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Meet The Face Of The New York City Marathon

Runners of the 2009 New York City Marathon pass through Williamsburg - Brooklyn, NY - Nov 1, 2009 - Photo: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images

Runners of the 2009 New York City Marathon pass through Williamsburg – Brooklyn, NY – Nov 1, 2009 – Photo: Afton Almaraz/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - On the sides of city buses and on the subways, on light pole banners and magazines, you’ll see her. Her name is Veronica Velasquez.

WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports


Veronica Velasquez - File / Photo: New York Road Runners

Veronica Velasquez - File / Photo: New York Road Runners

“When I do see the posters, I’m like ‘Oh, there’s me! That’s funny!’. Then I’m like ‘Oh G-d, why am I not running right now?’,” Velasquez told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

The 30-year-old graphic designer from Brooklyn posed for a friend in her running clothes and New York City Marathon officials liked the look.

She says, “It’s a little intense, but, at the same time, it’s kind of, I guess it’s part of the feat for me. You know, I have to run this crazy marathon and I’m everywhere. So, that’s like the kick in the butt I needed.”

This is Veronica’s first marathon – and New York City is watching.