TETERBORO, NJ - A Teterboro councilman and his daughter were honored by the Mayor and Council for completing the New York City Marathon in November.
Councilman Juan Ramirez and his daughter Dana Ramirez were both recognized for completing the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon in early November. Both ran in support of Team for Kids, a New York Road Runners program which "brings free running and fitness programs to students across the country. These programs help to build students’ motivation, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life" according to the group's website.
Teterboro Mayor John P. Watt read proclamations for both father and daughter, recognizing their achievement in completing the race, and "extend their best wishes for many future marathons."
While this was not Juan's first NYC Marathon, having finished the race in 2017, it was his daughter's first. She had completed the Philadelphia Marathon. Juan said he hopes to run in the New Jersey Marathon in April and wants to run NYC again in 2020, its 50th anniversary.
"Running is good therapy for anybody," said Juan. "It is the only sport that doesn't criticize anybody."
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