That former President Barack Obama and former Vice President Joe Biden have a special relationship is no secret. Over the course of two terms in office, the pair often raved about their close friendship—an apparent rarity among many other POTUS and VPOTUS duos throughout White House history.
Bart Yasso, the chief running officer of Runner's World, has come to New York City every marathon weekend since 1982 to represent RW at the race and expo, where he meets and greets fans and signs books. Yasso, known affectionately as the "mayor of running," has run the New York City Marathon five times. Here he talks about his experience and why the race is so special.
TCS New York City Marathon Race Director Peter Ciaccia, NYRR president of events, spoke to Fox5NY.com about the technological evolution of the race, how it has changed over the years, and why waiting until the last runner crosses the finish line is so important to him.
Peter Ciaccia, the race director of the TCS New York City Marathon, cheers for the final runners to cross the finish line and often runs in with them for those final steps. He has been doing this for years. Here he explains why he does it and what it means to him.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Every year on the first Sunday in November, tens of thousands of athletes line up on the Staten Island side of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge and then head to a faraway finish line in Central Park.
Runners and spectators alike cry, cheer, smile, squeal, gasp, and more on the day of the New York City Marathon. It is a day of triumph, achievement, and also heartbreak and disappointment.
Only a handful of athletes have a real shot at winning and just two runners and two whe...
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - A few years ago, Jill Grunenwald, a librarian from Cleveland, attended a storytelling event in town where a friend posed the question: "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" She took that as a direct challenge and set out to write and publish a memoir.
Grunenwald, who holds a BFA in creative writing, was already a writer and published author, so a memoir made sense. So what would she focus on?
Well, she had a blog called The Year of the Phoenix that chroni...
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - The first New York City Marathon, in 1970, was somewhat of a fringe event. The course was contained entirely inside Central Park, where 127 runners, who had paid a buck each, lined up at the start. Just 55 athletes finished.
These days, what is now the world's biggest marathon isn't just about the race itself. New York Road Runners—the organization that puts on the TCS New York City Marathon (as it is officially known)—has shepherded the evolution of that first quaint ...
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - For thousands of runners both elite and not, Bart Yasso epitomizes the heart and soul of the global running community. In 40-plus years, he has run thousands of footraces on all seven continents, matched some great athletes stride-for-stride, celebrated with champions, and shared in the joy of a hard-fought finish with the runner at the very back of the pack.
For the past 30 years, Yasso, 61, has worked for Runner's World magazine. In his role as the chief running offi...
America's distance running boom has many factors. But just Google "running and weight loss" and/or "weight loss running bloggers" and you get a sense that the popularity of running 5Ks, half-marathons, and marathons is at least partly related to America's obesity crisis and the resultant billion-dollar industry of trying—and often not succeeding—to shed the pounds.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - We went to Best Buy to buy a CD and never talked to a human being. Instead, a computer and robot named Chloe sold us a CD. And by "we" I mean me. Here is what happened. Best Buy is experimenting with full automation -- in the form of a robot -- to sell a decidedly old-fashioned medium: CDs and DVDs. I'm in my 40s, so yes I remember vinyl records, tapes and even 8-tracks.
Although Breast Cancer Awareness Month comes once a year (and will soon end), cancer is a year-round fact of life for people affected by the disease. That is why the staff and volunteers of the Adelphi New York Statewide Breast Cancer Hotline and Support Program in Garden City, Long Island, try to step up to the plate every day for women (and men) who need help coping with how the illness affects their entire lives, including their emotional health, relationships, and ...
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - Authorities are offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of whoever abandoned a neglected dog outside the Smithtown Animal Shelter on August 2, 2016.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - A Texas brewery located less than 90 miles from the Gulf Coast has pledged half a million bucks to Hurricane Harvey relief funds. The Spoetzl Brewery brews beers under the brand Shiner, named for its hometown. Ahead of the arrival of Hurricane Harvey on August 25, Spoetzl shut down production and closed up shop to make sure its employees were safe, the brewery said.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - A pilot in the U.S. Marines who grew up on Long Island is among a dozen new candidates for NASA's astronaut program. NASA announced that Major Jasmin Moghbeli and 11 other men and women will report for duty in August to begin two years of training to become astronauts.
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - A man wearing a belt decorated with ammunition prompted alarm at Pace University in Lower Manhattan Thursday afternoon.