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Some elite athletes to watch out for at the TCS New York City Marathon - RunBlogRun:

Some elite athletes to watch out for at the TCS New York City Marathon - RunBlogRun:

The New York City Marathon began in Central Park, with nearly five loops around the hilly park in Manhattan. In 1976, for one year only, the late Fred Lebow introduced the Five Borough Marathon. It was to celebrate the bi centennial and the late NYRR President and race director was like a man possessed. One potentlal sponsor, told me, many years later, that Fred had tried to get him to donate $5000 to help the race. The embarrassed CEO did not, but did years later. George Hirsch, then, pubisher of New York magazine, and iconic magazine in the Big Apple, donated his own money because, well, he was a runner and he believed in Fred's vision thing. The diminutive Translyvanian, along with Alan Steinfeld and their wonderful crew, moved the marathon from Central Park to celebrate the world's city, and history was made. I ran the marathon in 1986, and I fell in love with New York...

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