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Sports Business Executives Share Photos, Comments After Finishing ING N.Y. Marathon

We put out the call last week seeking those running in yesterday's ING N.Y. Marathon, the first after last year's cancellation due to Hurricane Sandy. We appreciate the many readers who sent in their times and thoughts from the experience. We would like to congratulate all those who competed and ran through N.Y.'s five boroughs. The following is a list of readers who shared their experience with us and images from the day.

NAME TITLE
TIME
COMMENTS
Emily
Clements
MATTER Account Exec
4:12:13
After successfully completing her first marathon, Clements reunited with her family members and immediately inquired, “What’s the Saints score?"
Sean
Dennison
MLS Dir of Corporate Communications
6:13:39
 
Emily
Favret
MATTER Account Exec
3:52:21
It's amazing what can be done when it feels like an entire city is cheering for you. What an incredible day for our city and the running community. My first New York Marathon and definitely not my last!
Matt
Humphrey
NASCAR Manager of Competition Communications
4:25:26
My wife met me at the finish line -- exactly one year after I proposed to her at the same location. We became engaged at the finish line the Saturday following the 2012 marathon cancellation. And since she works for ASAP Sports, she had access to meet me there this year and even though we are already married, I asked her to marry me again. Thank goodness she said yes!
Brad
Jones
Braves Dir of Partnership Services
3:30:27
What an incredible experience. The volunteers and fans were great. Running over into Manhattan is a rush, but I still say my favorite is mile 8 in Brooklyn. Hats off to NYRR for keeping everything moving with the added security.
Tyler
Kupper
USA Today Dir of Sports Media Group Leagues & Properties
4:37:23
I have done 7 marathons and nothing compares to the ING New York City Marathon. Nothing compares in terms of excitement, in terms of vigor, and in terms satisfaction when you complete it. When you hit your breaking point, you have crowds 8-10 deep cheering you on. This year was tough with the wind and cold, but I wouldn't trade the experience for anything else.
Chris
Marciani
MLB VP/National Sales
3:15:53
NYRR did it again, another great marathon! During the race, I had to battle the wind in a few spots but other than that I had a great run. Also, NYRR and the city did a great job increasing security without disrupting the runner experience. Looking forward to running again in 2014.
Matt
McCullough
MATTER Account Supervisor
3:30:57
The fans lining the course were incredible and deserve a huge thank you. Their relentless energy and encouragement for all 26.2 miles carried me through to the finish line.
Barbara
McHugh
MLBAM Senior Marketing Dir
3:31:21
It's been 6 years since my last NYC Marathon and on Sunday I was reminded how great of a race it is. It's a roller coaster day of emotions, but a sporting event you yearn to experience again and again. A huge thanks to all family, friends and strangers that cheer us on and push us to the finish line.
Nan
Moses
MLS Partnership Marketing Coordinator
4:24:30
 
Josh
Neier
MLS Senior Financial Dir
3:22:53
 
Lindsay
Nevins
MLS Special Events Dir
4:22:42
 
Nikolay
Panchev
Turnkey Intelligence VP/Consumer Research
3:29:29
It was a little windy but overall a great day for running. The crowd was incredible, I had a great time and enjoyed every moment of it. The organization of the event was spotless, which is impressive given its scale and increased security measures.
Sam
Ryan
MLB Network host/reporter
5:32:00
I didn't realize just how emotional the experience would be.  The calm and quiet of the Verrazano bridge into the crowded streets of Brooklyn was simply fantastic. Some may call it a once in a lifetime experience, but I loved it so much, I'll be back for the 2014 NYC Marathon.
David Wahlen IMG Consulting Account Manager
4:00:51
Spectators make the race experience special. Hard to believe people drop out with all the support you receive from each of the five boroughs. The feeling and sound coming off the Queensboro onto 1st Ave. is something everyone needs to experience once in their life, goosebumps for sure.

MORE RUNNERS: In addition to the reader-submitted times, there were several sports personalities who completed the marathon, including former U.S. Olympic swimmer Summer Sanders, Sportsnet's Nick Kypreos and NBC's Michelle Beadle.

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