On November 5, 2017, five runners—one from each borough of New York City—competed in the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge, a race within the TCS New York City Marathon. Meet the members of the 2017 Foot Locker Five-Borough Challenge and read their inspiring stories.
The five members of the 2017 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge Team have each drawn inspiration from running in order to face significant challenges in their lives. They took their 2017 TCS New York City Marathon experience to a higher level and show their pride in their borough, while bringing awareness to the challenges they’ve faced.
The Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge Team was treated as VIPs during race week, and on November 5 they had their own start time and were featured on the WABC-TV, Channel 7 television broadcast. Challenge Team members ran the first 13.1 miles of the marathon together; after that, they were free to run alone or stay with the group. Peter O'Rourke of Brooklyn finished with the fastest time, becoming the 2017 Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge champion and winning a Tiffany & Co. trophy and citywide bragging rights. Check out the complete results.