Brendan Martin, Megan Hogan, and Abiyot Endale will lead NYRR’s local elite talent against renowned professional athlete fields - NEW YORK - The best local runners in the New York metropolitan area will take on the top professional runners in the world at the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half on Sunday, March 15, 2015, it was announced by Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners. Top-tier New York residents include 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier Brendan Martin of Smithtown, 2014 Hartford Half-Marathon champion Megan Hogan of Manhattan, and 2012 Hartford Marathon champion Abiyot Endale of the Bronx.
“The tremendous talent and experience of our top local elites has created one of the most competitive road-racing circuits in the country,” said Wittenberg. “Brendan, Megan, Abiyot, and all of our runners from the five boroughs and surrounding area are the pride of NYRR. Their passion for training and competing on the streets and in the parks of New York is unmatched, and we look forward to seeing them compete against a world-class field on their home turf at the 2015 United Airlines NYC Half”