Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Lebow Statue

This is a statue that I always pass when I run in Central Park. It is Fred Lebow, one of the founders of the New York City Marathon and the person responsible for having the race run through all five boroughs of the city. He ran in the marathon in 1992, after having been diagnosed with brain cancer and he died in 1994. The statue is usually on the east side of the park, but each year for the marathon they move it next to the finish line. I think it is a touching tribute to this man who meant so much to runners in New York.

13 comments:

Olivier said...

je l'ai prise en photo cette année (avec la petite cabane derrière). Je trouve cela très bien et un bel hommage pour cet homme très courageux.

I have taken a picture of this year (with the small hut behind). I find that very well and a great tribute to this man is very courageous.

Ming the Merciless said...

I didn't know about him and the statue. Cool infomation.

Did you see Katie Holmes or Lance Armstrong at the NY Marathon??

DaveM said...

Did you run on your own or as part of a team? C'mon spill the beans, how many famous people did you run with.

nazzareno said...

It would be beautiful to possess the courage and the determination to see (and to go) over, over the personal affairs, over our same life. Certain dowries, however, cannot be improvised,they are built in the time of a life.

Gudl said...

Thanks for sharing that, Lori.
I am still totally impressed by your run and time and everything.
i am a slow pow. ;-)
I could never do that.
congrats!!

Lori said...

Hi Lori. I found your blog through Kerri's. I love your photos and thoughts as it is so different from my life on the prairies of Kansas.

My daughter is going to NYC next spring as part of her NHS group. I had wanted to go as a sponsor so badly, but can only afford to send one of us..and she must go! I am thrilled that she will get to experience the art and excitement of the city.

Looking forward to seeing more!

Also a Lori...

Lori said...

Hi everyone!

No Ming, unfortunately I didn't see Lance Armstrong or Katie Holmes. I think Lance was way ahead of me!!

Dave, I ran on my own, though lots of people choose to do it with a team. I saw that there were lots of runners from the UK there (including the winner!)

Blue Wave 707 said...

They should leave the statue where the finish line is, instead of moving it for the marathon.

Bergson said...

A quite beautiful statue.

How go the muscles 2 days after the test; it is hardest today

Lori said...

Hi Bergson,

They are a little sore today. You are right, the muscles are always more sore two days after the marathon!

Wanda said...

Impressive statue...what impresses me more, is that you run Marathons!!
Really nice picture.

• Eliane • said...

A lot of runners are still supporting his cause by running for cancer research (Fred's team). And when I trained for the Marine Corps with Team in Training, our coach would use the statue all the time: "run x lamposts this way, then when you get to Fred, do this".

Moi said...

very touching, Lori......thanx for sharing it with us