The New York City Marathon is the largest marathon in the world and the annual event that took place last weekend throughout the 5 boroughs of the city. For the 2021 event over 50,000 runners the race and nearly 14,000 from New York.

According to NYRR.org, the marathon participants range in age from 18-89 and some run while others are in wheelchair or use hand cycles. In addition to the serious contenders you will always find competitors dressed as superheroes or a banana costume but 2021 was the first time a duck ran the race.

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Not a human in a duck costume, an actual duck ran the race. I saw this Tweet from Barstool Sports and found myself rooting for a duck, Wrinkle the Duck!

I call foul! I checked the list of official runners and i don't see Wrinkle listed anywhere as an entry and there is no official race time posted for this web-footed jogger. So, what is behind the floppy strides of this duck? 

As much as I'd like to believe that Wrinkle decided as a young duck to one day compete in the New York City Marathon and has been training religiously ever since, I tend to think Wrinkle had help. 

Someone had to drive Wrinkle to Manhattan and who put Wrinkle's running shoes on? Wrinkle has no thumbs!

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Or we can stop overthinking it and just enjoy a happy moment that we can all have some fun with. To be honest I am bit jealous that Wrinkle appears to be in better shape than I am. Can't see what the duck is up to next.

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