Sunday, November 20, 2016

CHRIS AND THE NEW YORK MARATON


Chris completed the New York City Marathon on November 6, 2016, in 5 hrs and 18 minutes.  Congratulations, Christopher!  He and his friend Eric Nichols raised $5000 for the ALS Foundation in honor of Chris' mother who died last year

Quite an achievement for anyone.  I asked Chris when he is running another marathon.  His answer, "Never!"

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Chris Spreitler and the New York Marathon







Chris sent me this photo with his caption, "I thought this place went away."  Many years ago Chris and I spent a week in New York City.  I was on a business trip, and he was a high school student.  The move "Tootsie" had featured The Russian Tea Room in a prominent scene, so Chris and I went there for a wonderful dinner.

Chris has been training for months to run the New York City Marathon next Sunday, (November 6).  He took this ordeal on as a fund-raising effort for ALS and to honor his mother who died of an ALS-related illness in 2015.  During the "Ice Bucket Challenge" that raised so much for ALS research, many members of our far-flung family, including Chris and his brother, took the challenge.  (It was a chilling thing!)  Chris' current challenge is a much bigger deal.

Good luck, Chris.  Godspeed!  Or, I believe your prayer is "God, let me finish the thing!"

Here is Chris' race info.  I believe there is an marathon app you can download to follow a runner in real time.  More info when I get it from Chris.


TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON HEALTH AND WELLNESS EXPO LOCATION
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, Hall 3B
11th Avenue at 36th Street
New York, New York

Customer ID Number:

13607350       Chris Spreitler