The New York City Marathon was yesterday, and for the first time in 40 years an American, Shalane Flanagan, won the women’s race. Also, some chefs left their stove tops to join Flanagan for the annual jog. Eleven Madison Park’s Daniel Humm participated for the third time, running it in 3:12:10, or a pace of 7:20 a mile. (Not too shabby.) He somehow convinced 25 of his employees to join, including the Nomad’s former executive chef James Kent (5:35), who ran in support of No Kid Hungry.
Other chefs who participated included Aldea’s George Mendes, who clocked in at 3:55:32, and Major Food Group guys Mario Carbone, who ran it in 4:49:52, and business partner Rich Torrisi, who ran it in 4:26:58.