Today, on Thirteen (TV, not online), I saw Run for Your Life, the documentary on Fred Lebow, the runner who dreamed big, lived what he loved to do, and created one of the most successful start-ups the City has ever seen: The New York City Marathon.
Most years, we head down to 4th Avenue, in Brooklyn, to watch the marathon, but I had never known its history or thought about what a huge task it must have been to get thousands of runners to cut a 26-mile path through all five boroughs – let alone to get permission and sponsors for it!
Try to see the film, if you can, whether or not you’re an entrepreneur … or a runner. It will replay on Thirteen at 7:30 a.m. and midnight on Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011. (But don’t forget to set your DVR clock to fall back :o)