RYE, NY (WCBS 880) – To participate in the New York City Marathon at 69-years-old is outstanding. To do it with a new heart that you just got in January is absolutely unbelievable.

WCBS 880’s Catherine Cioffi reports

“This my opportunity to do it,” Peter Sinnott tells WCBS 880 reporter Catherine Cioffi.

Sinnott, who is from Rye, says people think he’s nuts for doing this, but in his heart, he says he’s doing this for Westchester Medical Center, where his surgery was performed and to raise awareness about organ donation.

Sinnott says, “Transplant people are able to get up and do the marathon.”

Sinnott says he’s been training everyday

“I told my doctor that I’m not gonna run, I’m gonna walk and he said ‘Why walk?’. He’s very enthusiastic,” says Sinnott.

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