NYC Marathon 2012: Don't Miss These Inspiring Runners

You are here

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.

Topics: 

Want more Men's Fitness?

Sign Up for our newsletters now.

more galleries

  • Smell Great
    10 of the best antiperspirants that block sweat and stink.
  • Fitbit Alta
    The latest tracker on the market is seriously sleek.
  • Super Bowl Apps
    10 better-for-you recipes to make for the big game.
  • Back on Track
    Here are 8 crucial moves to do if you haven't hit the gym all week.