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Beyond the Stats: Krige Schabort

October 23, 2012 at 10:30am EST | by Dick Patrick, NYRR News Service

Krige Schabort tends to get reflective around the time of the ING New York City Marathon each year. It isn’t the race so much—though it’s a favorite of his—as it is the timing, in early November.

Schabort’s life changed drastically on November 2, 1987, when the then-corporal in the South African Army and his unit came under attack by Russian planes in the Angola Border War. A bomb exploded next to Schabort, who remembers seeing his Read More

Turning Pain Into Power, They “Run, Baby, Run”

October 22, 2012 at 02:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

David Christopher Leon wandered away from his mother in their Tucson, AZ, church parking lot on October 29, 1983, after spying a carnival at a shopping center nearby. There, a carny offered the 10-year-old $5 to help him pitch a tent.

“We lived off of welfare and food boxes and donated clothing,” recalled Michelle Williams. “That $5 must have seemed like $5 million to my little brother at the time.”

But there was no tent. The man Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Meb Marks 25 Years in USA

October 22, 2012 at 12:30pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

On Sunday, October 21, Meb Keflezighi celebrated 25 years of living in the United States. Along with a touching tribute to his parents for their courage in pursuing a better life for their children and their perseverance in making sure that all 11 kids made the most of their opportunities, Meb on his blog lists 25 of his favorite moments. Not surprisingly, the ING New York City Marathon, at which he made his marathon Read More

Foot Injury Scuttles Moran's NYC Return

October 22, 2012 at 09:45am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Ed Moran, who last year finished ninth in the ING New York City Marathon in his debut at the distance, has been forced to withdraw from the race on November 4 with a foot injury.

"I didn't come to this decision easily, as I hoped the ING New York City Marathon would be a redeeming moment in a disappointing year," said Moran, 31.  "At the end of the day, given NYRR's support and commitment to my Read More

5 Things You Should Know About Me: Andrew Carlson

October 19, 2012 at 05:00pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In the fall of 2011, Andrew Carlson was looking forward to his marathon debut at the Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon. Born in Fargo, ND, and a two-time cross country All-American at the University of Minnesota, Carlson was looking forward to a lot of Upper Midwestern support. Then, just days before the race, torn ligaments in his ankle forced him to withdraw; the night before the race, he found himself at a wedding reception in the Read More

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