Saturday December 7th, 2019
New York City, NY
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.
|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|
|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|
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.