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The Staten Island Half Marathon will send an estimated 10,000 runners to the streets Sunday morning, beginning and finishing in St. George.
The new race starting line is on Bay Street at Slosson Terrace, approximately a half mile from the ferry terminal and the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.
Local marathoner Mike Cassidy (New York Athletic Club) placed 10th overall with a time of 1:10.58, while Victoria Pontecorvo (Staten Island Athletic Club) turned in a solid women’s time of 1:26.46.
I caught up to both distance running standouts at the water logged finish line and will file a story this afternoon.
Cassidy tweaked his left hamstring recently at a race in Philadelphia and this was his first real test since that injury. Half Marathon three consecutive times (2011,
2012, 2013) earlier this decade. Local marathoner Mike Cassidy has moved into the top 10 according to th NYRR tracker above.
Should be at the finish line within a half hour or so. Olympic Trials marathon qualifer) and Victoria Pontecorvo are out on the extremely wet and windy 13.1 mile course.
I’ll try to meet them at the finish line.
THE LONG WALK TO STARTING LINE
More on, than off. Just grabbed a egg and cheese sandwich at John’s Gourmet Deli across the street from the ballpark, where runners are seeking shelter from the storm. A couple of guys from Brooklyn said they just received an e mail a day or two ago about the new starting line, which is in the direction of Victory Blvd.