October 6, 2022
Duck Runs the New York City Marathon Wearing Webbed Running Shoes

Duck Runs the New York City Marathon Wearing Webbed Running Shoes

Photographers covering the New york city City Marathon this year were treated to a strange and adorable view: one of the competing professional athletes was a duck wearing webbed running shoes.

The annual NYC marathon is one of the world’s major marathons and amongst one of the most prestigious long-distance races in the United States. It’s likewise the largest marathon worldwide, with over 50,000 finishers in a normal year, though this year that number was decreased to around 33,000 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

One of those racers this year, however, was an emotional support duck called Wrinkle.

” Wrinkle the duck is more than just a gorgeous Pekin duck,” the owners, New York artists Justin Wood and Joyce Kung, write on YouTube. She is a full-grown grown-up human child. She is fast. She is speed. She is zoom. She is Wrinkle. Still fast as duck boiiii.”

” I ran the NY marathon!,” “Wrinkle” composes on Instagram. “I’ll get back at much better next year! Thanks to all the people that were cheering for me!”

You can see clips of Wrinkle in action in this 2.5-minute video clip: