Talk about a political race!
This year’s New York Marathon was tenser than a pulled-hammy over the 2016 presidential election. Brooklynites traditionally wave signs and dole out high-fives to encourage runners in the 26.2-mile dash, but during the Nov. 6 race — which came two days before the presidential election — they used the opportunity to do some last-minute stumping, according to one Park Slope mom who waved a “high-five for Hillary sign” with her kids in support of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“We’ve been talking a lot at home about the election this year and what it means for our country, and we thought this could be a fun sign to do,” said Allison Sokoloff, who made the posters with her son and daughter. “The kids loved the idea. They’re little, but they know that it’s an important election and that Hillary Clinton could become the first woman president.”
Other borough politicos waved snarky signs with phrases including, “If Trump can run so can you,” and “You’re running better than the government.”
People were runnin’ scared from Park Sloper Sarah Winter’s sign that urged racers to “Run like Donald Trump is trying to grab your…” followed by a drawing of a pussycat. The placard alluded to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s infamous comment that women willingly let television stars such as himself make unprovoked sexual advances, and that he can simply “grab ’em by the p----.”
And athletes sprinted along main thoroughfares from Bay Ridge to Greenpoint decked out in gear for their presidential candidate of choice.
One runner was spotted speeding down Fourth Avenue in Bay Ridge with a “Vote Trump” sign and a “Make America great again” cap.
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