Documentary on Fred Lebow and how the New York City marathon started way back in 1976. This Romanian immigrant had a kind of passionate vision about him in the sense that he nurtured the NYC marathon with all kind of crazy ideas with a competitive spirit. NYC marathon is probably one of the largest marathons in the world. New York Road Runners of which he was the founding member is now doing a lot of work with the running scene in New York organising a lot of races for the kids and mentorship programs for people who want to run a marathon.
Don’t know when the marathons will start again after this horrendous covid season is behind us, but yeah NYC marathon is one of the marathon majors in the world having big names participating in it in a tough undulating course through the five burroughs of New York. NYC marathon kicked off the culture of big city marathons the world over.