Thomas Streitberg of Singapore set a new PR despite rainy conditions this past Sunday at the New York City Marathon. More impressively, he ran a negative split on a course that gets much harder in the second half. His official time was 3:13:41 (1:37:09 first half, 1:36:32 second half). [Full Results]
After the race he commented, “I went from 3.27 to 3.13, so I’m pretty proud. All credit to Alvina and the team.” His coach, Alvina Begay, passes the credit back to her athlete, “He has such a positive attitude and did a good job communicating with me. I think his continuous communication despite being so far away was key to his success and big PR.”
Finally, we have to note that Thomas’ previous best (3:27) was set in Berlin so apparently, especially considering his negative split in NYC, he loves/gets stronger on the hills! Incredible.