Lance Armstrong set to take on N.Y. marathon

Celebrity marathon runners have been a staple since Oprah Winfrey gritted her way through the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C., in 1994. Oprah’s feat, celebrated on her show, is credited by some with helping to produce a second running boom that’s seen marathons swell with participants. Everyone from Will Ferrell (Boston, 2003) to George W.

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