Memorial tribute to Fred Lebow1

My deeply esteemed Brother-Friend Fred Lebow,

Heaven blessed you with a oneness-heart
To be a choice Brother of humanity.
Earth blessed you with an inspiration-life
To be a genuine Friend of humanity.

On earth you were the flower-beauty-thrill
Of twenty-six miles.
In Heaven you are now the flower-fragrance-delight
Of endless miles.

Many were, many are and many will be founders, directors and sponsors of marathons throughout the length and breadth of the world. But the New York Marathon and Fred Lebow will perpetually shine in the vanguard of marathon-glories and marathon-immortals of this earth-planet.


  1. UN 20. 18 October 1994