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Mark Messier to run NYC Marathon

Updated: October 13, 2011, 10:36 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Messier plans to run next month's New York City Marathon.

The six-time Stanley Cup champion will take on the 26.2 miles Nov. 6 in the city where he captained the Rangers to their first title in 54 years.

Two of his teammates from that 1994 squad, Adam Graves and Mike Richter, have run the marathon in recent years.

Messier was looking for a challenge after turning 50 in January and to raise awareness and money for two charities: the ...

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