Episode 11: Gary Fanelli (Olympic Athlete)

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Gary Fanelli is the original costume runner and he was running sub 2:30's. He has run the New York City Marathon as various characters: as Elwood Blues in 1983, as a Ghostbusters ghost in 1984, as a New York Mets player in 1986, and wearing a white tunic and toque as "Chef Ronzoni" in 1987. He also ran in the Olympics, led the Boston Marathon, and protested the boycott of the 1980 Olympics. Hear this and many other stories from my friend and running legend Gary Fanelli.

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