Mary R. Wittenberg, president, New York Road Runners Club:
"A marathoner is a marathoner regardless of time. Virtually everyone who tries the marathon has put in training over months, and it is that exercise and that commitment, physical and mental, that gives meaning to the medal, not just the day’s effort, be it fast or slow. It's all in conquering the challenge."Kathrine Switzer, women's marathoning pioneer:
"If you are losing faith in human nature, go out and watch a marathon."The New York City Marathon will be held this Sunday.
Both my son and son-in-law will be running.
I will be dashing madly through the NY Subway System from mile marker to mile marker, ringing a big orange cowbell in support.
They are covering this 26.2 mile course to raise money for the Blue Card Fund. It is not too late to donate to this worthy cause which helps holocaust victims.
It's also not too late to make plans to be somewhere along the route to cheer the runners on.
Thanks to Steve Jobs, I will hopefully be able to pinpoint Joey's location with incredible accuracy throughout the run. Shoot me an email if you'd like to be kept updated.
And to everybody, everywhere who refuses to remain content with the status quo in their life and insists on challenging themselves constantly to achieve new heights and accomplish greater goals - I Salute You!