NY1 VIDEO: He was the man behind the New York City marathon. Under Fred Lebow's watch, what began as a race that drew less than 150 runners turned into a citywide event that brings out thousands of participants and spectators every year.
Lebow was diagnosed with brain cancer in 1990, but still managed to run the race one final time. He died on October 9th of 1994. As we take a look back at 20 years of NY1, the station revisits Steve Cangialosi's piece on Lebow's life and legacy.