Marathoner Loses Car After Race

Man couldn't find parking garage in NYC


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A man who ran the New York City Marathon lost his car for two days when he couldn’t remember where he had parked his car before the race. Charles Petraske, 34, had driven from his home near Albany and parked in a parking garage in midtown Manhattan. He ran the race in 3 hours and 16 minutes, but, disoriented after finishing and carrying only his keys and $40, couldn’t remember where he had parked and was forced to call his wife for a ride. Two days later, Petraske tracked down his car by calling an advertising service and describing the advertisements he remembered seeing at a nearby bus stop.

Read more at the New York Post