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Updated on February 6, 2013

Famous Marathoner from Plandome

The first woman in the world to run marathons on seven continents grew up in Plandome, New York.

She is Ms. Kimi Puntillo, who began marathon training, despite the circumstance that she disliked running. She was pleased to run in the second-ever Antarctic marathon held in February 1997. There, she grew the dream to enter a Guiness Record into the historic books. She accomplished that record in a total of 700 days as the first female to do so, and there have been others since that record who have tied or broken it. M.s Puntillo wants many more to do the same, encouraging them to find a spirit of energy and vitality. In the 2010s, a Seven Continents Marathon Club boasts both male and female members.

Hometown Plandome

Plandome in Nassau County is the #5 Richest Place in America for 2010, according to and the US Census Bureau. Its 1270+ residents live in large homes and mansions at a median cost of $989,700. The median in Plandome Heights just to the south is slightly lower at $910,110. Various economics and business sources quote the Plandome median household income as somewhere between $242,000 to $247,000 per year. Village ancestry is over 34% Irish, about 22% Italian, and a few percent each of many other nationalities.

This is where Ms. Puntillo grew up. After college, she worked in production for NBC News. She began running after a divorce, feeling that the marathons and running changed her life for the good. These feats and activities helped her heal and gave her hope far into the future. Not only did she run, but she also climbed mountains during or after some of her running events. Her book of a hundred marathons is featured to the right and it is an encouragement to readers. Her initial record setting journey is outlined below:

  • New York City Marathon - November 3,1997 (This was her second NYC Marathon.)
  • Antarctic Ice Marathon - Interestingly, Plandome was incorporated as a village in 1911, the year that explorers first reached the South Pole. Both 100-year anniversaries are celebrated in 2011.
  • London Marathon
  • Mount Everest Marathon - A marathon on the mountain, not only upwards, but up and down, up and down.
  • Mount Klimanjaro Marathon - After the event, Ms. Puntillo climbed to the top.
  • Sidney Marathon
  • Adidas Marathon in Buenos Aries, Argentina - October 4, 1998

And in the 2000s...

  • North Pole Marathon - April, 2006

HubPages has its own star marathoner in Stephanie Marshall Hicks, and if you want to learn more about marathons, please see the links below:

Village of Plandome in Manhasett, Long Island, NY

Plandome NY:
Plandome, NY, USA

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Plandome Heights:
Plandome Heights, NY 11030, USA

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Port Washington:
Port Washington, NY, USA

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Architecture and Attractions

A thriving commercial area surrounds Plandome and other local villages on a peninsula that is home to Port Washington on Manhasset Bay. The villages are close to Manhattan, a number of recreatonal beaches, park lands and green spaces, shopping, dining, entertainment, nightlife, and higher education. Major airports, railways, light rail, and bus systems are also near at hand.

A number of the beautiful older homes in Plandome and adjacent were designed and created by famous architects and make a fine architectural tour. The main thoroughfare around Plandome is Plandome Road, supporting a large number of businesses.

Plandome NY:
Plandome, NY, USA

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Plandome NY:
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Plandome is largely a community of traditional 2-parent families and awhile a few over half the residents drive to work or business, many also use mass transit, according to

The Manhasset Shopping Center is located south of Palindome Road on Highway 25A, less than half a mile south of the Long Island Railroad line. The larger Americana Manhassett mall is approximately a mile to the east, at Route 25A and 101. Just further east are a number of educational facilitiies and parks (see links below).

Leed's Pond Near Manhasset Bay

Leed's Pond NY:
Leeds Pond, Plandome Manor, NY 11030, USA

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Employment Projections for Long Island in 2008 - 2018

Fastest Growing Jobs:

  1. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - Well paid IT professionals; Numer 11 in most jobs below.
  2. Personal/Home Care Aide
  3. Skin Care Specialists - Non-medcal
  4. Home Health Aides
  5. Athletic Trainers
  6. Geoscientists
  7. Sociologists
  8. Physical Therapist Aides
  9. Medical Scientists, not including Epidemiologists
  10. Pharmacy Technicians

Jobs Expects to Provide the Most Openings:

  1. Home Health Aides - Number 4 above.
  2. Personal and Home Care Aides - Number 2 above.
  3. Registered Nurses (RNs)
  4. Combined Food Prep & Servers
  5. Nursing Aides, Orderlies, similar
  6. Mainstream Elementary School Teachers,
  7. Child Care Workers
  8. Landscapers and Groundskeepers
  9. Accountants and Auditors - includes forensic accounting.
  10. Wait Staff
  11. Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts - Number 1 Fastest-Growing Job above.
  12. Teacher's Assistants
  13. Medical Assistants
  14. Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  15. Receptionists and Information Clerks

Business and Jobs Trends

Business increased in the Plandome area again since the 2010 Holiday Season, with 204,000 jobs availablein February 2011. The Number One Top Job dlisted is Business Analyst, indicating business growth in the Long Island market area. The most jobs accessible to Plandome are offered in the New York City Boroughs, Jersey City NJ, Stamford CT, Newark NJ, and White Plains NY.

Top Hiring Companies

  1. Deloitte
  2. IBM
  3. Entertainment Industry jobs
  4. JPMorgan Chase
  5. Ernst & Young
  6. Citigroup - Financial
  7. PricewaterhouseCoopers
  8. Michael Page International
  9. Columbia University
  10. Morgan Stanley
  11. Cybercoders
  12. Pathmark
  13. Accenture
  14. A & P Supermarkets
  15. Mitchell Martin
  16. Waldbaums
  17. Bank of America
  18. Time Warner


Top Hot Jobs

  1. Business Analysts & similar - 13K+ jobs
  2. Project Managers
  3. Administrative Assistants
  4. Physical Therapists
  5. Java Developers
  6. Registered Nurse (RNs)
  7. Occupational Therapists
  8. Account Executives
  9. Executive Assistants
  10. Account Managers

Additional High Demand Jobs

  1. Sales Representatives
  2. Senior Accountants
  3. Shift Supervisors
  4. Web Developers
  5. Investment Counselors
  6. .Net Developers
  7. Financial Analysts
  8. Controllers

The Top 5 Companies in need of Business Analysts near Plandome are JPMorgan Chase, Citi, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley, and Citigroup.

Community Corner

 While researching and interpreting maps for Long Island the the villages like Plandome, I found an additional term appearing quite frequently: Palindrome. In case any have forgotten what a palindrome is, here we have it:

Palindrome - This is not a verbal gaff made by former GOP Vice-Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin.  From the Merriam-Webster Dictionary ©2011: "A word, verse, sentence, or number that reads the same forwards as backwards."  

Even a strand of DNA, a phrase of music tones, a line of computer code, or a sequence of colorful blocks could be a palindrome.

A few examples of famous palindromes:


A man, a plan, a canal, Panama! - (I heard this one in junior high.)

Add your palindromes to the Comments section below.


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