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.
He was born in Arad, Romania and ran in the first New York City Marathon in 1970.
He also organized the Crazy Legs Mini Marathon, the first women's-only marathon in the United States.
His birth name was Fischel Lebowitz. He never married and had no children.
He founded the New York City Marathon, which was won by Alberto Salazar three straight years from 1980 to 1982.