Otto Mond, Marathon Man, who ran 40 marathons — 18 consecutive NYC Marathons — and a RRR Swifty Sixties member, passed away last week. Our thoughts are with his loved ones and he will surely be missed in the running community.
Obituary via New York Times:
MOND–Otto, 81, passed away on February 13, 2014. He was born in NYC on September 4, 1932, the youngest of three children. He graduated from Yeshiva University with a BA in Math, Hunter with a MA in Education, and NYU with a MS in Applied Math. He served in the US Army from 1956-58 specializing in computers, then worked for 35 years as a system analyst for IBM. He was an avid marathon runner competing in over 300 races including 40 marathons, of which 18 were consecutive NYC Marathons. The New York Times featured him in 2012 as “The 80 Year Old Marathon Man.” Otto was a strong supporter of the Jewish community. He loved to participate in synagogue services and encouraged his family to follow in his footsteps. He was a loving husband to his wife, Gladys, and was featured on ABC’s “Secrets to a Successful Marriage.” He was a loving father to four children, a proud grandfather to 10 grandchildren, and a beloved brother to his two siblings. We will miss him dearly.