Last across finish line
Zoe Koplowitz completed her New York City Marathon mission Monday, reaching the finish on crutches more than 27 hours after the first runner crossed the line. "I'd give my kingdom for two Advil," Koplowitz said. The 55-year-old New Yorker, who has diabetes and multiple sclerosis, completed the marathon in 29 hours, 45 minutes. It was the 16th NYC Marathon she has finished. Koplowitz started at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, more than four hours before the rest of the runners. Her time hardly mattered. "I think that's really the ultimate lesson, you just keep going until you get it done," she said. "You do what it takes."