2013 NYC Marathon
Running in the 2013 ING New York City Marathon was an experience of a lifetime. To participate in the first major marathon since the Boston Bombings and to be cheered on by tens of thousands of New Yorkers and tourists from all over the world was something we’ll always cherish. It took months of handwork, dedication, and training to get to the finish line. Even with all the training, there were some obstacles that still proved difficult to overcome. Like the infamous cold, windy, and uphill mile 15, crossing over the Queensboro Bridge into Manhattan. You never really know how many hills there are in New York City until you’re forced to run through all five boroughs. The route took us over the Verrazano Bridge in Staten Island, passing through the brownstones in Brooklyn, then onto the row houses of Queens, across the East River among the Skyscrapers of Manhattan, and on to the The Bronx, before returning back to Manhattan to ultimately finish in Central Park. It was an accomplishment we hope everyone can someday experience, and having the opportunity to do so with a brother officer made it all that more special.