Friday, 18 May 2012 00:00
Jed Berman, longtime Kensington resident, just completed his eighth marathon on May 6. The 26.2-mile event was run simultaneously with a half marathon and a 10K race. Over 7,000 runners started the combined races together but only some 700 finished the full marathon this year. Jed is very proud to have finished the race comfortably under four hours. He ran in memory of his father Norman Berman, who died of pancreatic cancer at the age of 56, and also in memory of his late father-in-law Meyer Hershkop, who survived Auschwitz and Birkenau, but died during heart surgery just a few years ago. Usually Berman runs to raise money for pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. This year he will plant trees in Israel in honor of both men.