Stephanie Castle

Women's Team Captain

Stephanie started running marathons on 2009 with her first NYC marathon.  Since then she has run a total of 12 marathons including Boston 2017.  She is a long standing member of Gotham City Runners and credits the team with making her the runner she is today.  She aspires to complete her majors, with Berlin and Tokyo currently remaining.  Stephanie is an avid traveler and is also known for training flying trapeze in her spare time.  In between marathon seasons and traveling she enjoys tackling a variety of other distance races, including the 2017 Petra half-marathon in Jordan where she came third in the women.  

Stephanie works as an IB Biology teacher at the United Nations International School (UNIS) in Manhattan and is a certified RRCA running coach.  She recently founded a running club at the school encouraging students to run for fun and personal challenge in distances from 5k to half marathon.  

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John Kuehn Jr.

Men's Team Captain

John Kuehn Jr began running as part of his school’s mileage club in 5 th grade and simply hasn’t stopped running since. A 4 year varsity distance runner in XC, Indoor Track, and Track & Field, he kept running into college by becoming the manager of the NCAA D1 Women’s Track Team at St. Johns University, and also co-founded/competed for the NIRCA affiliated St. John’s University Track Club. This club team gave an opportunity to run and train at the collegiate level at a school without a men’s track team, and has since grown to be one of the most competitive collegiate club track teams in the country.

During his time in school, John found a passion for road racing which led to road PR’s in everything from the mile through the half marathon, and a marathon debut at the 2016 NYC Marathon. He is currently training to specialize in the half marathon.

Nowadays, John is competing for Gotham City Runners as the acting Men’s Team Captain. A strong proponent of team competition and camaraderie, John was a part of the 2017 GCR Men’s Team that won the C-Division Championship in the NYRR Team Points Club Competition.

If he’s not running in Central Park, you can usually find John watching some pro track meet, trolling the LetsRun forums, or grabbing a beer at Coogans after a workout at The Armory.