NYC And Boston Marathon Directors Make Superbowl Wager

  • By Duncan Larkin
  • Published Feb. 2, 2012
  • Updated Sep. 12, 2012 at 12:55 PM UTC
NYRR CEO Mary Wittenberg. Photo:

The ultimate football contest just got more interesting.

There’s always been a Boston Marathon versus New York City Marathon rivalry going on. But things are a lot more heated now that both city’s teams are headed to the Superbowl.

Universal Sports’ Joe Battaglia is reporting that New York Road Runners’ CEO, Mary Wittenberg, has made a friendly wager with Boston Athletic Association executive director Tom Grilk. Apparently, if the New York Giants win, Grilk will put on an Eli Manning jersey during the 2012 NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K on Saturday, November 3, which takes place during ING New York City Marathon weekend.

And if the Patriots win, then it will be Wittenberg’s turn to wear a Tom Brady jersey at the 2012 B.A.A. 5K on Sunday, April 15 during Boston Marathon weekend.

The inspiration behind the wagers stems from a similar bet made between the governors of both states.

If the Giants lose, New York Governor Mario Cuomo will donate New York-made yogurt, bagels, and cheesecakes to a Massachusetts food bank.

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Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin

Duncan Larkin is the news editor at and a freelance journalist who’s been covering the sport of running for over five years. He’s run 2:32 in the marathon and won the Himalayan 100-Mile Stage Race in 2007. His first running book, RUN SIMPLE, was released last July.

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