2.2 MANHATTAN: men to watch

This years race over the Manhattan Bridge brings some new athletes, as well as some TTB veterans.  Below are the athletes that we have our eyes on:


 Photo by George Grullon

Photo by George Grullon

DANIEL MEDINA

WHY WE ARE WATCHING HIM: Daniel is a beast and a has a HUGE NIKE NRC following of supporters on FB!  He took 4th place in his debut TTB over the Manhattan last year, and won 1st last March over the Williamsburg.  He says that Manhattan is his least favorite bridge in the city so his tactic is simple - "crush it".

RUNNING BACKGROUND: "I started running in the 7th grade after I moved to Illinois. High school cross country was my most competitive in the sport where I led my team to back-to-back conference/regional champs and two years with perfect seasons."

CREW/TEAM: RASA and LSTC.

MILE PR: 4:31

5K PR: 15:27


TIM ROSSI

WHY WE ARE WATCHING HIM: Another strong runner stemming from NIKE NRC, Tim took 3rd place at TTB Manhattan last year, and 2nd at Williamsburg in March.  He is just coming back from injury, but that didn't stop him in Williamsburg.  We like his motto: "never run a race as if Iā€™m not in PR shape.ā€ (Nolan Hayes)

RUNNING BACKGROUND: "I started running recreationally my freshman year of college, but it was not until I graduated that I started taking it more seriously. I signed up for my first NYC marathon which kick-started my training, and since then I have been much more focused on running. Currently I am coming off of my second successive foot fracture (one on each foot yay!) but am working my way back to health."

CREW/CLUB:  Lost Boys Track Club

Mile PR:  4:46 (2015)

5k PR:  16:57 (2014)

 Photo by Graham Macindoe

Photo by Graham Macindoe


JEREMY MULVEY

WHY WE ARE WATCHING HIM:  This is Jeremy's first time racing Take the Bridge, but with his fast mile and 5K times, we are sure we will see him in the top 3.  He recently set his 5K PR indoors, with a last lap time of 71 seconds!

RUNNING BACKGROUND: "So, I started running for Port Richmond High school 9 years ago, and then ran DIII Cross Country for SUNY New Paltz. I continue to train in post college grad dystopia trying to make a name for myself in the world of running."

CREW/CLUB:  Lost Boys Track Club

Mile PR:  4:26

5k PR:  16:15


MYLES FENNON

WHY WE ARE WATCHING HIM:  Myles raced his first TTB over Williamsburg last March, and brought with him several of his NP female runners!  He held his own, coming in 3rd place. He recently also took 3rd place at TNFECS at Blue Mountain, and in April joined Knox Robinson in a challenge to race the Bear Mountain 50K and the Red Hook Crit 5K in one day. Two weeks prior, he raced the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:49.37.! You're killing us Myles!

RUNNING BACKGROUND: "I like to think of myself as a rusted beat up swiss army knife of a runner.  Will run anything from a stair run to a 100 miler, and everything in between. "

CREW/CLUB:  November Project

MILE PR:  4:51

5K PR:  16:56

 Photo provided by November Project

Photo provided by November Project


RYAN STARBUCK

WHY WE ARE WATCHING HIM: New to racing and Take the Bridge, we think Ryan is a big contender! He has a stellar STRAVA page, and a fast 5K.  This past April he finished the Boston Marathon with a time of 2:51.

RUNNING BACKGROUND: "I started running/racing in 2011 and have since completed 9 marathons as well as a ton of other races. I've been running for CPTC since Fall 2014. My favorite distance is the marathon but I do everything from 5K to ultras."

CREW/CLUB:  Central Park Track Club

MILE PR:  5:07 -Sept '14

5K PR:  17:32