Racing, and remembering those lost on 9/11
By Sean Brennan
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It’s been a little over 14 years since Stephen Siller, a courageous New York City firefighter, lost his life trying to save others on September 11, 2001. Siller, who called Park Slope’s Squad 1 his work home, is best remembered as the fireman who raced to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and, when he saw the tunnel was already closed, donned 60 pounds of gear and ran through the tunnel to the Twin Towers where he lost his life trying to save others.
Fourteen years has done little to assuage the pain of the Siller family for their loss that fateful day, but out of that dark hour was born the annual Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk, an event that drew over 30,000 runners in its’ latest installment on Sept. 27.
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Cunningham, Kaitlyn [MCstudent]
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