Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 11/7/11
Sunday's New York City Marathon was a record breaking event, and i dont mean just in the number of attendees or the fact that course records were all but abolished. The event was highly publicized and thanks to a few big time names, raised alot of money for alot of great causes. Among the big timers were 8-time Olympic speed skating medalist Apollo Anton Ohno, six-time stanley cup champion Mark Messier, and two time Olympic softball gold medalist Jenny Finch. All three of these athletes made their contribution to their cause and did it in style. Ohno raised $26,000 for Special Olympics from Subway, simply by finishing the race in under 4 hours. And as Ohno, 29, says, “This actually hurts my short-track training, but the toughness you can gain from this crazy marathon is applicable.” For Ohno the cause was more than just a minor set back in his short track training, and seeing as he has close to 3 years to go before he sets foot on the Olympic stage again. I guess you could say he ha...
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