Monday, November 2, 2009
NYC Marathon winners and Team Reeve
Edith Hunkeler of Switzerland and Kurt Fearnley of Australia won the NYC Marathon wheelchair division. They are pictured at left, wearing orange jackets and wreaths in their hair, and holding bouquets after the race. Hunkeler dubbed this marathon the toughest and said it is "always the highlight of my year".
Team Reeve pursued its goal of raising $26,000 to help cure paralysis at the NYC marathon. Matthew Reeve, Christopher Reeve's son, (pictured at right in his Team Reeve shirt while running) finished the race in a bit over four hours. Matthew has raised $18, 672.00, according to his fundraising page, which, if you'd like to donate, can be found here.
A video about the team's goals of Care and Cure is shown below.