A Race Like No Other

A Race Like No Other

New York Times sportswriter Liz Robbins brings race day to life in this gripping saga of the 2007 Marathon, weaving the unforgettable stories of runners into a vibrant mile-by-mile portrait of the world's largest marathon.

Author: Liz Robbins

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061981968

Category: Sports & Recreation

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When 39,195 competitors thunder over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to begin the thirty-eighth running of the famed New York City Marathon, they experience one of the most exhilarating moments in sports. But as they cross five towering bridges and five distinct boroughs, carried 26.2 miles by the cheers of two million fans and by their own indomitable wills, grueling challenges await them. New York Times sportswriter Liz Robbins brings race day to life in this gripping saga of the 2007 Marathon, weaving the unforgettable stories of runners into a vibrant mile-by-mile portrait of the world's largest marathon. The professionals pound out the suspense in two thrilling races. Paula Radcliffe, the women's world record holder from Great Britain, returns with new resolve after having given birth nine months earlier; Gete Wami, her longtime rival from Ethiopia, tries to win her second marathon in just five weeks; and Latvia's Jelena Prokopcuka desperately hopes for her third straight New York title. If the women's race plays out like a mesmerizing chess game, then the men's race quickly turns into a high-speed car chase. South Africa's Hendrick Ramaala, eager to recapture glory at age 35, surges to lead the pack as Kenya's Martin Lel and Morocco's Abderrahim Goumri stay within striking range. While the professionals offer insight into the intense, often painful experience of being an elite athlete, the amateurs provide timeless stories of courage and obsession that typify today's marathoner: Harrie Bakst, a cancer survivor at 22, who is a first-timer; Pam Rickard, a 45-year-old mother of three from Virginia, who is a recovering alcoholic; and 65-year-old Tucker Andersen, who has run the race every year since 1976. Enlivening the history of the New York City Marathon with stories of such legends as the late Fred Lebow, the race's charismatic founder, and nine-time champion Grete Waitz, A Race Like No Other provides a curbside seat to the drama of the first Sunday in November. Feel the anxiety at the start in Staten Island. Listen to gospel choirs in Brooklyn and the accordion in Queens. Bask in the delirious sound tunnel of Manhattan's Upper East Side. Hit The Wall in the Bronx. And overcome agony in the last hilly miles before arriving in Central Park—exhausted yet exhilarated—at the finish line.
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The New American Sport History

The New American Sport History

were fine examples of marathon runners for affluent earners in their twenties and thirties.24 The five - borough marathon was endorsed by New York City Mayor Abraham Beame and by Manhattan Borough President Percy Sutton , and the Rudin ...

Author: S. W. Pope

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252065670

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 423

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In The New American Sport History sixteen scholars, many of them among the best known in the field, explore topics as diverse as the historical debate over black athletic superiority, the "selling" of sport in society, the eroticism of athletic activity, sexual fears of women athletes, and the marketing of the marathon. In line with the changing nature of sport history as a field of study, this volume focuses less on "traditional" topics and more on themes of class, gender, race, ethnicity, and national identity, which also define the larger parameters of social and cultural history. It is the first anthology to situation sport history within the broader fields of social history and cultural studies. Contributors are Melvin L. Adelman, William J. Baker, Pamela L. Cooper, Mark Dyreson, Gerald R. Gems, Elliott J. Gorn, Allen Guttmann, Stephen H. Hardy, Peter Levine, Donald J. Mrozek, Michael Oriard, S. W. Pope, Benjamin G. Rader, Steven A. Riess, Nancy L. Struna, and David K. Wiggins.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Having run from Marathon to Athens, he too stopped— dead.) Isn't it curious, then, that 5,000 otherwise sober men and women have paid $5 apiece for the privilege of attempting to run 26.2 miles on the streets of New York City this ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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Anything For a T Shirt

Anything For a T Shirt

Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World's Greatest Footrace Ron Rubin. Joy Gordon , executive director of Maccabi USA / Sports for Israel Curt Gowdy Jr. , coordinating producer of ABC Wide World of Sports Phil Greenwald ...

Author: Ron Rubin

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815608063

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

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Fred Lebow was a dreamer, the kind of dreamer who pursued his dream and made it a reality. And the world is still reaping its rewards.” So begins this inspiring chronicle of a humbly born Holocaust survivor who parlayed natural marketing smarts—and vision—into a major position in recent American sports. He started the New York City Marathon, an event that transformed footracing from an elite, austere sport into a wildly applauded, attainable pursuit for all. Forging a path across the city’s five boroughs, the marathon covers a daunting 26.2-mile course. Ron Rubin’s fascinating book tells how Lebow popularized the race. With a stroke of marketing wizardry he turned it into the world’s largest block party: a gritty mixture of urban theater and kindly entrepreneurship. This event has honored the spirit of the moment, imbued competition with joy, and celebrated play. It put winning within the realm of every man and woman and became a race for all runners. Lebow mainstreamed the notion of marathoning into popular culture; some half-million Americans now participate in the events. Equally significant, the book describes how Lebow scored his greatest personal victory by running in the marathon he created after being diagnosed with brain cancer.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

1976: The first year the race goes city- wide, there are not enough awards to go around and no budget to buy more. ... Nina Kuscsik, the only woman to run the 1970 New York City Marathon, ran without the AAU's recognition.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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A History Lover s Guide to New York City

A History Lover s Guide to New York City

NEW YORK CITY MARATHON www.tcsnycmarathon.org • Registration Fee • Free to Spectators This marathon is the largest in the world, with over fifty thousand runners and two million spectators. It occurs annually on the first Sunday in ...

Author: Alison Fortier

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781625856890

Category: History

Page: 259

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This guidebook to the Big Apple goes beyond the traditional tour, offering visitors a fascinating exploration of the city’s rich history. New York is a city of superlatives. It has the largest population, greatest wealth, broadest diversity, and most elegant museums in the nation. With that comes an amazing history that you can experience firsthand with this unique guide. George Washington took his first oath of office on the steps of Federal Hall. Visitors can still dine at the famed Fraunces Tavern and worship at historic St. Paul’s Chapel. From the Brooklyn Bridge to stunning skyscrapers, the city celebrates its own history and that of the nation. Join author Alison Fortier as she traces the history and heritage of America’s largest metropolis.
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New York Sports

New York Sports

Toby Tanser, The Essential Guide to Running the New York City Marathon (New York: Berkley Publishing Group, 2003), 100. 31. Amdur, “A Bystander's Guide for Getting the Most Out of the New York Marathon.” 32. TCS New York City Marathon ...

Author: Stephen Norwood

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781610756358

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 410

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New York has long been both America’s leading cultural center and its sports capital, with far more championship teams, intracity World Series, and major prizefights than any other city. Pro football’s “Greatest Game Ever Played” took place in New York, along with what was arguably history’s most significant boxing match, the 1938 title bout between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling. As the nation’s most crowded city, basketball proved to be an ideal sport, and for many years it was the site of the country’s most prestigious college basketball tournament. New York boasts storied stadiums, arenas, and gymnasiums and is the home of one of the world’s two leading marathons as well as the Belmont Stakes, the third event in horse racing’s Triple Crown. New York sportswriters also wield national influence and have done much to connect sports to larger social and cultural issues, and the vitality and distinctiveness of New York’s street games, its ethnic institutions, and its sports-centered restaurants and drinking establishments all contribute to the city’s uniqueness. New York Sports collects the work of fourteen leading sport historians, providing new insight into the social and cultural history of America’s major metropolis and of the United States. These writers address the topics of changing conceptions of manhood and violence, leisure and social class, urban night life and entertainment, women and athletics, ethnicity and assimilation, and more.
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The Never Ending Run

The Never Ending Run

"The Never-Ending Run" aims to give a 360° explanation and tell the story of one of the most famous marathons in the world, starting with a mile-by-mile description of the race, including first-hand experiences.On the back of the story of ...

Author: Lorenzo Maria dell'Uva

Publisher: Lorenzo Maria dell'Uva

ISBN: 9791220801287

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 342

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Extreme race, city festival, global phenomenon - the New York Marathon is much more than a never-ending run. On top of the 50,000 plus participants who actually run the race, it’s an event that involves millions of people when you include the thousands of volunteers, the hundreds of thousands of supporters lining the streets of the metropolis par excellence, and the global TV audience watching at home. "The Never-Ending Run" aims to give a 360° explanation and tell the story of one of the most famous marathons in the world, starting with a mile-by-mile description of the race, including first-hand experiences.On the back of the story of the race, there follows a guide to New York specially dedicated to runners and all their shopping and tourism needs, along with scores of interesting facts and stats. "The Never-Ending Run" recounts the history of the New York City Marathon, provides intriguing insights and explains how to participate and properly prepare for the race- all without overlooking essential tips and suggestions for enjoying life, and your break, in the Big Apple. Part one, The Race, illustrates the history and route of the most famous race in the world, including race strategies by coach Fulvio Massini, as well as accounts from other famous athletes, such as Peter Ciaccia, Orlando Pizzolato, Franca Fiacconi, George Hirsch, German Silva, and Alex Zanardi. Part two, New York, is given over to the needs of the runner in town for the race: how to get around; where to go shopping for running gear; advice on what to do - and not do - in the days leading up to the race; and the best places to watch the race for spectators.
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The Encyclopedia of New York City

The Encyclopedia of New York City

Andrea Balis Lebow, Fred (b Arad, Romania, 3 June 1932; d New York City, 9 Oct 1994). Founder of the New York City Marathon. He fled Romania during the Nazi occupation of World War II and finally immigrated to New York City in the 1960s ...

Author: Kenneth T. Jackson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300182576

Category: Reference

Page: 1584

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Covering an exhaustive range of information about the five boroughs, the first edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City was a success by every measure, earning worldwide acclaim and several awards for reference excellence, and selling out its first printing before it was officially published. But much has changed since the volume first appeared in 1995: the World Trade Center no longer dominates the skyline, a billionaire businessman has become an unlikely three-term mayor, and urban regeneration—Chelsea Piers, the High Line, DUMBO, Williamsburg, the South Bronx, the Lower East Side—has become commonplace. To reflect such innovation and change, this definitive, one-volume resource on the city has been completely revised and expanded. The revised edition includes 800 new entries that help complete the story of New York: from Air Train to E-ZPass, from September 11 to public order. The new material includes broader coverage of subject areas previously underserved as well as new maps and illustrations. Virtually all existing entries—spanning architecture, politics, business, sports, the arts, and more—have been updated to reflect the impact of the past two decades. The more than 5,000 alphabetical entries and 700 illustrations of the second edition of The Encyclopedia of New York City convey the richness and diversity of its subject in great breadth and detail, and will continue to serve as an indispensable tool for everyone who has even a passing interest in the American metropolis.
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The New York City Marathon

The New York City Marathon

How do you tell the story of a race that symbolizes New York City’s vitality, diversity, and charm?

Author: Richard O'Brien

Publisher: Skyhorse

ISBN: 1510758682

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 204

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How do you tell the story of a race that symbolizes New York City’s vitality, diversity, and charm? Here, Richard O’Brien offers more than forty definitive articles from over the years that capture the color and excitement of one of the world's most beloved annual events. In this rich run through the decades, readers will revisit all of the results, relive all of the highlights, and share the road again with all of the marathon’s unforgettable figures, including Fred Lebow, Grete Waitz, Bill Rodgers, Germán Silva, Meb Keflezighi, Mary Keitany, Shalane Flanagan, and so many others. With special sections highlighting the race’s volunteers, spectators, celebrities, and more, as well as an introduction by New York Road Runners Chairman of the Board George Hirsch, the book celebrates the marathon’s first fifty years with a thrilling selection of photographs. Like the stories of everyday women and men overcoming obstacles to complete the race, these curated images capture the inimitable charge of running the New York City Marathon, while providing a compelling visual tapestry reflecting a half century of cultural change. The images not only show how running gear and hairstyles changed from the early 1970s to the present, but they also reveal the ever-dynamic political and cultural climate of New York City. This beautifully designed, heavily illustrated coffee-table style book is the perfect gift for any fan of this fifty-year-old race!
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

NEXT SUNDAY MORNING, WHEN 16,000 runners toe the starting line on the Ver- razano-Narrows Bridge, a handful of marketers will be hard at work making the most of the thirteenth New York City Marathon. The marketers know that the lead ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

... along the course 342 signs at race finish 26,000 balloons 8,400 roses 30,000 finisher's medals 185 crystal Tiffany awards Nine-time New York City Marathon winner Grete Waitz, of Norway, tackled the 26.2-mile course once again.

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York Magazine

New York Magazine

Marathon. Training. in. the. City. BY. GORDON. BAKOULIS. BLOCH. Big Apple Runner: The author (center, in Atalanta singlet) awaits the starting gun before the 1989 Marathon, in which she finished eighth. Hempstcad, L.I., New York 11550 ...

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New York magazine was born in 1968 after a run as an insert of the New York Herald Tribune and quickly made a place for itself as the trusted resource for readers across the country. With award-winning writing and photography covering everything from politics and food to theater and fashion, the magazine's consistent mission has been to reflect back to its audience the energy and excitement of the city itself, while celebrating New York as both a place and an idea.
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New York CIty

New York CIty

The New York Rangers represent the city in the National Hockey League. Within the metro area are two other teams, the New Jersey Devils and the ... The New York City Marathon is the world's largest, and the 2004–2006 runnings hold the ...

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Forever at the Finish Line

Forever at the Finish Line

The Quest to Honor New York City Marathon Founder Fred Lebow with a Statue in Central Park Daniel S. Mitrovich ... City. Marathon. HON.JOSE E. SERRANO OF NEW YORK Saturday, November 3, 2001 18 BOSTON STRONG 117 “I often went to Fred for.

Author: Daniel S. Mitrovich

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781510730762

Category: Sports & Recreation

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Forever at the Finish Line tells the remarkable and inspiring story of Daniel Mitrovich, a runner from San Diego, who had a goal of putting a life-size statue of New York Marathon founder Fred Lebow in Central Park. New York’s Parks Commissioner Henry Stern said “It will be easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than to put a statue in Central Park.” It would not be easy for someone that lacked financial backing and who wasn’t even a New Yorker to make this happen. But with the faith and blessing of Fred Lebow, the support of his family, and his own personal determination, he knew it would happen. His journey involved crossing the continent many times, securing the support of some of the most famous runners of our time, including Joan Benoit Samuelson, Grete Waitz, Alberto Salazar, Bill Rodgers, and Carl Lewis. He would ultimately gain the endorsements of some of the most powerful political people of our time: Presidents George Herbert Walker Bush and William Jefferson Clinton, Governor Andrew Cuomo, US Senators Alan K. Simpson and Al D’Amato, Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, and thirteen members of Congress. Daniel Mitrovich’s personal story will show you if you pursue a dream with the right intent you will be “Forever at the Finish Line.”
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The Chicago Marathon

The Chicago Marathon

Sandy Treadwell sees the 1976 New York City Marathon as a watershed in marathon history—the race that began popularizing big-city marathons for masses of people (Treadwell, 19–21). Perhaps the critical event in marathon history occurred ...

Author: Andrew G. Suozzo

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252074219

Category: History

Page: 254

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An in-depth, illustrated study of the Chicago Marathon looks at every aspect of the annual event, drawing on interviews with the athletes, organizers, sponsors, support staff, and volunteers to reveal how the various elements of the race reflect the politics, people, and urban culture of Chicago. Simultaneous.
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Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

Encyclopedia of Ethnicity and Sports in the United States

He and the NYRRC's president ( Vincent Chiapetta ) organized the first New York City Marathon , a modest Central Park event that had 126 finishers in 1970. An average runner , Lebow emerged as a superb race organizer , expanding the New ...

Author: George B. Kirsch

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313299110

Category: History

Page: 530

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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.
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The Rough Guide to New York City

The Rough Guide to New York City

Every year on thefirst Sunday inNovember 37,000 runners come to New York to run the New York City Marathon ( nycmarathon.org). Alongwith thecompetitorscome the fans: on average, two million people turn out each year to watch the ...

Author: Andrew Rosenberg

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781405390200

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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Full-colour throughout, The Rough Guide to New York is the ultimate travel guide to one of the world's most iconic cities. With 30 years experience and our trademark 'tell it like it is' writing style Rough Guides cover all the basics with practical, on-the-ground details, as well as unmissable alternatives to the usual must-see sights. At the top of your to-pack list, and guaranteed to get you value for money, each guide also reviews the best accommodation and restaurants in all price brackets we know there are times for saving, and times for splashing out. In The Rough Guide to New York: - Over 50 colour-coded maps featuring every listing - Area-by-area chapter highlights - More listings in outer boroughs with user friendly subway maps - Top 5 boxes - Things not to miss section Make the most of your trip with The Rough Guide to New York. Now available in ePub format.
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The Rough Guide to New York City

The Rough Guide to New York City

Every year on the first Sunday in November – save 2012, when Hurricane Sandy forced the event's cancellation – nearly 50,000 runners line up to run (or walk or wheelchair) the New York City Marathon ( nycmarathon.org).

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9780241258439

Category: Travel

Page: 464

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The Rough Guide to New York City is the ultimate insider's guide to America's most exciting city. Whether you're here for world-class art at the Met, a blowout shop at Macy's or a ball game at Yankee Stadium, The Rough Guide to New York City is the perfect companion to a weekend city break or a longer stay. Inspirational photography, neighbourhood-by-neighbourhood accounts and detailed, full-colour maps help make sure you can find that backstreet Harlem jazz club or classic deli in Midtown. Updated by New Yorkers, Rough Guides give the lowdown on everything from the newly completed High Line and the renaissance of Brooklyn to the emerging food scene in Queens. Handy top 5 boxes give you quick round-ups of the best pizzerias, rooftop bars and more, while detailed background covers the rise and fall of Wall Street, 9/11 and New York's music heritage.
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The American Marathon

The American Marathon

The journey of the marathon was a fitting commemoration. While often held on days of national significance, the marathon became important as an autonomous component of working-class culture. In New York City, the marathon footrace ...

Author: Pamela Cooper

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 081560520X

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Examines the marathon as a cultural performance that unites communities across lines of race, ethnicity, class, and gender, and traces the history of the race from New York to Boston, and from working-class athletes to corporate-sponsored runners
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