Queens man has outside shot at winning NYC Marathon

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Queens man has outside shot at winning NYC Marathon

Woodside, NY resident Matthew Schumacher has been quietly putting in hours of training in preparation for the upcoming 2016 New York City Marathon. We caught up with him on a cold windy October morning as he was pounding out the miles in the final few weeks leading up to the race. When asked about his shot at competing with the elite runners he can be quoted as saying, "I'm kind of dark horse with an outside shot of pulling off the victory. I've run with the Kenyans before and just haven't realized my goals as of yet. I think my real shot at pulling off the victory is the fact that the elite don't yet see me as a threat. I just can't wait to put all my chips on the table and see how everything shakes out. I'm happy with my minimalist training plan and unconventional diet. I think if everything comes together I can have real success." You can follow Matthew's journey on November 6th. You can also help to donate to Team Extreme supporting the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund at : https://www.crowdrise.com/IntrepidTeamExtreme/fundraiser/matthewschumacher1