NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — More than a charity race, the Tunnel to Towers 5K has become a pilgrimage.
As WCBS 880’s Sean Adams reported, people want to retrace the steps of firefighter Stephen Siller, who lugged 60 pounds of gear as he ran through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to reach the burning towers on 9/11.
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“He would’ve had all the right in the world to just wait until he could find another way of getting there, and there would have been nothing wrong with that, absolutely nothing wrong with that,” said Siller’s brother, Frank. “I wish he did, but that wasn’t who he was.”