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Sarah Favinger

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For Sarah, running became the key to success as a classical musician. Outside the concert hall, she coaches at the non-profit Girls on the Run.

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Stephen Andrews

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Stephen's weight loss journey began with one short run. He has since lost over 50lbs, run 11 marathons, and become a local hero in Brooklyn.

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Saavik Ford

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After being diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis, Saavik rediscovered her love of running and fought through her symptoms to run the NYC Marathon for Team IBDKids.

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Anna Mercatili

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Anna continues to honor her late mother by volunteering as a guide for Achilles International, helping athletes with disabilities run marathons.

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Alan Cory Kaufman

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Since 1992, Alan never missed a NYC Marathon– until he was diagnosed with Stage 4 melanoma. After a year of fighting cancer, he vowed to complete his 25th NYC Marathon.

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Ben Chan

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When his dear friend and mentor began to suffer from diabetes-related renal failure, Ben donated his kidney and both lives were changed forever.

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Rosita Chan-Vicelich

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Rosita never considered herself a runner until her early 50's, when she ran her first marathon for Fred's Team. Now, running has become a lifestyle and family activity.

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