NEW YORK — Will Reeve, the son of the late “Superman” star Christopher Reeve, will run his first marathon Sunday in honor of his father.
The ESPN correspondent will run Sunday’s TCS New York City Marathon to raise money for the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation.
The organization raises money for medical research and provides support for those with spinal cord injuries.
Christopher Reeve and his wife created the foundation after he became paralyzed in a horse-riding accident in 1995.
“Everything I do, I try to honor my parents’ legacy,” the 24-year-old tells The New York Post. “I want to keep their names alive.”
He began training in May with professional running coach Mark Zenobia.
Under Zenobia’s training plan, Reeve ran 3- to 6- miles during the week and took a long run on the weekends. He says the longest run he’s done is 20 miles.
Will is part of Team Reeve with about 50 runners. They’ve set a goal to raise $500,000. As of Nov. 1, they have raised over $304,000, 61 percent of their goal.
Every year more than 50,000 people participate in the 26.2 mile race through the five boroughs.