The start28

The next morning before the race they were making announcements. Mr. Marathon was Bill Rodgers. Then they were saying that some great runners had come from Scotland and Ireland. They also said they were happy to have Fred Lebow running. I was happy that Fred Lebow’s name was mentioned. While this was going on, five or six helpers were making such noise!

Three thousand people were running. This is the sixth year they have had this marathon. Five minutes before the race began, the wheelchair racers started. One fellow didn’t have legs even. He was lying on his stomach, moving the wheels with his hands.

RB 685. 24 January 1983