For the first time, Queens Half takes to the streets
by Shane Miller
Nov 20, 2017 | 7202 views | 0 0 comments | 194 194 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Queens Half Marathon 2017
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For the first time in its four-year history, the Queens Half Marathon left the friendly confines of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, taking runners through the streets of Flushing.

Over 3,000 runner left the park for a run down Booth Memorial Avenue, looping around the Kissena Park before eventually making their way to Main Street and the Queens Botanical Garden before re-entering the park for the final seven miles.

The top male finisher was Umberto Persi of Italy, who clocked a time of 1:11:40. On the women's side, Laura Dunn of Scotland took top honors, finishing in 1:21:49.

The first runner from Queens on the men's side was seventh-place finisher Logan Desouza of Long Island City with a time of 1:18:27. The fastest time by a Brooklyn resident went to Spencer Gallop, whose time of 1:22:18 was good enough for 15th place.

The top time from Queens from a woman was the 1:32:12 race run by Deki Yangzom of Elmhurst, who finished 99th overall and seventh among woman. The first Brooklyn woman to cross the finish line was Regan Colestock, who turned in a time of 1:34:19, which landed her in 129th place overall and 13th among female runners.
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