It was 20 years ago AZ became no. 6 in New York City Marathon. To me AZ is Allan Zachariasen. But AZ is also Alan Zucker the driver who had just picked me up at JFK Airport.
"It is not that often we have runners from Denmark", he said. No, I had to admit that the marathon standard in Denmark was rather poor at the moment, but it had earlier been better. Once we even had a no. 5 in Dorthe Rasmussen.
AZ: "Dorthe Rasmussen! I have not heard that name for a long time. It is nice to think of her again after so many years. She was here at several occasions - a great runner".
No wonder the success. From A to Z, NYCM is full of people with great passion for the event and its runners. There are several thousand volunteers and more than a million spectators. Even so,