NYC Marathon 2012: Don't Miss These Inspiring Runners

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NYC Marathon 2012: Don't Miss These Inspiring Runners

These five stories might motivate you to lace up and train for 26.2 miles—some through grit, others through humor.

Jordan Fried, running on Fred’s Team to raise money for Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

For Fried, a lacrosse player at Hofstra University, the fundraising is deeply personal. He battled leukemia at the tender age of three and was cancer-free two years later. He was treated at Sloan-Kettering at the same time running legend and NYC marathon co-founder Fred Lebow was there jogging the hallways during his own cancer treatment. This will be his third NYC Marathon, and his personal record is 3:13.

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