“I know I speak for all 1.4 million residents of the Bronx when I congratulate one of our own, Buzunesh Deba, on her strong performance in the ING New York City Marathon, where she finished in second place among the female competitors by just four seconds. Ms. Deba is among the best athletes in the world, and her incredible performance today makes that clear to all. She is a great ambassador for our borough, and today she has made myself and all of her fellow Bronxites proud,” said Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.