MARK POWER

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Madhattan Run 2012 – NYC’s Ultra-marathon

On December 1 2012, which happened to be a chilly Saturday, the first official Madhattan Run was held. A charity fun run organised by myself and my good buddy Declan Sherman, it is technically an ultra-marathon as it is a 54km circumnavigation around the island of Manhattan. Due to super-storm Sandy’s devastation to parts of New York and the subsequent cancellation of the New York Marathon, we were inundated with registrations as many were race ready but with no run to race. In the end we allowed 45 ‘mad’ people to run in the inaugural Madhattan Run.

The winner finished in 4hs 40 mins and the final competitor came in at a little over 9hrs, but everyone was a winner. Overall, all competitors raised in excess of $30,000 for the victims of super-storm Sandy.

To learn more about the Madhattan Run, visit http://www.madhattanrun.com

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Pre-race registration – very professional as you can see

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The Madhattan Team

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Nutrition provided by mother nature and Health Warrior Chia Bars

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Being interviewed by Australia morning television show Sunrise

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Nervous competitors getting psyched up for the 54kms ahead

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The Madhattan Girls

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Pre-race jitters

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The organisers – Declan, Mark and Dan

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The race start from Tribeca

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Running up the East-side

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Madhattan Motivator

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‘I know I organised this, but where to next?’

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Making it to the top of Manhattan

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Inwood Park, the tip of Manhattan

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Madhattan Run afterparty – worth the pain

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50 marathons in 50 states this year – Inspirational

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The Legend that is Gene Schafer of Arc Athletics

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