Of the tens of thousands of people who plan to run the Marathon Sunday, Jon Mendes, 93, will be leading the pack. Mendes is the oldest person to run the race, and he will be running it for the 13th time.
The police presence is already noticeable in Central Park, but the New York City Marathon presents 26 miles of security concerns. From the shorelines to the finish line, the NYPD appears to be plugging every gap.
Park Slope Runner Mark Fiedeldey felt like his addictions were holding him back. Bad habits affected his self-worth and his health, but watching a NYRR marathon brought him a brand new addiction that changed everything.
Less than seven months after the attack on the Boston Marathon, runners and fans will pack the streets of New York's five boroughs next month. The increased security will be unmistakable, from barriers around Central Park to added checkpoints.
The ING NYC Marathon is just 11 weeks away. But if you are a runner who wants to get "in," there is a way to still get a guaranteed race entry - the charity TEAM for KIDS! This great NYRR group helps runners reach their own personal race goals along with raising money for school age runners.
Bryan Steinhauer is one of thousands of runners who runs endless loops around Brooklyn's prospect park, but he may be the only one who was never supposed to walk again, not even expected to survive a brutal beating he took five years ago.