Thousands of athletes of all levels take part in the Achilles Hope and Possibility event in Central Park

NEW YORK — The four-mile Achilles Hope and Possibility run was held in Central Park on Sunday.

Nearly 7,000 people took part in the event this year.

It marks the 20th anniversary since New York Road Runners teamed up with Achilles International to host an event for people of all skill levels.

“It’s such a great program for young people in economically disadvantaged communities,” Mayor Eric Adams said.

Comedian Jon Stewart was one of the contestants. He ran with the Achilles Freedom Team, which is made up of veterans with disabilities.

“It’s such a great race. The spirit is always high. People are just, you know, so excited to be together and out, and Freedom Team is just, I mean, they crush it every year,” Stewart said.

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