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Jobless Columbia Grad Finds Time For Marathon Training

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Runners of the 2005 New York City Marathon pass through Brooklyn, NY - Nov 6, 2005 - Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

Runners of the 2005 New York City Marathon pass through Brooklyn, NY – Nov 6, 2005 – Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) - Finding time to train for the New York City Marathon is tough, but not for the unemployed.


WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reports

When she graduated from Columbia University and couldn’t get a job, Urani Sanchez began running.

“After I finished running, I would automatically feel like I had accomplished something,” Sanchez told WCBS 880 reporter Marla Diamond.

The sport of marathon running has grown in popularity during the recession.

News stand sales of Runner’s World magazine were up 4 percent last year, says editor-in-chief David Willing: “Running gives people a very powerful sense of control.”

It also gives people a goal. “You see lots of progress,” says Willing.

You only need to buy a pair of sneakers.

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