In her 154th NYRR race at the New York City Marathon, Denise Iannizzotto ran her best race yet. At age 56, this New York Flyer still shows no signs of slowing down. Denise managed to set a course PR (3:17:17) in her 14th finish in New York. She ran over 5-minutes faster than her performance last year when she took home 1st place in the F55 division. To top that she set a lifetime half marathon PR during the first half of the race (1:36:40). [Official Result]
“This was by far one of my proudest running moments, said Denise.” After the race her coach commented, “Things flowed really well for Denise this season. She started our 18-week build-up with a little less fitness than last year so it was tough for her to grapple with that mentally. She stuck with the plan and kept slowly improving right up until the race. It was really beautiful to watch,” said Brian Rosetti.