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
Occupation: Television play-by-play voice of the Sixers
Family: Wife, Debbie; sons Jake, 18; Pace, 14
Education: George Washington High, Temple
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