ING New York City Marathon 2011 finisher

Slawomir Narel,

You are incredible—a champion in your own right!

You finished the world’s greatest marathon on Sunday and achieved something that most people only dream about.

You were part of a record-breaking weekend, in so many ways. More than 47,000 runners. A stunning $34 million raised for charity. Mutai’s 2:05:05 in New York is now the fastest performance on a record-certified course in the United States. In fact, the top three men as well as the women’s wheelchair champion beat course records.

We hope the moment of pure elation when you crossed the finish line will stay with you forever.

You’re an official ING New York City Marathon 2011 finisher with a time of 3:03:18. We call you champion. Don’t you love the sound of that?

On behalf of NYRR—your biggest fans,

Mary Wittenberg
Race Director, ING New York City Marathon
President and CEO, New York Road Runners