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NYRR Advisory Council

Established in 2015, the New York Road Runners Advisory Council was created in an effort to help advance the organization’s mission to help and inspire people through running. The council is composed of leaders from various professions and geographic locations, brought together through the running community. They provide insight, advice, and support to NYRR’s leadership.

Some are true champions with Olympic gold medals and world records; others are writers, actors, chefs, and academics who love our sport, have run the New York City Marathon, and believe that we can empower people through running.

Members of the New York Road Runners Advisory Council include:
 

  • Joan Benoit Samuelson, Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist, U.S. running legend, New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Mark Bittman, Food journalist, author, former columnist for The New York Times, five-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman of Tata Sons, three-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, Oncologist, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, NYC Half participant
  • Haile Gebrselassie, Olympic Gold Medalist, New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Malcolm Gladwell, Writer and speaker, NYRR race participant in varying distances
  • Raúl, Former captain of Real Madrid, led the Club to  numerous championships, and club’s former leading scorer, one-time TCS NYC Marathon finisher 
  • Jesse Itzler, Entrepreneur, author, endurance athlete, founder of The 100 Mile Group, 12-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Cathy Lasry, Philanthropist, co-founder of NYRR Youth Running Series, four-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Spike Lee, Film director, producer, writer, actor, Grand Marshal of the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon
  • Edward Norton, Actor, Crowdrise founder, New York City Marathon participant
  • Paula Radcliffe, Marathon world record holder, British running legend, four-time New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Bill Rodgers, Four-time winner of the New York City and Boston Marathons, U.S. running legend, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Al Roker, TV personality, New York City Marathon participant
  • Marcus Samuelsson, Renowned chef, two-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Frank Shorter, Olympic Marathon Gold Medalist, U.S. running legend, New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Germán Silva, Olympian, two-time New York City Marathon winner, 14-time New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Adam Silver, Commissioner of the NBA, participant in NBA Relay at the 2014 TCS New York City Marathon, two-time New York City Marathon participant
  • Guhan Subramanian, Professor at Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School
  • Paul Tergat, Former marathon, track, and cross country world record holder, Kenyan running legend, three-time New York City Marathon participant, NYRR Hall of Fame inductee
  • Billy Webster, Former appointments secretary to President Bill Clinton, business executive
  • Caroline Wozniacki, Professional tennis player, 2014 New York City Marathon participant
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