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Ted Corbitt 15k Classic

Saturday December 7th, 2019
New York City, NY
Distance: 15K

The Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park honored NYRR founder and president, legendary marathoner, and ultra-marathoner Ted Corbitt. The race is a 15k run entirely in Central Park.

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Race Date: 12/07/2019 Distance: 15k
Division Time Name Age Home
Male 44:52 Teshome Mekonen 24 ETH
2nd Male 47:39 Diriba Degefa Yigezu 32 ETH
3rd Male 47:54 Temesgen Habtemariam Bekele 29 ETH
4th Male 47:54 Abdulmenan Kasim Gelato 22 ETH
Female 51:56 Nuhamin Bogale Ashame 26 ETH
2nd Female 53:48 Gina Rouse 40 KNOXVILLE, TN
3rd Female 53:53 Meghan Bishop 34 New York, NY
4th Female 54:19 Rolando Bell 34 New York, NY
Division Time Name Age Home
M 40-49 51:27 Guillermo Pineda Morales 46 RIDGEWOOD, NY
M 50-59 55:22 Brad Kelley 53 JACKSON HEIGHTS. NY
M 60-69 1:03:02 Noel Labat Comess 61 New York, NY
M 70+ 1:10:16 Hank Schiffman 70 New York, NY
F 40-49 53:48 Gina Rouse 40 KNOXVILLE, TN
F 50-59 57:47 Fiona Bayly 52 New York, NY
F 60-69 1:07:38 Heather Tolford 61 New York, NY
F 70+ 1:33:27 Monika Macezinskas 73 BROOKLYN, NY
Ted Corbitt 15k Classic

Running to Honor "The Father of Long-Distance Running"

Undeterred by the season’s first snowfall, thousands of runners turned out for today’s NYRR Ted Corbitt 15K in Central Park. The race honorsTed Corbitt(1919-2007), the first president of New York Road Runners, the first African American to compete in the Olympic marathon, and a distance running pioneer who ran more than 200,000 miles in his lifetime and was known as “the father of long-distance running.” Runners took on 9.3 challenging miles over Central Park’s hills. The overall winners were Teshome Mekonen in 44:43 and Belaynesh Fikadu in 54:36. Many members of local running clubs took part today in 2017’s finalclub points raceof the year. The running community will celebrate the top runners and teams of 2017 atNYRR Club Nighton February 1.

Among today's finishers was Gary Corbitt, Ted Corbitt’s son, who has dedicated much of the 10 years since his father’s death to preserving his father’s legacy. Gary spoke at theNYRRRUNCENTER featuring the NB Run Hubthis week about Ted’s dedication not only to running but to health and wellness (he worked full time as a physical therapist) and to building an inclusive community.

“I had a lot of exposure to road racing back in the late 1950s and early 60s,” said Gary, 66. “A big road race back then was 35 runners, and refreshments were not in the mix—people would run marathons with no water.” We’ve come a long way!
To honor Ted Corbitt's commitment to community health and wellness, NYRR hosted a coat drive to benefitNew York Cares, with drop-offs at theNYRRRUNCENTERduring race week and at today’s race.
Many runners and volunteers rounded out their 2017 racing today, completing their 9+1 with either a run or volunteer stint (THANK YOU!). There’s one final Central Park race left on NYRR’s December calendar: theNYRR Midnight Runon December 31. Ring in the New Year with us and get your final 9+1 credit for guaranteed entry to the 2018 TCS New York City Marathon!

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