The other day, I was telling Vicky about my quest to one day run the New York City Marathon. Of course, Vicky knows everything about movies so she immediately pointed me in the direction of a recent documentary called “Run for Your Life: the True Story of Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon”.
It’s an amazing story! This all started when I first began running last year…I was searching for inspirational stories about women runners. I read about Canadian Jacqueline Gareau, first and only Canadian woman to win the Boston Marathon (I will write a blog about her shortly as she truly is a Canadian Running Hero). This lead me to the first woman to “officially” enter and run the Boston Marathon, Katherine Switzer. I read her autobiography called: “Marathon Woman” where I was introduced to Fred Lebow and the creation of the NYC Marathon. His story is truly inspiring and just when you think you can’t run that extra kilometre or that exra block, just turn to stories like Fred’s story and you will find that little extra bit of courage and energy.