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Cardiac Classic runs in the family (photos)

Quintuple bypass recipient — and 16 relatives — realize importance of annual race

David Schneidman, center, is surrounded by family members before the running of the 31st Foundation for Ellis Medicine Cardiac Classic on Thanksgiving morning.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
David Schneidman, center, is surrounded by family members before the running of the 31st Foundation for Ellis Medicine Cardiac Classic on Thanksgiving morning.
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It wasn’t easy for Mara McErlean to get the majority of her extended family out of bed and into running clothes on a day traditionally reserved mostly for eating, but that’s just what she did. Gathered in the cold morning air of Central Park on Thursday, she and 16 of her relatives prepared to run the Cardiac Classic 5K. “My job was to get as many people out of the house as possible for as ...


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