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Team Tillman runners get ready for NYC marathon

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TEMPE, Ariz. -

Superstorm Sandy has brought many things to a halt on the east coast, and some people in the valley are hoping it doesn't put a damper on their marathon plans this weekend.

As 47,000 runners prepare for the NYC marathon, Arizona's members on Team Tillman are hoping the aftermath doesn't end the race before it even begins.

"I'm flying into JFK, which is better than La Guardia because I think that was underwater yesterday. Some of our members are flying into La Guardia so I'm more worried about them getting there than myself," says Pat Moore, runner with Team Tillman.

He's one of 40 members on Team Tillman. He says, despite the weather problems and cleanup, it's going to be worth it.

"I don't like running, but for the Tillman Foundation, I'll do it to raise some money for sure."

Tillman's legacy is what makes people sign up for his team in the first place, and a logistical problem isn't going to keep these runners away from the Big Apple to remember what he left behind.

"It really makes you think about your own existence and what you do and how you can help others," says Mark Zimmer, Team Tillman.

Zimmer works the ASU equipment room and he knew Pat Tillman. That makes this marathon a special one -- knowing that he helped raise $200,000 to help others. It's what Pat would've wanted.

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