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Joe Glickman, 1959-2015

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Joe Glickman, 1959-2015

I’m sad to announce the death of my dear friend Joe Glickman. Joe was a father, husband, athlete, writer, filmmaker, friend, and all-around mensch. 11257644_10152809738511120_1692570759_n

My first exposure to Joe was reading a fascinating article he wrote in the Village Voice back in the 1990’s. Only later, when he and my first wife became friends, did I meet him and realize that he was the one ...

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David Jordan, 1968-2012

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David Jordan, 1968-2012

I’m very sad to report that my friend David  “DJ” Jordan passed away today at the age of 43. David was diagnosed with brain cancer this spring and was undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. Earlier this week he developed a blood clot, which ultimately led to his passing.

David was a fixture in the New York cycling community, as a respected coach, team sponsor, past President of the Century Road Club Association, and the best rider I’ve ever known – implausibly strong ...

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RIP Sally Meyerhoff

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Meyerhoff Sally Meyerhoff, a professional runner and triathlete from Arizona was killed Tuesday on a training ride when she collided with a pick-up truck. According to a press release from Maricopa County, prelimiary investigations show that she failed to yield at the intersection and collided with the pick-up truck. There were no indications of impairment of the driver of the pick-up truck.

Ms. ...

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RIP Jim MacLaren

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I just saw the very sad news that Jim MacLaren passed away August 30 at the age of 47. He was an incredibly strong and motivational person and athlete. Below is the bio from his website.

"There are times I don't like the way my life went, but that doesn’t mean that I'm not in love with life," says the 43-year-old motivational ...

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Alberto Arroyo, Pioneering Jogger, Dies at 94 – Obituary (Obit) – NYTimes.com

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Alberto Arroyo claimed to be the first person to jog around the Central Park Reservoir, and by the time he died in a Manhattan nursing home at 94 on Thursday, who could dispute him? What is certain is that generations of runners came to treasure the leathery-skinned gentleman with flowing white hair and matching mustache as a peculiarly New York institution.

via www.nytimes.com

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Bronx Cyclist Killed

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Megan tour de bx Megan Charlop (pictured to the left with her daughter), a veteran public health advocate who worked at Montefiore Medical Center for over 25 years was killed this morning while riding her bike to work.  In ...

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RIP Randi Rosenberg

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I'm sad to report the death of Randi Rosenberg, co-founder of the Young Survival Coalition, which continues to support women under the age 40 with cancer.   Randi is survived by her husband Matt (who introduced me to YSC and helped us arrange for the Race Across the Window to support the cause) and their daughter Alexandra.

To learn more about Randi, read this tribute at Livestrong.  And please continue to support the YSC's Tour de Pink and ...

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RIP Al Puma

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Al puma My friend Al Puma, a longtime fixture in the NY athletic scene passed away Friday after a long illness.  Al was a competitive runner, multisport athlete and stair climber.  In addition, he helped create and promote numerous races.

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Kathleen Lewis, RIP

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As many of you know, Kathleen Lewis – wife of Larry and mother of Larissa – was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor in February.  Sadly, Kathleen passed away last week.  The Buffalo News has a touching story about her. 

Please keep Larry and Larissa in your thoughts and prayers as they begin their lives without her.

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Doug Stern

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Curacaodougportrait_2Doug Stern passed away Monday morning June 25 after a brief, hard fight with kidney cancer.

Doug was a fixture in the New York swimming and triathlon community for decades as an athlete and coach.  From his training vacations, to his swimming and deep water running classes, to acting as the chief bandit catcher at mile 26 at the marathon, ...

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