(London, UK) Some 42,000 runners are expected to participate in this year’s ING New York City Marathon. The NYC Marathon is an integral part of the World Marathon Series. The first ever New York Marathon was held in 1970 with 127 entrants running around Central Park. In 1970 around 55 runners crossed the finishing line, in 2009 thousands will. The New York City Marathon attracts around 90,000 applicants every year. The first Sunday in November is called ‘Marathon Sunday’ in the United States of America and millions of New Yorkers will cheer the runners.
Running for Autism is John Lee Tin who is raising funds for the British charity, the UK Autism Foundation. The charity has been campaigning on behalf of families with autism and Asperger’s Syndrome who are below the poverty line. UKAF has been urging Her Majesty’s Government to do more for the poor.
Ivan Corea of UKAF welcomed John Lee Tin’s efforts and urged people to support him. People wishing to support John Lee Tin’s New York Marathon efforts can donate via his Just Giving website: