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Future-Proof: Navigate Threats, Seize Opportunities at ICNY 2018 | Jan 22-26 at the Marriott Marquis, Times Square, New York

It's hard to believe from the current state of my right knee, but when I was in my 20s, I was a runner.When my friends Eddy and Ellen got married, they made a three-day weekend of it in Burlington, Vt. -- and got every wedding guest who was interested to run a marathon with them. The Burlington Marathon is special in that you can run as a relay team, so I got the "marathon experience" of people lining the streets cheering my achievement while all I actually did was to run a 5K. Still, I never forgot how fun that was. As a result, I have always tried to turn out as a spectator for my local marathon, which is a huge one in New York City, whenever I have the chance. Last year, my husband and I decided to take advantage of our home's proximity to the finish line in Central Park, and we sauntered over to the race late, after the elite runners had all come in. The crowd of spectators had thinned, but there were competitors still running, and we thought it might be fun...