NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – More than 15,000 runners took part in the eighth annual NYC Half Marathon.
The 13.1-mile race through Manhattan began in Central Park at 7:30 a.m. and the participants crossed the finish line on South Street.READ MORE: Black History Is Our History: World Champion Gymnast Wendy Hilliard Uses Her Own Experience To Encourage Next Generation Of Black Athletes To Succeed
Some runners marked St. Patrick’s Day by donning kelly green running gear.
One participant in the half marathon opted for a purple kilt, and said the outfit has a special meaning.
“I’m running actually for Team Molly, Molly Serrano, who’s a 38-year-old female down in Florida who’s battling pancreatic cancer,” the runner told WCBS 880’s Monica Miller.