Posted by: Sarah | November 2, 2008

run like hell….

I love living in a city that reveres running so much that there are fireworks in the Park the night before the Marathon.  Tonight the Empire State Building was lit up in the ING Blue, White, and Orange and tomorrow the streets of New York will be filled with 39,000 runners traversing all five bouroughs.  I’m so excited to be volunteering at the water station at mile 25 tomorrow, watching some of the best distance runners in the world – Gete Wami, Catherine the Great, Paula Radcliffe, Kara Goucher, Abdi Abdirahman, Ryan Hall, Paul Tergat, Hendrick Ramaala – approach the finish line in a city that has been so influential in the running boom over the past few decades, indeed the city that ignited all major urban marathons around the world.  If all goes well, I intend to run this course in 2010.

“The marathon is a charismatic event.  It has everything.  It has drama.  It has competition.  It has comaraderie.  It has heroism.  Every jogger can’t dream of being an Olympic champion, but he can dream of finishing a marathon.”
    – Fred Lebow, the brains, heart, soul, and passion behind the NYC marathon

 

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