A Who’s Who of Famous Athletes Participating in the 2023 Brooklyn Half

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    On May 20th, there will be the Brooklyn Half Marathon held in the borough of Brooklyn. The forecast predicts for rain, and the humidity is expected to be at 86 percent. This is typical spring weather in New York. As a result, runners who compete this weekend on the Coney Island Boardwalk may anticipate being drenched in more ways than one as they make their way to the finish line.

    Putting aside all jokes about the weather, it looks like this race is going to be just as good as it always is. And whether you’re participating in the race or going to watch it this weekend, there’s a good chance you’ll recognise some well-known people. The following is a list of noteworthy people who are operating the borough this weekend.

    Ellie Kemper, actress

    “The Office” and “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” star Ellie Kemper did not have a good experience in the New York City Marathon. “I texted my sister during the [New York City marathon], ‘This is the worst day of my life’… I have no choice but to do this task since I do not want to remain unfinished. I did a lot of walking,” she said to Rachel Ray. We wish her a more pleasant experience overall at the BK race that will take place this weekend.

    Nev Schulman, a well-known face on television

    This next weekend, Nev Schulman, star of the MTV show “Catfish,” will be in Brooklyn, and anyone who sees him will have the opportunity to affirm (for good this time) that he has not been catfishing members of the general public for the entirety of his career. The Brooklyn Half that Schulman ran the year before took him 1:28:45 to finish. When asked about the meal he had the night before the race, Schulman recalls saying, “I had some pasta and I had some fish.” I ate a lollipop that tasted like buffalo chicken. Which was great, but there was no need for more than one.” A

    Tiki Barber, former NFL star

    Former New York Giants running back Tiki Barber has competed in and finished more than 15 full and half marathons combined. “My body is more welcoming to half; the full marathon wears me out,” he told Boardroom. “My body is more welcoming to half.” It appears that the distance covered during the course of this weekend will be just right.

    Casey Neistat, a viral video star on YouTube

    Casey Neistat, a well-known filmmaker and YouTube personality, competed in the New York City Marathon in 2022. “I got my a$$ kicked today in the New York City Marathon,” the participant said. There’s nothing like a distance of 26.2 miles to put someone in their place. Still the best day of the year, by far,” he said as a caption for one of his post-race photos. On Saturday, his goal is to go the equivalent of one-half of that distance over the Brooklyn Bridge.

    Cailin Bracken is a mental health advocate in addition to being a lacrosse player for NCAA Division I.

    Cailin Bracken, who won a championship in lacrosse in the past, will also be competing in the race. Throughout her career, Bracken has been vocal about the strain and demands that come with being a professional athlete, and it is likely that after the race, she will have some encouraging words to share with the audience.

    Zaida Espinoza, Iraq War veteran & mental health advocate

    Zaida Espinoza, a veteran of the Army National Guard, took up running so that she could better acclimatise to life in the civilian world. She now claims that the sport allows her the time and space she needs to work through the residual effects of the Iraq War. “When I am running and I feel myself struggling, I remind myself why I am doing this and that my girls are watching me. This helps me push through the struggle.” She shared with New York Road Runners that she has “made peace” with herself as well as the circumstances that have shaped her into the person she is today. “I no longer avoid confronting my feelings,” the speaker said.

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