Series I consists of 395 videocassette (VHS) tapes, the bulk of which contain broadcast footage, news coverage, highlight reels and clips of the New York City Marathon from 1976-2005. Marathon tapes include official 5 hour television coverage that aired on various networks, including WPIX 11, ESPN, and WNBC. This series also contains VHS tapes of other NYRR races, including the Fifth Avenue Mile, New York Games, Corporate Challenge, More Marathon and the Carey Wall Street Rat Race.
Other tapes document non-NYRR races, such as the Tokyo Marathon (1983), Men’s Olympic Marathon Trials (1992), and the London Marathon (1982, 1995). Series I also contains 21 tapes on the subject of Fred Lebow. These consist of public service announcements (PSAs), interviews, and coverage of his memorial and funeral service.
This series also includes instructional and training videos as well as episodes of Running (YES Network), Running & Racing (ESPN), and Road Race of the Month (ESPN). The bulk of this series was produced by Salmini Films. Other production companies include Trans World International (TWI) and TSC Graphics.