When you win the Greenpoint 5K, you’re the athlete of the week, plain and simple. To that effect, this week’s athlete of the week is Pavel Marossine. Marossine, who went to Francis Lewis and once won the Queens cross country championship, finished the race in a blistering 15:53 – a time that was faster than three of the past five previous winners. Still, Marossine, who trained for the race in Prospect Park and on the Lower East Side, expected to run a little faster.
“I was hoping to run under 15:50,” he said from the finish line.