'A new journey' Massapequa Park man to run NYC Marathon 3 years after heart attack

Vince Feola decided to make his health a priority after having five stents put in his body. He began training and is set to run through the streets of the five boroughs on Sunday.

Nov 2, 2023, 9:56 PM

Updated 225 days ago


Vince Feola will be running the TCS New York City Marathon on Sunday for the first time.
Three years ago, Feola suffered a heart attack.
"I was suddenly given a second chance to do what I always wanted to do," he says.
The 51-year-old Massapequa Park resident says his local running community has kept him on the right track toward a healthy and active lifestyle.
"At the time of my heart attack my wife had just gotten through breast cancer. We thought the journey was over and now we have a new journey," he says.
Feola says he hopes to finish the New York City on Sunday in under seven hours.

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