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Not even rain dampened the spirits of intrepid runners as 143 competitors laced up trainers, pinned on bibs, and participated in the inaugural Corporate Challenge—Brooklyn Runs in Prospect Park on Oct. 11.

Dawud Abdul-Rashid, a 22-year-old hailing from Canarsie, crossed the finish line in record time of 19:05.33 — that’s a pace of 6:09 per mile — which, as we locals know, is faster than driving through the park at any time.

Adam Mulia finished in second place and the first place winner for the women was Ashley Hofferber, finishing with a time of 24:16.71. After the race, all hit the reception at the LeFrak Center at Lakeside, where there were plenty of medals to go around as well as a hearty repast to replenish those lost calories.

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce sponsored the inaugural 5K Corporate Challenge to bring the office to the park, cement team-building to strengthen the community, and benefit health and wellness.

“Health and wellness is certainly on the minds of those who live, work, and play in Brooklyn. This first-ever Corporate Challenge was a great way for runners, or walkers, to bond with co-workers and enjoy the park and its newly renovated LeFrak Center at Lakeside,” said Rick Russo, acting president of the Chamber.

“I commend the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce for initiating the Just Energy Brooklyn Runs 5K. When Brooklyn runs, everyone wins!” said Borough President Adams.

Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce [335 Adams St. #2700 in Downtown, (718) 875–1000].

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Updated 11:48 am, January 16, 2019
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