Name: Alison Mariella Désir
AKA: Powdered Feet AKA “Fearless Leader” AKA Lauryn Hill AKA Left Eye
Stats: Lost count - 6 marathons - NYC (3x) (Best - 3:56:50); Many half marathons (Best - 1:38:56); 2 ultra marathons
Why do you run: Running is empowering and I love using fitness as a vehicle for social change and community building
Tagline: "Find meaning on the run"
Can't Help But Say: "Nah, b."
Theme song: "All I do is Win, Remix" Dj Khaled
Name: Amir Muhammad Figueroa
AKA: Figs AKA “Your Best Friend” AKA "Webmaster"
Stats: 4 ultra-marathons ; 6x marathons - NYC (3x), Miami (2x) & Boston (Best - 3:00:33); 4x half-marathons
Why do you run: I run because I learn more about myself each run, but most importantly to fellowship with others and empower them on the run
Tagline: "I run to the point of destruction and discover that I cannot be destroyed"
Can't Help But Say: "Yoooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"
Theme song: "Happy” by Pharrell Williams
Name: Kayla Lauricella
AKA: KaylaKayys AKA “The Scribe”
Stats: One marathon (NYC), 8 half-marathons (Best - 2:06) and 18 races total
Why do I run: I started running as a way to get healthy and lose weight. Now, 80 pounds lighter, I run to clear my head and meet new people.
Tagline: "It's kind of fun to do the impossible."
Can't Help But Say: "Legit"
Theme Song: "Jersey Girl" by Bruce Springsteen
Name: Raydime Polanco
AKA: "Sexy Pace" AKA "Hostess with the Mostest"
Stats: 27 Total, 8 Half-Marathons (Best - 2:17:00), 2 Marathons (Best - 5:26:00)
Why Do I Run: I started running to manage my anxiety and physical health. Now it's become a tool to connect, advocate and empower people in my community.
Tagline: "You won't know what your body & mind can do until you push 'em to do more."
Can't Help But Say: "Get It!"
Theme Song: Original 1990 TMNT Theme Song