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Fields announced for Professional Wheelchair Race at 2014 NYC Half Marathon

March 5, 2014 1:38:41 PM PST
The fields for the inaugural professional wheelchair race at the 2014 NYC Half Marathon have been revealed! New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg announced that American Paralympians Josh George and Amanda McGrory will lead a powerhouse field of stars on Sunday, March 16th.

The professional wheelchair field will feature 10 Paralympians. In addition to Josh George, top men announced include five-time Paralympian Krige Schabort (USA), 2012 Bank of Chicago Marathon runner-up Adam Bleakney (USA), three-time Paralympian Michel Filteau (Canada), and Paralympian Gyu Dae Kim (South Korea).

Joining McGrory and adding to the depth of the women's roster are reigning Paralympic marathon gold medalist Shirley Reilly (USA), 2008 Paralympian Chelsea McClammer (USA), three-time Paralympian Diane Roy (Canada), and 2013 ASICS LA Marathon winner Susannah Scaroni (USA).

Don't forget to check out our special section for more on the 2014 NYC Half Marathon.

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The NYC Half will be broadcast live in the New York City metropolitan area on WABC-TV from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. EDT. Viewers can also watch the race on 7online.com from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m. EDT, or via WatchABC on mobile devices) from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. EDT (for participating cable providers). For those who have video subscriptions with affiliated providers, the race will also be available via WatchESPN from 7:00 to 10:30 a.m.

The NYC Half boasts an on-street experience like no other, taking participants on a 13.1-mile tour of Manhattan. The course winds through the rolling hills of Central Park, up to Harlem, down to the bright lights of Times Square, and along the Hudson River waterfront to a finish in lower Manhattan. On the Run, NYRR's behind-the-scenes webcast available at ontherun.nyrr.org, takes viewers inside the NYC Half and will air Tuesday through Sunday of race week.


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