When Nina Kuscsik began her competitive running career she was an outsider, but after 80 marathons and countless hours advocating for women in her sport, she will be inducted into the New York Road Runners Hall of Fame.
The elite Americans at the forefront of this year's New York City Marathon women's field -- Julie Culley, Amy Hastings and Molly Pritz -- represent a new group charging into the next four-year Olympic cycle.
One's an octogenarian. One lost 200 pounds. One is running five marathons this year to raise awareness for brain injuries. Three women tackle the New York City Marathon under extraordinary circumstances.