Amazing Finish at New York Marathon - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

11/3/03

Amazing Finish at New York Marathon

More than 30,000 people ran the grueling New York Marathon on Sunday. The fastest runners took less than three hours to finish.

The lady who came in last walked the 26 mile course in 29 hours and 45 seconds, but she is getting just as much applause.

Zoe Koplowitz has battled Multiple Sclerosis for 25 years, and she is a diabetic. So, walking 26.2 miles in 29 hours and 45 seconds is an amazing accomplishment. Koplowitz walked through the night, surrounded by friends, the slowest marathon runner, but the first with MS to complete the most consecutive races -- 16 New York marathons.

"It's really all about hope. It's all about believing in your dreams," says Zoe Koplowitz.

At age 55, Koplowitz is just short of her personal goal. She'd like to finish 20 New York marathons.

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