I definitely wasnt looking to PR this course because of a few reasons:
1) I was really enjoying the course
2) Although traffic was closed off, pedestrians werent, and had to weave around people crossing the streets at several spots (including a pregnant lady who almost got trampled!)
3) Potholes! Yes, the streets of downtown manhattan suck bad, and the potholes can be dangerous, so was careful to avoid them!
Official finish time was 46:19
Im so glad I got to run this race, this was definitely my favorite one so far! As a native New Yorker, it really was a profound feeling for me to be running thru the streets of downtown Manhattan. I kept thinking back to when I was almost 500 lbs, and even passed the building I used to work at, and I would remember how much of a laborous task it was to go for a walk 2 blocks during my lunch break!