Mike Cassidy Wins Staten Island Half-Marathon for Third Time

By Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac
Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.
October 13, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—Mike Cassidy, a native of Staten Island, New York City, won his third consecutive Staten Island Half-Marathon Sunday morning with a time of 1 hour, 7 minutes, and 15 seconds. That was 31 seconds better than last year’s time and over a minute off his first win in 2011 coming in at 1 hour, 8 minutes, and 38 seconds.

Cassidy has been running since he was a freshman in high school in 1999. He has also run the New York City Marathon three years and he has run Olympic trials. 

The annual half-marathon is part of the New York Road Runner’s 5-Borough Series.

Jennifer Lee, another participant running in her first half-marathon, also crossed the finish line.

How did she  feel? “I feel like I want to die. Like I want to cut off my legs, like my eyeballs hurt, like I need someone to get me a pizza right away.”

Lee said she posted a better time today than her 17-mile training run last weekend. The half-marathon is 13.1 miles (21.1 km).

Bill Young, another participant, tweeted: “Just finished the Staten Island Half-Marathon. Man I could go for a donut or two right now.”

View the gallery at: Staten Island Half-Marathon, Oct 13, 2013.

With additional reporting by Benjamin Chasteen

Tara MacIsaac is an editor and reporter who has worked on a variety of topics over the course of her ten years with The Epoch Times, including science, the environment, and local New York news. She is currently working with The Epoch Times edition based in Southern California.