Spike on Brooklyn Bridge courtesy of 40 Acres & A Mule website
Brooklyn-Raised Filmmaker and quintessential New York Sports Fan will lead the field at the 45th running of the world’s largest marathon.
“I’m honored to represent New York City, the greatest city on Earth, at one of the world’s most recognizable sporting events,” said Lee in a press release statement. “When my kids were younger, on race day, we would walk outside of my 40 Acres and a Mule office right into the marathon crowd. There’s such a New York sense of community around the race. It’s New York City’s biggest block party.”
As the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon Grand Marshal, Lee will participate in race-week festivities including the TCS New York City Marathon Opening Ceremony Presented by United Airlines, contribute to the live race broadcast on WABC-TV, Channel 7 and ESPN2, and ride with Ciaccia, the Race Director, in the Grand Marshal vehicle through the 26.2-mile marathon route on Race Day, Sunday, November 1.
Lee becomes the first New Yorker and the third Grand Marshal in the race’s 45-year history.