November 3, 2013

The Elite Gift, New York City Marathon 2013

It's November 3rd, 2013 and it's my favorite day of the year: the New York City Marathon!!!  A year ago, I started my 365 day countdown to NYCM and expected that when I woke up this morning, it would be to head to Staten Island to conquer the 26.2 miles through the 5 boroughs. But life had a plan of it's own and here I am in a hotel room, waiting to watch the women take off and then head to the park to cheer. In my post about why I'm not racing this year, I allude to several big projects, dreams come true, but didn't specify... well one such project was designing and engraving the gifts given to the elite athletes for NYCM.

Here they are, the gifts that NYRR commissioned me to design. For the men, a Sterling Silver Key Ring. For the women, a Sterling Silver necklace. The opportunity of a lifetime and I couldn't be prouder. Over the weekend, I've seen images of these amazing and inspiring athletes wearing my hard work and I still can't believe it. I'm honored and grateful.
Wishing the best of luck to everyone racing this morning. I'm honored to cheer you on and hope you have the race of your dreams!!!
Jelena Prokopcuka wearing her ESD! Photo courtesy of Robert Reese

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