Congratulations to Rachel and Iain – our lucky winners of the New Balance Run NYC Marathon competition.
Rachel and Iain both receive event entry to the New York Marathon for them and a friend, as well as return flights, accommodation, transfers, A$250 per person spending money and New Balance gear, courtesy of our great friends at New Balance.
Rachel Lewis, Melbourne
This opportunity fills me with pure joy!
Your first marathon? I ran one last year so this will be my second.
Your race-day goal? To get a new personal best. That’s anything under 4 hours, but I would be very happy with a 3:45!
Your plus-1? My husband. He is my running inspiration, my coach and my number one supporter. Taking him with me is the best way imaginable to thank him for supporting and encouraging me.
Iain McLaren, Perth
I really can’t believe this has happened to me!
Your first marathon? It will be my fourth but my first outside of Perth.
Your race-day goal? To run a sub-4 hour. There’s a lot of runners on the day so it could be difficult finding space to run your own race and pace on the day. I just want to enjoy the experience.
Your plus-1? My beautiful girlfriend, Karolina. We have both wanted to do this race for a long time so it’s going to be amazing to be able to participate and experience it together.