NY1 At 20: 1994 Report Looks At Marathon Co-Founder's Legacy
Updated: 10/09/2012 11:14 AM
By: Steve Cangialosi
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.
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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.