New York, NY (PRWEB) October 15, 2012
Master fitness trainer Scott Fishman was born in New York City, and lives in Manhattan, so for him choosing the NYC Marathon as his first marathon was easy. Scott recently told his supporters, "I have run in many short and middle distance races. I am thrilled to begin my journey in the sport of Marathon running. And maybe even Ultra Marathon running one day. No better place to start my long distance journey than in my hometown streets of New York."
Scott will be running with his clients at Team All-American, the New York fitness training company that he owns and operates. Team All-American, based on the Upper East of Manhattan, delivers a 1-on-1 customized training experience for recreational, youth, amateur and professional athletes. Scott has also decided that his run on November 4 will be in support of a charity, and the charity Scott has chosen is The Reeve Foundation. The Reeve Foundation provides support for those suffering from spinal cord injury and Scott is very proud to be supporting this important cause. Scott recently said, "I have selected to run on behalf of The Reeve Foundation, and help raise money so that they can continue their work to cure spinal cord injury.” The Reeve Foundation was founded by actor Christopher Reeve, of Superman fame, when Reeve was paralyzed during a horseback riding accident in 1995, and spent the remainder of his life working to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The Reeve Foundation works each day to fund innovative research, and improve the quality of life for people living with paralysis through grants, information and advocacy. Scott adds, "Being a part of this charity is life changing. Learning about athletes who have suffered from spinal cord injuries and tackled adversity head on is truly humbling. It makes me grateful for every single step that I take and the fact that I am able to walk, let alone run 26.2 miles. I will think about this when my body depletes its glycogen stores and I go into survival mode at this years race. It puts things into perspective and is truly inspiring.”
The New York City Marathon began in 1970 when 127 runners paid a $1 entry fee to run a 26.2 mile race that looped through Central Park several times. 55 runners eventually crossed the finish line out of the original 127. Since then, the New York City Marathon has grown to become one of the world’s most recognized sporting events and now it snakes through all five of New York City’s boroughs. Last year, 47,000 runners crossed the finish line. This year, Scott Fishman of NYC will be one of them.