We met Fred Thompson over 40 years ago when he was waging war with the New York City Board of Education. The beef was over the almost total lack of educational and athletic sports programs for girls. Thompson, then a corporate lawyer (ABC) who was getting nowhere with the system, formed a track club for young girls, the legendary Atoms Track Club in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn.
In 1978, the great Grete Waitz won the first of her nine New York City Marathons as she became a household name around the world
In their 39th year as an organization, the Brooklyn USA Athletic Association is continuing their mission of serving the Brooklyn community and beyond
Ted Corbitt, who was known around the world as “The Marathon Man,” will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame
Richard “Dick” Barnett, the former New York Knick who won a pair of rings as a member of their 1970 and 1973 NBA championships teams, will join Ernie Brown (Winston Salem State University), Wally Goodwin (New York Tech) and Clarence Brookins (Temple University).
She was the real thing. Nothing seemed to frighten her. When Bonita Spence made her transition, she still had plenty of gas left in her tank. But somewhere, the tank hit empty, and Spence was gone—just like that.
One thing is for sure this coming 2013-14 Knicks season: The locker room will never be the same again. Not with Metta World Peace suiting up with his hometown team for what will be his 15th NBA season. Whew! Talk about time flying.
The New York City Basketball Hall of Fame celebrated it’s 24th birthday
Hank Carter is the first African-American to have a hospital in New York City named after him. Carter, a Vietnam veteran, began Wheelchair Charities in the early ’70s after his best friend Jada was shot while coming out of a store in Queens, resulting in permanent paralysis.
The demons that haunted Dean “The Dream” Meminger for the better part of his adult life have parted company with him. Lord knows he fought those demons—and often by himself.