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Al Gordon Classic

Saturday February 24th, 2024
Brooklyn, NY
Distance: 4 Miles
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One lap of a four-mile loop course that takes runners through Prospect Park in Brooklyn, N.Y., this race is part of the New York Road Runners Club series of so-called "Classic" races -- trimmed-down, no-frills events with minimal entry fees. The race honors the memory of Al Gordon, who came to running late in life and passed away in 2009 at age 107!

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Al Gordon Classic, Race Date: 2024-02-24, Distance: 4 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 20:54 Nicholas Ruiz 29 NY, NY
2nd Male 21:13 Alfredo Mazzuca 28 Astoria, NY
3rd Male 21:26 Chase Pizzonia 37 Long Island, NY
4th Male 22:06 Kosei Oki 28 JPN
Female 22:25 Rolland Bell 36 Springfield Gardens, NY
2nd Female 22:32 Melissa Reed 27 NY, NY
3rd Female 22:45 Gabrielle Yatauro 28 NY,NY
4th Female 22:52 Amanda Asaro 29 NY,NY
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 23:03 Dowen Thompson 45 Jamaica, NY
M 50-59 24:56 Akira Nakada 52 JPN
M 60-69 25:40 John Whitfield 63 NY, NY
M 70+ 34:23 Julio Aguirre 77 ECU
F 40-49 23:56 Kelly De Csepel 43 NY,NY
F 50-59 26:26 Lucky Trechsel 55 NY,NY
F 60-69 29:24 Denise Iannizzotto 61 Katrine,NY
F 70+ 36:53 Christy Putnam 71 NY,NY
Al Gordon Classic

Celebrating a Life of Health and Fitness in Prospect Park

After a week in New York that featured a snowstorm followed by temperatures nearing 80 degrees, runners in the NYRR Al Gordon Brooklyn 4M enjoyed a comparatively calm and pleasant 50-degree morning as they took a loop around Prospect Park.

The event is named for a longtime NYRR board member who began running marathons in his 80s, and who embodied NYRR's "Run for Life" motto as he lived to age 107. As New York Road Runners celebrates its own 60th anniversary in 2018, this year's race marked the 28th running of an NYRR event in Gordon's honor.

The race up front led to two new event records, as Harbert Okuti crossed the finish in 19:25 (besting the previous mark of 19:52), and Roberta Groner of the New York Athletic Club slipped in under the standing women's record—22:07—by breaking the tape in 22:04.


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