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Half Marathon draws 28k runners in 40th year

May 20, 2024 Brooklyn Eagle Staff
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CONEY ISLAND — MORE THAN 28,000 RUNNERS crossed the Coney Island finish line on Saturday at this year’s RBC Brooklyn Half marathon, reports the Brooklyn Paper, marking the 40th year of the race’s history. The event is the largest half-marathon in the country, according to organizer New York Road Runners, breaking its own record set last year. The 13.1-mile course began in Prospect Park, with the first wave of runners setting out at 7 a.m. Brooklyn’s own Ryan Cutter took first place in the men’s division with a time of 1:04:08, while the Brooklyn Track Club’s Sofia Camacho Ferral took first in the nonbinary division with 1:14:06, and Kim Conley of Flagstaff, Arizona won the women’s division with 1:12:41.

The RBC Brooklyn Half is frequently confused with the Brooklyn Half Marathon, a relative newcomer to the city’s race scene that began in 2018 and took place last month; the Road Runners are currently embroiled in a lawsuit with the other race’s organizers over exclusive rights to the “Brooklyn Half Marathon” name.

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