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Toomer Hoping To Raise 20K For Charity In NYC

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Oct. 21, 2010
  • Updated Oct. 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM UTC

Former NFL player aims to pass 20,000 people at $1 apiece at NYC Marathon.

Former New York Giant Amani Toomer will run the ING New York City Marathon on November 7 in an effort to raise money for The New York Road Runners youth running programs

In a partnership with Timex, Toomer will receive $1 for every person he passes in the race. His goal is to pass 20,000 people in under 4 hours.

“They all think I’m crazy,” he says of his former football teammates.

For More: Universal Sports

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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