We’ve Got You Covered — Thursday Trivia Challenge

Sub-zero temperatures got you down? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered, literally from head to toe. It’s been great to see so many runners — including tourists — coming in to gear up for their runs.

Winter runners

Today we’ll highlight one gentleman who came in yesterday wearing his business clothes. He was in town on a business trip and had just finished his last meeting. “I’ve always seen Central Park in the movies and I have to go out for a run!” he declared. It was 8 degrees outside. . . and all he had with  him was his running shoes.

We had him drop off his bags and then Karen, one of our apparel specialists, taught him all about layering for the cold. She started him off with North Face Winter Warm Tights and the Nike HyperWarm base layer on top. For a jacket he chose the Nike Element Thermal (on sale!). His outfit was completed with the Brooks Utopia 3-in-1 gloves and topped of by the Trailheads Be Seen fleece hat.  And then he was off to run. . .

Two hours later he came back, rosy-cheeked and beaming. He did a full loop of the Park, stopping to take pictures on his phone (which he proudly showed us). He even ran out of the park to snap pictures of some NYC landmarks. Overall, he ran 8 miles. . . and he was warm and happy!

Central Park in snow

Let’s turn our attention to our Thursday Trivia Challenge — First of all, congratulations to Jeremy Miller who correctly answered that Jim Thorpe was the first American winner of the Olympic decathlon, in 1912. Come on in a get your NYRC t-shirt. Now for this week’s question. . . This week marks the 30th anniversary of perhaps the most famous Super Bowl TV commercial ever, for a now iconic brand. The commercial aired nationally only once. Name the company. Send your answer to newyork@run.com (put “Trivia” in the subject) and we’ll select a winner at random from all correct responses.

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