Meet NYC Marathon runners Dave Balassiano and Jen Correa

Long after the contenders for the New York City Marathon cross the finish line in Central Park, thousands of New Yorkers will be continuing their 26.2-mile journey across the five boroughs.

These runners may enter the race for charitable, social or health reasons, taking great pride in finishing one of the city’s trademark events.

Learn more about two runners who plan to partake in Sunday’s New York City Marathon.

BEN SHAPIRO. Special to amNewYork