A year ago former New York Ranger Stanley Cup champion Nick Kypreos trained intensely for several months to prepare himself to run in the New York Marathon only to be thwarted when the marathon was cancelled due to the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy. Now 12 months later Kypreos, a Toronto native, is in New York again, and this time will tackle the grueling 26.2 mile challenge on Sunday with tens of thousands of other runners.

Kypreos is following in the footsteps of several of his 1994 Cup teammates---Mark Messier, Mike Richter and Adam Graves---who have previously run in the New York Marathon, and he says that he hopes another member of that team will continue the "tradition" next year. He also adds that it's no surprise to him so many members of that great team are accepting the challenge presented by the marathon when considering the character and will of the players who made up the Rangers' most recent Stanley Cup-winning squad.

On Saturday Kypreos sat down for an exclusive pre-race one-on-one with Jim Cerny from BlueshirtsUnited.com inside the completely transformed Madison Square Garden to discuss running in the New York Marathon.

Watch and see what Nick Kypreos had to say about running in the New York Marathon, then comment on his quest below.


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