24 jun. 2011

New York Marathon

Hoy he recibido uno de los correos electrónicos que más ilusión me hace año tras año.
Por sexta vez consecutiva estaré en el maratón más importante del mundo! De nuevo los organizadores del mítico maratón de Nueva York han contado conmigo para volver a correr por las calles más importantes del mundo.

Gracias Kathy y Bob por confiar en mí.

Abajo el email.

Avui he rebut uns dels correus electrònics que més il.lusió em fa any rere any.
Per sisena vegada consecutiva estaré al marató més important del món! De nou els organitzadors del mític maraton de Nova York han comptat amb mi per tornar a córrer pels carrers més importants del món.

Gràcies Kathy i Bob per confiar en mi.

A sota l'email.

Estimado Rafa,

We would like to invite you to compete in the Wheelchair Division of the ING New York City Marathon 2011. In recent years, the ING NYC Marathon has been host to a large group of world-class wheelchair competitors and we’d like to include you in the field for the event on Sunday, November 6, 2011.

As a part of your participation as an invited elite athlete, your invitation includes the following elements:

· Complimentary entry

· Flight booking or reimbursement for travel expenses

· Pick up and return to one of the NYC Airports

· Hotel accommodations at the Hilton or Sheraton, co-headquarter hotels for the Marathon

· Access to the invited athlete Hospitality Suite at the Hilton from 8:30 am to 7:00 pm

· Breakfasts and Lunches provided by the Hospitality Suite

· Per diem cash stipends for other meals

· Technical pre-race meeting on Saturday, November 5 at 4:00 pm, followed by a dinner for athletes at 5:00 pm

· Gift bags and bib number pick up at the Hospitality Suite

· Invitations to all Marathon-related events

· Full Race day support

· Tickets for guests to the Finish Line Banquet (per request)

More detailed information on the foregoing benefits will be provided to you in subsequent emails, as will more specific information on travel, hotel accommodations and other matters relating to your trip to New York City.

Attached is the prize money structure that will be in place for this year’s event

To accept our invitation, please complete and return the Entry Form/Waiver which is also attached.

VERY IMPORTANT: To assist our Transportation Team, which will arrange for your pickup at the airport, please provide a description of the case, or other packaging, in which you will transport your racing wheelchair to NYC, including information regarding whether the wheels will be attached to, or separated from, your chair, the approximate measurements of the chair in its case or other packaging., and any other information that will enable the Transportation Team to arrange for the appropriate van and/or truck to transport you and your chair and other baggage from the airport to your hotel. Thank you.

We are looking forward to another great race and hope to hear from you at your earliest convenience about your participation.


Bob Laufer & Kathy Hirsch

Wheelchair Race Coordinators

ING New York City Marathon

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