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The Whole Half

The first NYRR half marathon of 2020 kicked off on Sunday, the day after our first real January snow. It wasn't exactly Snowpacolypse this time, and the sun made a welcome appearance in time for the race. In the men's race, Jeffrey Tente placed first for the team in 1:31:50 (7:01 pace), followed by Veteran superstar Tim Decker in 1:37:45 (7:28 pace and twenty-fifth in the 50-54 age group). Dave Kleckner and Jon Riecke also represented for the Flyer Veteran Men, placing third and fourth for the team in 1:41:22 (7:44 pace) and 1:41:35 (7:45 pace). Leonardo Souza finished fifth for the Flyer men in 1:42:34 (7:50 pace).

In the women's race, Marcy Withington and Frieda Edelmann placed first and second for the team, third and fourth Flyers overall, and first in the 50-54 age group and seventh in the 45-49 age group in 1:37:53 (7:28 pace) and 1:40:15 (7:39 pace). Laura Sackler captured third for the team and tenth in the 45-49 age group in 1:41:57 (7:47 pace). Arlyn Apollo placed fourth for the Flyer women and twelfth in the 45-49 age group in 1:42:55 (7:51 pace), amd Manasi Agrawal brought it home for the team in 1:45:57 (8:05 pace).

There were plenty of other age group honors to go around, too: Ami Thakkar (fourth in the women's 50-54 age group); Denise Iannizzotto (fifth in the wome's 55-59 age group); Brad Goz (ninth in the men's 65-69 age group); Yumi Morishige (seventh in the women's 50-54 age group); Howard Tanz (third in the men's 70-75 age group); Vice President Elaine Rosen (seventh in the women's 60-64 age group); Debora McDuffie-Saat (ninth in the women's 60-64 age group); Barbara Paer (sixth in the women's 65-69 age group); Barbara Fratta (fourth in the women's 70-74 age group); and Karen Kenney (ninth in the women's 70-74 age group).