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October 5th, 2015

Race IQ: Get the Inside Scoop on the NYC Marathon

Please join Tailwind Endurance and Finish Line Physical Therapy on Monday, October 19, as we welcome a panel of experts to discuss the ins, outs and secrets to success at the TCS New York City Marathon. If you’re racing, you won’t want to miss this!

WHAT: Race IQ: New York City Marathon, with input from these awesome panelists:

  • Jonathan Cane (co-founder of City Coach Multisport, 25+ years of experience coaching endurance athletes)
  • Kelly Roberts (4-time marathoner, blogs at Run Selfie Repeat)
  • Mike Cassidy (2012 Olympic Trials qualifier, 4-time NYC Marathon participant)

WHEN: Monday, October 19, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Finish Line Physical Therapy (119 W. 23rd St. #304; punch in 2711 to access the building)

REGISTER – it’s FREE to attend!

We’re assuming you’ve already gotten great advice from a coach about marathon training and all that (“nothing new on race day,” right?). Now you need all of the inside-scoop, nitty-gritty details to have your best race at the New York City Marathon – and we’re here to give it to you! Join us for what promises to be a great night of discussion and insider knowledge on race weekend, event logistics and the race course.


Jonathan Cane is the co-founder of City Coach Multisport and has been coaching endurance athletes for more than 25 years. He holds a Masters Degree in Exercise Physiology. Jonathan has guided thousands of runners through the NYC Marathon, both privately and through his JackRabbit Sports programs, and he coaches for Under Armour Running. In addition, he is the co-author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Weight Training and has written for Metro Sports Magazine, NY Runner and Triathlete Magazine. He has been a featured speaker for Nike, New York Road Runners Club, Chelsea Piers Triathlon Club, The Hospital for Special Surgery and TRIARQ.

Kelly Roberts is the self proclaimed former president of the “I Hate Running Club.” While struggling to grieve the loss of her brother and maintain a healthy body weight (after losing over 75 pounds), she thought, “What better way to run from my problems than to actually run from my problems?” Since those painful first runs around Thanksgiving 2012, she’s conquered everything from marathons (four total) to over a dozen half marathons to 5Ks and hasn’t looked back. She created her blog to inspire others to get active while making them laugh hysterically – because laughing, in her opinion, is the solution to everything. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram and Spapchat (mostly eating cheeseburgers, taking selfies with handsome men or terrorizing her sister) via @KellyKKRoberts or on her YouTube channel.

Mike Cassidy qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials after running a personal best of 2:18:52 at the 2011 California International Marathon. He’s finished seven marathons, including four in New York City. In 2013, he ran 2:23:46 to finish 22nd overall and as the fourth American. Cassidy’s was a familiar face after the 2013 race, crossing the finish line with Olympic silver medalist and 2009 New York champion Meb Keflezighi. A Staten Island native, Cassidy is currently working on his Ph.D in Economics at Rutgers University.

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