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Welcome to My Fred's Team Page

Name: Mark Kris
Event: NYRR Five-Borough Series
Date: 12/31/2019


We can't cure lung cancers unless we first imagine we can do it

 4 OCT 2019

It was a beautiful day in the Bronx last Sunday. That race marked the end of my 5 borough journey for 2019. I made it to Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Bronx. Queens and Staten Island will have to wait until 2020. Although the racing season is over for me, my search for research funds is not. Please consider donating to Fred's Team in 2019. Our doctors have so many good ideas to improve the lives of persons with lung cancers. We need funds now to put pur plans into action.

20 MAY 2019 

I did it ....completed the Brooklyn Half Marathon. Starting the race seemed unlikely just a few weeks ago as I pondered my fate while I was in the MRI machine at HSS trying to figure out the cause of pain in the hip area. I got to add some new words to my vocabulary:  iliopsoas bursitis. Mobic and rest did the trick. Got to experience the "full monty" on the Q train from Coney Island to the UES on the way home . Amazing what $1.35 (senior MTA discount applied) can still provide.


Will be on hiatus from my 5 borough journey until September when I take on the Bronx.

Thank you for supporting research to cure lung cancers.

May Fred be with you ...


18 MAR 2019

No DNF (Did Not Finish) for the NY Half for MGK!!!!!!!!!!!!!

It was a great day on all accounts. Not my best time but my best finish. I was only minutes into the race when I heard the first "Go Fred's Team" shouted at me in BKNY. The verbal support continued to the finish line. Was heartened to see the number of Fred's Team members running by me. I'm inspired to run by them in the Brooklyn Half on 18 MAY 19.

13 MAR 2019

My recovery is progressing well and I am cautiously optimistic for a painless finish on Sunday. Don't expect a MGK personal best. Be there to cheer me on along with my fellow Fred's Team runners. No more DNFs!

So many great ideas to fight lung cancers .... we need your support to make them real. 

May Fred be with me.

20 JAN 2019 

Newsflash:  OMG, MGK DNF The Manhattan Half. I braved the elements to get to the start line and all was well until a pesky hamstring pull I experienced while sprinting to the 6 train 10 days earlier recurred and worsened. The tried and true way for dealing with all running injuries, ie to keep running, failed me for the first time. I reluctantly limped off the course just after mile one. I plan to channel all my restorative energies into my thigh to get to the NY Half in March.

19 JAN 2019 

I'm back in 2019 running with Fred's team to raise money for research that aims to cure lung cancers. Two weeks ago I was wearing my Fred's outfit running in a race in Central Park when a runner who read the back of my shirt tapped me on the shoulder as he passed me (I get more and more of this these days). He turned to me and said "that sure would be a wonderful world". He got our message. He imagined it. You can too. Join me in my 2019 journey through the 5 boroughs. It starts in Manhattan with the Fred Lebow Half Marathon 20 JAN. I can think of no better way to start. 

Thank you for your financial and emotional support.

May Fred be with you. 

We can't cure lung cancers unless we first imagine we can do it





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