Marathon Effort

This year’s New York Marathon will be the first event in the USA in which Peace and Sport has participated. Its team of 20 runners are being trained and backed by three of the organisation’s 56 Champions for Peace.

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Later this year on 6th November, having been watched by 315 million television viewers worldwide and cheered on by over two million roadside spectators, more than 45,000 runners are Œ>           ‹  ING New York City Marathon in the city’s Central Park. ˆ     $>           $?  >    $   $   200 registered charities at the event, 20 will ?  >>  —  #>  programmes established in six countries across three continents. “ /         / $    $   $  /     ?  $> ’˜| | #? ™­ $ $  —   #> {|  $    the organisation’s New York City Marathon         / >      >[         —   #> †  !$ &  last December. “It started last year when our president ®”£   —  #>  /  >  / / ¥        ‰ #  ‚ Œ>   !  $ƒ/ $        This year’s New York Marathon will be the first event in the USA in which Peace and Sport has participated. Its team of 20 runners are being trained and backed by three of the organisation’s 56 Champions for Peace. MARATHON EFFORT By Michael Long SPECIAL REPORT | PEACE AND SPORT Sylvain Héraud (right), event coordinator for the New York Marathon for Peace and Sport, will run the race with the likes of Champion for Peace Wilson Kipketer SportsPro Magazine | 63  —  #> ‰#        > —  #> ‰# in March 2011 and we are now in the process         `        /   ‰#    institutions in New York and Washington /         | >       /      >           ?   $>    ‰#! $    > >   |>  ?       $>  That’s why we have selected the New York &     ?  /  —   #> /  > > ‚ † ™­ Œ> / >  came to be involved in running the race. ƒ†        >[ / † / ^ /Ÿ  ¥†>   months there to keep a hand on the creation  —  #> ‰# /       $>     > >     ^ /Ÿ & †       >[   / †/$  $  ?? †$ $  ¥†{?    ?  /¥ †  ¡*  >>      $ †/   ^ /Ÿ †/   coordinating the group, I will be speaking on an almost daily basis to the Champions so I     $     $ $  {†      & > $ †{$ ?  Œ   ‚ '       —  #>  ‰#  /          country, the organisation’s participation in the prestigious event, and indeed the whole >     —  #>  Monaco. “We contacted the organisers, New York Road Runners (NYRR), and decided > > £   ‚ Œ>  ™­ƒ*   / ? >    ™? >$   > /  /?  $?   / $      ^ /}  + —&    !  * † {?    >‚    >>  >     /   —  #> ?   ’  ™­      process by which the 20 individuals were  ƒ!    ?  $$ $      $  $$ ¯„      $‚ ƒ*  /     /$   §   $ ?  to run the marathon. We have quite a mixed group with people that have very, very good    $ ¥/ ?  Œ or seven runners who can run it in under  ¥> > /?  ?  run a marathon but are very, very motivated to run the New York Marathon. The second   /       ??  —  #> >[ > >  That was very important in the application. We had a question, ‘Do you know about Peace #> ž $ ?   —  #> ž{     > >    >>  $ $ ?    $  the cause, people with either a background in >  >     ‚          >?   $    /  >>    —  #>   ™­>?     Œ$>   $ $     $ >        >  >    ƒ ?  $  ‰¢ / $  — ”/‚ ƒ™   an Olympian who won a silver medal at the ˜•‹  +$ $ $    ‹Œ‹$   — /    '  ‡ {/         >     '  ‡ †   ”  teenagers who had to accomplish a certain  ?   Œ          > ¥ Œ$>   ?  > >  in a charity operation, be good at school, reach    $          recognised as an excellent pupil. “We started our story with Phil last year / /    >  ™   the earthquake. We launched a big operation >>  >   ™    ™ ˆ$> $$   >   >$   ™      $> the kids, so they could practice sports in   $   ?     $    earthquake and to learn the rules, the respect,        >  /     >  — ”//                 >$    ?   ‡ and all that equipment has since been sent to  ™ ˆ$> $$    used in the camps by the kids. That’s how we     / —     ‚ ™­ Œ> /       +  |     ¢ $+    $    ??     $ >[ ƒ¢ $ ?     ¢ >   $>  —  /    >   $ ™ { $ |>   “We selected the people that appeared more motivated to raise money for the cause, people with either a background in sports or in peace institutions.” 64 | SportsProMedia.com $  ™ {$  ‹ $     ™    $   / •$     ^ /Ÿ &   {?  ™     $+   ?   >[  ™ /  ? >$$  kids’ personal development and proposes >  ?     +  ™ { /      ^ /Ÿ &  ?   Œ $   /   $ ! { very interesting to have someone who has    ?  > $     /  $ $> /   ? ‚                  >[ ™­ Œ>  how each runner will have the chance to >>   ??   ¥  —  #> >$$       ƒ*            ¯„     /  >$$ —  #> /    the money they have raised. We have >$$  Œ$>  ‡ * $ —    ” †? ™  $ ‡   >?  /  $ >$$    are able to decide which they would like to >> *       $ ?    —  #>       ? >  > |>  >$$ /    /          $  ??     /  * {         ‚ ™­   {>[  [       | $     $ —  #>  ƒ! {   > >     |>  ?   {     > —  #>    ^ /Ÿ  & ?     ‰     ”   # / >   $   *    $ —   #>     > >             >  //    ?? /  —  #> ^ Œ  / > ?  $ ’‹     /  one 50, then one day maybe 100, 150, 200  //    ?   —  #> {>[ † {  | $>[ ‚ SPECIAL REPORT | PEACE AND SPORT “When you are running as an athlete,     >  ¥ are thinking about how you have to win. ¢ >  $       $       [ I want to encourage as many people as >    $  [  >      ƒ&> > $       $> —  #> † { [    /¥      > >  > #>  > >    ¥ you encourage each other and you share a    $$‡?    $>  under the same conditions. “I think [the New York City Marathon scheme] is good because people wouldn’t    /      ¢ > —~    /   have that chance and they want to make a contribution. ƒ!$ †$ /  responsibilities. We have so many sportsmen and sportswomen who, when   ° $> ‘    own business and don’t realise they have this responsibility to give something back to people through these sports that made  $>  ? $      We have to teach the younger generation            {  >     ?  $   you learn, also, to be a giver, to share what you have. ƒŸ /          their career and their mind is completely closed. But when you have a certain  >     $ >     >  / * $        ? ¥   / ?  ¥ $            those who need your help. ƒ†{$ / $ °    ‘ /  >   $    ?    / ? $$  / run many marathons in New York, I’m ready to share with them. It’s a team and I’m really honoured to be meeting this >  >  —  #>  We need to be encouraging more and more people to come in. I want to congratulate —  #>    >> >  and having this team in New York, which /  ?      $   $ other people on the outside to realise that    $ ? ‚ Tegla Loroupe 62 2011 11 Michael Long {filedir_26}SportsProMag_issue38_62-65.pdf [26379] [sportspro_november_201] SportsPro November 2011