Matthew Futterman is Deputy Sports Editor of The New York Times. He has previously worked for The Wall Street Journal, The Philadelphia Inquirer, and the Star-Ledger of New Jersey, where he was a part of the team that won the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2005. He graduated from Union College, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He lives in New York with his wife and children. In his spare time he runs marathons. He is starting to understand why.
Favorite Running Spots:
Central Park, New York
Manor Park, Larchmont, New York
Running path, Santa Monica to Venice (and back)
Leblon to Leme, Rio de Janeiro
MISCELLANEOUS Running Facts:
22-time Marathon finisher
PR: 3:15.58, New York 2017
First marathon: Marine Corps Marathon,
October 1992, 4:10 (also slowest time)
Best Run Ever:
Downtown San Francisco to Corte Madera in Marin Country via the Golden Gate Bridge, through Sausalito and the fire trail over the Tiburon hills
The First time I thought about
running a marathon:
Watching Frank Shorter win the silver medal at the 1976 Olympic Marathon (only later would we learn the winner of the race used performance enhancing drugs).