Fred Lebow

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Birthday
3, 1932
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Oct 9, 1994 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
3, 1932
Birthplace
Romania
Death Date
Oct 9, 1994 (62)

About

Runner most famous for being the founder of the New York City Marathon. He was President of the New York Road Runners Club for two decades and ran in sixty-nine marathons.

Before Fame

He was born in Arad, Romania and ran in the first New York City Marathon in 1970.

Trivia

He also organized the Crazy Legs Mini Marathon, the first women's-only marathon in the United States.

Family Life

His birth name was Fischel Lebowitz. He never married and had no children.

Associated With

He founded the New York City Marathon, which was won by Alberto Salazar three straight years from 1980 to 1982.