NY SportsMed is starting a new tradition for the many patients and employees that run the NYC Marathon – a post marathon recover zone. Our West side office was open as a family meeting area for runners. Physical Therapists were standing by to ice down and massage the successful finishers. Family’s waited for their runners in the warm of the office with a great view over Columbus circle as the racers ran the last 1,000 meters
Four employees of New York Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy finished the ING New York Marathon held on November 6, 2011. Physical Therapist LukeBongiorno, Physical Therapist Francis Diano, Chief Executive Officer Adam Banks, and Medical Director Dr. Michael Neely completed the marathon course that attracted runners from all 50 states and over 100 countries around the world. Dr. Neely, Luke and Adam ran the race to raise money for the American Cancer Society (DetermiNation) The 42nd running of the annual ING New York Marathon featured 45,000 runners braving the course stretching through the five boroughs of New York City and finishing in Central Park. Both professional and amateur runners participated in the 26.2-mile event while more than 2 million spectators provided encouragement and inspiration along the way. Some of the countries represented in the race included Italy, France, Germany, the Netherlands, and Switzerland, among others.
The ING New York Marathon was broadcast to 330 million homes across the globe, highlighting the growing popularity and appeal of the race since its inception in 1970. More than a simple measure of endurance and physical fitness, some marathon runners also assisted a variety of good causes. In excess of $31 million alone was raised by over 6,500 race participants on behalf of charitable groups and charitable giving such as the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, JuvenileDiabetes Research Foundation, and New York Road Runner’s Team for Kids.