London Rosiere while in New York when Hurricane Irene struck her home state relied on her resilience to carve out a new life. Her love of family, of kids and her can-do enthusiasm opened up doors for her. With the encouragement of the Bridge Runners of New York, London discovered new paths through running. Not only did running enhanced her fitness but also London quickly realized it was a gift for her to better the lives of others through her personal visits and her philanthropic good works. L...
Denis Mikhaylov, aka Den Is, only took up running to help his cycling. Because running made him feel better he jumped with both feet and eyes wide-open to better himself in every which way. And before time slips away from him, Denis is determined to compress a whole lot of living as fast as he can! And with the crowd he runs around with, Denis is just starting to hit his stride.
Simon Durkin is a kid at heart. And he has the energy of one as his mind races through all the permutations working his dream job at NYRR that encompasses the world!
Anne Persezty missed out on Title IX but she made sure her daughters didn't. Anne went on to join the Prospect Park Track Club raising to its Presidency where during her tenure of eight years expanded its services both to its membership and the local community. As she raised her daughters to be goal-oriented they in turn helped Anne to learn to swim and to finish her first tri with her daughter beside her stride for stride!
This episode is dedicated to the beloved uncle, Dave England, of tonight's guest Stephen England. Stephen has raised funds and awareness by developing his love of running while managing type 1 diabetes to become a world-class ultra-runner.
Steve Lastoe touchs on everything starting with the early years of the Internet to creating the NYCRUNS web site from managing local races jumping to steering the Yonkers Marathon to developing from scratch a world-class Marathon in Brooklyn. In between Steve finds his greatest pleasure in rekindling old friendships and making new ones in a trail of unlimited possibilities.
Dave Obelkevich is the only person to have finished the New York City Marathon since it started to be the 5-borough romp in 1976. And he has no plans on stopping! Dave is also a retired school teacher for music and he together with violist Susan Borbay conclude this episode with a Mozart-written duet.