All Dreamers Stretch


The number 69645 will always have special meaning to me. This number was proof of my willingness to run, literally, toward a Dream. On a cold, crisp fall morning in Queens, I wore 69645 across my chest as I stood at the starting line of the New York City Marathon.

On that morning, I joined thousands of people from around the world—runners representing all races, ages, and nations. I felt an electrified connection to each person at that starting line. Inspiring rock music thundered from speakers everywhere. Some people warmed up by running in place, others held contorted yoga poses, while others lay on cement or grass, stealing final moments of rest. I also saw runners taking inventory ...

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