Keeping up with the NYC Half Marathon on East Broadway [PHOTOS]

Posted on: March 19th, 2018 at 5:04 am by

At the Lower East Side leg of the NYC Half Marathon, fans were somewhat sparse, yet no less rabid. The St. Patrick’s Day hangover likely kept most people at bay.

For much of the morning, roughtly 22,000 runners streamed off the Manhattan Bridge, onto Canal Street, then down East Broadway.

We stood near the three-mile marker on Canal Street and outside 169 Bar. The front runners hit the block at around the 20-minute mark, and it was just a constant swarm until close after 10am.

Winners of the 13.1 mile city tour were Ben True on the men’s side with 1:02:39 (the first finish for an American), and Buze Diriba (Ethiopia) on the women’s side with 1:12:23.

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