After a six-year hiatus the Pittsburgh Marathon will mark its 20th running since 1985. On Sunday a record 10,500 registrants will be running 26.2 miles through the neighborhoods of Pittsburgh.
Congratulations to board President Michele Fetting and Race Director Patrice Matamoros.
I am very proud to have been associated with the marathon since its inception in 1985. It is an internationally recognized event that not only promotes health awareness but also provides economic benefit to the region.
During the race the runners get to see our wonderful neighborhoods and the spectators come together for a citywide block party.
The rebirth of the Pittsburgh Marathon is a win-win both for the runners and for the city of Pittsburgh.
Come out on Sunday, and let's cheer the runners on!
FREDDIE H. FU, M.D.
Member, Board of Directors