Marathon News Service

Wyoming First Lady to Run in NYC

October 19, 2012 at 11:45am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Carol Mead, the wife of Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, will run the ING New York City Marathon on a charity team dedicated to reducing underage drinking and impaired driving.

On Thursday, the first lady announced that she will run to benefit Mariah’s Challenge, a Montana-based charity that offers scholarships to young people who uphold pledges not to drink or ride in a vehicle with a driver who’s been drinking. During a press conference, Mead received Read More

Categories: Celebrity Runners

300 Pounds and 10 Years Later: NYC

October 19, 2012 at 10:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Despite a tough summer of coping with the Texas heat, it looks as if Rick Salewske is ready for the ING New York City Marathon.

Debbie Fetterman, the running columnist at the Dallas Morning News, has been following Salewske’s path to the starting line on November 4, where he will celebrate the 10th anniversary of losing 300 pounds by running his first marathon as a way to share his story of how exercising and eating right Read More

Categories: Human Interest

Salazar, Kuscsik, Gorman To Be Inducted Into NYRR Hall of Fame

October 18, 2012 at 10:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Marathon legends Alberto Salazar, Nina Kuscsik, and Miki Gorman will be inducted into the NYRR Hall of Fame in a ceremony on November 1 during the week leading up to the ING New York City Marathon, it was announced today by New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg.

Salazar, a three-time New York City Marathon champion; Kuscsik, a two-time winner and a beloved pioneer of women’s running; and Gorman, whose second victory, in 1977, Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Beyond the Stats: Julie Culley

October 17, 2012 at 11:00am EST | by Dick Patrick, NYRR News Service

After the greatest summer of her life on the track—winning the U.S. Olympic Trials 5000-meter title, getting to the London Games final—Julie Culley is venturing into the unknown.

The Jersey girl, 31, who competed at Rutgers and still lives in her hometown of Clinton, will make her marathon debut at the November 4 ING New York City Marathon. She’d love to continue the roll that began with a dramatic late-race surge that gave her the first Read More

Wittenberg to Receive Sports Leadership Award

October 17, 2012 at 09:45am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

Mary Wittenberg, president and CEO of New York Road Runners, will receive the Sports Leadership Award from the March of Dimes New York Division at its 29th annual Sports Luncheon on November 28 at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. 

Also set to be honored, with the organization’s Corporate Leadership Award, is Tony Petitti, president and CEO of MLB Network.

Past recipients of the awards include New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi, NBA Commissioner David Stern, Read More

Categories: Marathon News



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