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This weekend, 25 athletes representing Robin Hood crossed the finish line of the Ironman US Championships held in New York City. For more than half of the athletes, this was their first time participating in an Ironman. With nearly 2,500 participants, Robin Hood’s team of 25 was definitely a noticeable force out on the course.
And while just finishing the race is a feat in itself, a few athletes had stand out, poverty-fighting performances:
- Our top female athlete posted the second fastest swim for women, won her age group (25-29) and qualified for the Ironman World Championship held in Kona, Hawaii.
- Our top male athlete ran the 10th fastest marathon split (3:11:34) and finished 75th overall and 15th in his age group.
It was an incredibly inspiring day, for our athletes and the City of New York. Next up – the NYC Marathon!
Thank you to all the atheles that ran, swam, and biked on the behalf of Robin Hood:
*Robin Hood Board Member
Last night, 20 members of Robin Hood’s Team Endurance and Ironman team gathered in preparation for the Ironman US Championships being held this Saturday in New York City.
Hosted by Bowery Residence Committee (BRC), a Robin Hood funded program, the menu was heavy on carbs and inspiration. The athletes were treated to a delicious meal, cooked and served by clients of BRC’s homeless shelter who are currently enrolled in their culinary training program. Freshly baked bread was provided by another Robin Hood funded program, Hot Bread Kitchen.
In 3 days, these athletes (including one Robin Hood board member) will compete in the Ironman in support of Robin Hood. They don’t call it an “Ironman” for nothing—the race includes a 2.4-mile swim in the Hudson, a 112-mile bike along the Palisades and then a refreshing 26.2-mile run that finishes in Riverside Park. Many will post times upwards of 12 hours. No one ever said poverty fighting was easy.
Come join the Robin Hood cheering section Saturday evening in Riverside Park at 96th street, starting at 5:30pm!