If you're probably only going to run one marathon in your life, it should be in a memorable place for the right reasons. It doesn't get any better than New York, or to raise money for The V Foundation for Cancer Research.
You may know me as a sports columnist for the News & Observer in Raleigh, NC, but this is strictly a personal endeavor in honor of three grandparents who died of cancer and several breast cancer survivors in my family.
My entire racing resume consists of three 5Ks and one 10K spread over a span of 18 years, so this will be a challenge on several fronts. My primary goal is to break four hours (well, secondary -- the primary goal is to finish), but as I begin training I have no idea whether that's optimistic, realistic or perhaps even modest. I will find out.
Please support me in my efforts to raise money for this worthy cause while proving something to myself in the process. Every little bit matters: If each of my Twitter followers were to donate 50 cents, that alone would be more than $3,000, but there's no reason to stop there.
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