BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Carlos Londono of Berkeley Heights was among the finishers at the NYC Marathon last Sunday. His day began at dawn to get to the Staten Island Ferry to meet the other 50,000 runners that participated in the marathon.
Among the Berkeley Height racers are Carlos Londono, Paul Sieczka, Alan Frank, Steve Marinko, Matthew Han, Steve Beyer and Mary Housel.
Londono and his brother Cesar of Stirling, NJ finished in 4:03 and 4:25 respectively.
This race was Housel's third full marathon, shaving 40 minutes from her personal record, finishing in 4:04:35. This was her second marathon since having her daughter in 2011.
Beyer was running his second full marathan and beat his first time by 21 minutes, finishing this marathon in 4:04:57. He ran his first marathon last year in Philadelphia. He looks forward to running in next year's NYC Marathon.
"Overall it was a fantastic time," said Londono. "The weather, police and all involved were professional and everything went smoothly." The fans along the route helped to motivate and were appreciated.