On November 1st more than 50,000 people will run the New York City Marathon and all of them have a story. Some will run for the prize money. Some will run just to finish. This is the story of Vince Foley. On Sunday, he will run the New York City Marathon for the 5th time.
Being a local guy gives Vince a home field advantage. In fact, one of his favorite routes is a 20 mile loop from his Battery Park City neighborhood to the George Washington Bridge. But make no mistake about it, Vince works just as hard as any other runner out there. He regularly meets his running club friends for training runs through Central Park. He often squeezes in six miles by running home from work.
This year Vince has worked particularly hard because he has his sights set on qualifying for the Boston Marathon. Together with his running friends, he's hired a coach to help him reach his goal. All of his hard work helped him achieve a 1:30 finish at the NYC Half Marathon earlier this month, beating his PR by 2 minutes.
Vince's wife and two daughters will be proudly cheering him on every step of the way. Democracy of Sweat salutes Vince and all the other runners of the New York Marathon.