Monday, April 13, 2009

Thank you!

Thank you everyone for your support! My dad and I will continue to update this site with other running adventures.
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Sunday, April 12, 2009

To: Reporters in Philadelphia


Hi, I was suppose to send you some pictures, but I have misplaced your email address. My apologies. Therefore, I am posting them on my blog. I hope this finds you before your deadline. Thank you.

Finish line

He arrived safely! I am too tired to be creative with my words. ;-). Congratulations, dad!
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Finally in NY

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Bike escort is so cool!

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Police escort!!!

We have police escort from our township!
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We arrived at Ridgefield, NJ!!!

Marathon club members greeted us at Ridgefield, NJ. It was an awesome feeling to come to such a familiar setting with friendly faces! Next and final step, NYC!!!
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Union City, NJ - Rise and shine!!!

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Jersey City

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Entering Jersey City

We just arrived at Jersey City at 4:30 am. It's been 24 hours since we started the race. It's good to be back.
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Newark, NJ was insane!

I think we wanted to get out of Newark, NJ as soon as we could. Although, dad was having stomach issues, he chugged along with a good pacer. Everyone is starting to feel tired. We have been up for more than 25 hours. But, it's difficult to complain with someone who is running 150 miles!
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Good bye, Elizabeth. Hello Newark!

We had some tough time in Elizabeth, NJ. Dad had some stomach issues so he couldn't run much. Resting seems to help a bit, however, it didn't last too long. We got some meds to calm his stomach down. Let's see how long we can keep the pain down. Next stop, Jersey City.
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Saturday, April 11, 2009

On the road again

After a good rest, he has gained some of his energy back. We are heading towards Elizabeth, NJ.
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Crew after dark

Ah, as I promised. Our crew is also exhausted, but we are still energetic about the run. Don't let our look fool ya'.
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A short break time

We are taking a short break before our final leg into Elizabeth, NJ and then to Newark, NJ.
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21:06 - Nearing Elizabeth, NJ

It's all fun and games until the sun goes down. Dark roads are becoming a huge hazard for the runners. We are using precautions to help out the runners with lights. I wish cars would slow down and go around the runners.
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19:55 - Metropark, NJ

Running too fast for my camera!!!
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Sun is setting

We are nearing Rahway, NJ. Sun is setting and we are bring out the lights!

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Getting tired

He is starting to show some fatigue. His pace has slowed down much since we left New Brunswick.
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Dad Runs on Dunkin'

So far we counted more than 20 Dunkin' Donuts on our way. Finally, we were welcomed by one of DD owner in New Brunswick. Dad Runs On Dunkin' Donuts.
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18:00 - We are in New Brunswick


Sun is finally out!!!
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15:20 - Running on Rt 27

Running on route 27.
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NYC or Bust!!!

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16:16 - Somerset, NJ

We took a long needed break and to escape from the rain. After eating and refueling he is back on the road again.
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14:02 - Franklin Park, NJ

Rain does not want to let up. Mother nature indeed had other plans for today. But we are ahead of schedule.

Taking a short break

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11:50am - Princeton township, NJ

Weather is definitely impacting my dad's run. He is running on a country road with some traffic. Local drivers are mindful of his running efforts with occasional honks.
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Stretching before hitting 40!

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Welcome to New Jersey! (30M)

He just crossed into Trenton, New Jersey. He said "I'm almost home!"
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Penndel, PA

Running through the city of Penndel, PA. We are near NJ/PA border.
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8:30 AM Penndel, PA (20M)

Dad is running solo from here and on. Thank you David and James for helping my dad out up to this point. Weather is still not cooperating with us. It is still pouring and wind is not helping with the run. He is still marching on, but rain is taking a toll on his stamina. We will keep close eyes on him. Wish us luck!

More support group

This our rear crew helping us with traffic blocks and support. It's a tremendous help to have an extra crew to help us out.
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7:20 am - Hulmeville, PA (17M)

David, James, and dad looking strong even under rainy weather.

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Our A-Team crew

This is our front car crew in charge of directions. We are all smiles for now. Come back and check us out in 24 hours. We are enjoying our journey and once in a life time experience.
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6:48 am - Torresdale, PA (15M)

We have covered about 15 miles so far. It has started to rain hard, but dad is running strong. We have stopped for a short water break and changed of cloths.
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6:05 AM: Northeast Philadelphia

It started to rain in Philadelphia. It's is windy but it's cool enough for a nice running condition. We have cleared Center City area about an hour ago. He is running without any problem. James and David are running along side dad to pace.

Here we go.

We started the race at 4:20am from 1714 Delancy place in Philadelphia.
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Friday, April 10, 2009

Real-time tracking map is online!

You can keep track of my dad's progress in real-time. I'll be updating his progress via google map. Post any comments if you have any questions.

Mobile update

I'll continuously update this site with my blackberry.
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Thursday, April 9, 2009

Rebel without a cause? I think not.


Why would anyone want to run 120 miles? Of course, I can drive 120 miles in 2 hours flat obeying the speed limit. But, I can't even fathom running such a distance in just one day! My dad is not just running the distance to prove that he can do it. He has proven to us many time before, i.e. Vermont, Colorado, California, etc.

My dad is a proud Korean who appreciates his roots. He is dedicating his run to honor someone who is very important as a Korean-American. Seo Jae-pil (anglicized name Philip Jaisohn) is the first Korean-American acquiring citizenship of the United States. He was an integral part of establishing independence in Korea and convened the First Korean Congress which was held in Philadelphia. He was also the first Korean to earn western medical degree in the U.S. and wrote the first Korean-English dictionary. He is the Benjamin Franklin who professed the ideal of independence and exercised his intellect to progress our lives. This is his cause.

Read more about Seo Jae-pil

Philly2NYC Distance Run Route


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Here is the route that we are taking! We are starting from 17th and Delancy Pl. Philadelphia, PA at 4am. He will run through several cities in New Jersey including Trenton, Princeton, New Brunswick, Edison, Newark, Fort Lee and finish in Manhattan.

Philadelphia to NYC Distance Run


On April 11,2009, he is pushing the envelop again with an endurance run from Philadelphia, PA to New York City. A journey of more than 120 miles in which he hopes to spread his inspiration for healthy life.

This run will start at 4:00 AM on April 11 from 17th st and Delancy Ave in Philadelphia, PA and plan to finish at 115th st and Riverside Drive at 12:30 PM on April 12. This blog will be regularly updated with his progress on April 11-12.