19:34 Megan Foster 41 New York, NY
F 50-59 1:22:19 Fiona Bayly 55 New York, NY
F 60-69 1:43:59 Dolores Doman 61 Dolores Doman
F 70+ 2:23:58 Sherry Feathers 73 Savannah, GA
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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