Sixth in a series of Daily News profiles of runners entered in the 10-mile race on May 6.

Who: Marc Zumoff

Resides: Fort Washington

Age: 51

Occupation: Television play-by-play voice of the Sixers

Family: Wife, Debbie; sons Jake, 18; Pace, 14

Education: George Washington High, Temple

Nickname: "Zoo"

Broad Street debut: "I've always wanted to run it, but the schedule didn't work out. I'm looking forward to it because of how unique it is: You start in one place and finish in another." Running with friend Howard Bernstein, his goal is to run 9-minute miles.

Road warrior: He has a course to run in almost every NBA city. Favorite running cities include Boston, Toronto, Portland, Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Phoenix and Miami. "You get a feel for the people and the city. I'm by myself. It's almost a meditative experience."

Catching up with Kenyans: "When we were in Boston [recently] I ran along the Charles River. A group of Kenyans were getting ready for the marathon. I just stood and watched in wonder. When you look at their times in marathons, they are other-worldly."

Hassled in Houston: He says Houston is a difficult city to run in. "It's very hard to find a place to run. You imperil yourself a lot."

Other races: He's run the Philadelphia Distance Run half-marathon several times (best time: 1 hour 56 minutes). He's thinking about running the Philadelphia Marathon in the fall. Two years ago, he trained for a marathon. "I got up to 20 miles. I felt great, but a day or so later I had aches and pains that I could've never imagined. I never recovered from it [in time to run the marathon]."

— Bill Fleischman


The 28th Blue Cross Broad Street Run, conducted by the city's Department of Recreation, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Broad Street and Somerville

Avenue. The finish line is in the Naval Business Center in South Philadelphia. For information, call 215- 683-3594 or go online at