The New York City Marathon By Rose Feuer
<ul><li>26.2 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Begins in Staten Island, runs through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and end...
General Overview Sources <ul><li>Index/searching terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running ...
Multi-Subject Monographs <ul><li>The American Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>About American marathons in general, but includes...
1970: The Origin of the New York City Marathon <ul><li>Best Source: The Historical New York Times </li></ul><ul><li>Not re...
Women in the Marathon: The Early Days <ul><li>Amateur Athletic Union prohibited female participation until 1972 </li></ul>...
1976: Racing Through All Five Boroughs <ul><li>Allowed as part of the bicentennial celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Best sou...
The Modern New York City Marathon <ul><li>Best Source: the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Official Site: nycmarathon.org </li>...
Fred Lebow: Founder and Organizer <ul><li>The force behind the marathon </li></ul><ul><li>Anything for a T-shirt (biograph...
Notable Runners <ul><li>Grete Waitz, Bill Rodgers: multiple winners </li></ul><ul><li>Notable runners who didn’t win (Huck...
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New York City Marathon

  1. 1. The New York City Marathon By Rose Feuer
  2. 2. <ul><li>26.2 miles </li></ul><ul><li>Begins in Staten Island, runs through Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, and ends in Manhattan </li></ul><ul><li>Began in 1970 (Central Park) </li></ul><ul><li>Expanded in 1976 (Citywide) </li></ul>
  3. 3. General Overview Sources <ul><li>Index/searching terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Marathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Running </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York City Marathon </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Road Runners Club </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fred Lebow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Marathon AND New York” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Multi-Subject Monographs <ul><li>The American Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>About American marathons in general, but includes a section on the New York City Marathon </li></ul><ul><li>Includes notable events not mentioned elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>The New York City Marathon: Twenty-Five Years </li></ul><ul><li>Especially notable for its pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Examinations of each year the marathon was run, famous runners, and the neighborhoods it traverses </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1970: The Origin of the New York City Marathon <ul><li>Best Source: The Historical New York Times </li></ul><ul><li>Not really a focus of the news at that time </li></ul><ul><li>Won by Gary Muhrcke (picture to left) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Women in the Marathon: The Early Days <ul><li>Amateur Athletic Union prohibited female participation until 1972 </li></ul><ul><li>Best Source: The Encyclopedia of American Facts and Dates </li></ul>
  7. 7. 1976: Racing Through All Five Boroughs <ul><li>Allowed as part of the bicentennial celebrations </li></ul><ul><li>Best source: The Historical New York Times </li></ul><ul><li>Also: The Encyclopedia of New York State </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Modern New York City Marathon <ul><li>Best Source: the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Official Site: nycmarathon.org </li></ul><ul><li>The New York City Marathon Cookbook </li></ul>
  9. 9. Fred Lebow: Founder and Organizer <ul><li>The force behind the marathon </li></ul><ul><li>Anything for a T-shirt (biography) and Inside the World of Big-Time Marathoning (autobiography) </li></ul><ul><li>Various obituaries and biographical sources </li></ul><ul><li>Run For Your Life </li></ul>
  10. 10. Notable Runners <ul><li>Grete Waitz, Bill Rodgers: multiple winners </li></ul><ul><li>Notable runners who didn’t win (Huckabee, the man with a false leg) </li></ul><ul><li>Various articles, sections of books </li></ul>

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