Thursday, September 13, 2012

Did you know...
... that today is the birthday of the New York City Marathon?
In 1970, Fred Lebow organized the first NYC Marathon. 126
people began and 55 completed the marathon run inside New York City's Central Park. Fireman Gary Muhrcke won the first
marathon in 2 hours, 31 minutes, 38.2 seconds. The initial
course of 1970 consisted in repeated racing around Central
Park. Nowadays the course covers all five boroughs.