In this Chapter 12, Jeff Benjamin reminds us that the NYRR Night of Champions is about helping kids in New York. We think that is a wonderful way to end our rewind. When Fred Lebow and Allan Steinfeld began the NYC Marathon, it was a way to build interest in Central Park, as it was four laps around Central Park. 127 finishers in 1970, and 30,300 in 2021 (50,000 plus finishers in 2019).
This is the final chapter (12) of the NYC 50th anniversary rewind. Written by Jeff Benjamin, the story is titled: the 2017 NYRR Night of Champions, where the kids are the champs!