Back Stories: Running & Reporting The NYC Marathon

WCBS 880's 50th Anniversary Takes A Look Back

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) – Reporter Marla Diamond recalls wearing two hats during the New York City Marathon.

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“That was really hard – running and reporting. I remember running that year alongside Sean Adams, and the two of us saying, ‘You can do the live shot; No, you do the live shot,’” she says. “Well at about mile five in Brooklyn, he just smoked me – ran way ahead of me. I didn’t have a choice, I had to call in. I barely remember most of what I said.”

She does, however, remember passing rapper P. Diddy in 2003.

“I was so proud of that. He had this giant entourage and all these people running around him, and I passed him!” she says. “I wanted everyone to know. So I remember reporting on passing Sean Combs in the marathon.”

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