Former drug abuser escapes addiction through running

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Rob Vassilarakis running for the Foot Locker Five Borough Challenge team

Great Neck native Rob Vassilarakis, 40, has come face-to-face with the hell of drug addiction, but he narrowly escaped with his life thanks in part to a different…

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Former Chaminade star runs NYC Marathon to honor brother

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Former Chaminade star Ryan McDermott will compete in his first marathon on Sunday Nov. 6

There’s nothing quite like brotherly love, but Long Island’s Ryan McDermott is taking the phrase to new heights. The 22-year-old West Hempstead native will be competing in his…

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Malverne marathon man keeps going and going

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Richard Kass (far left) with his South Shore Striders team mates Barry Boyarsky, Ira Eras and Kevin Conway (left to right) at Eisenhower Park after a relay race in 2009

Malverne resident Richard Kass, 56, will run the New York City Marathon this Sunday, Nov. 6—his 50th marathon since 1978. After Kass finishes this race he will have…

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