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Al Gordon Classic

Sunday February 24th, 2019
Brooklyn, NY
Distance: 4 Miles

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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Race Date: 02/24/2018 Distance: 4 Miles
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 19:25 Harbert Okuti 32 UGA
2nd Male 19:57 Suleman Abrar Shifa 24 ETH
3rd Male 20:04 Girma Segni 32 Bronx, NY
4th Male 20:09 John Davies 26 Brooklyn, NY
Female 22:04 Roberta Groner 40 Randolph, NJ
2nd Female 22:32 Leigh Sharek 29 Brooklyn, NY
3rd Female 22:42 Garrett Burnett 20 Salt Point, NY
4th Female 22:43 Bose Gremeda Assefa 23 ETH
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 20:44 Mengistu Tabor Nebsi 40 New York, NY
M 50-59 24:34 Alun Williams 56 Brooklyn, NY
M 60-69 27:14 Douglas Currier 63 Brooklyn, NY
M 70+ 33:36 Tyrone Sklaren 70 Brooklyn, NY
F 40-49 22:04 Roberta Groner 40 Randolph, NJ
F 50-59 29:42 Pam Ritchie 53 Brooklyn, NY
F 60-69 31:12 Marcia Brown 61 Brooklyn, NY
F 70+ 37:49 Frances Breslauer 77 New York, 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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