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  1. An Historic African American Long Distance Running Milestone!

    Celebrating African American Long Distance Running History
    Aaron Morris - An Historic 100th Anniversary
    The First Known Negro Runner (1919) to Compete in the Boston Marathon

    Aaron Morris was...
  2. Celebrating African American Race Walking History - Part 2

    Celebrating African American Race Walking History
    Part 2:
    Alan Price (1947 - 2015)
    “America’s Greatest Ultramarathon Race Walker”
    “Master Centurion Legend”

    Pedestrian – A Person Travelling on...
  3. Celebrating African American Race Walking History - Part 1

    Celebrating African American Race Walking History
    Part 1:
    Yolanda Holder (1958)
    “Walking Diva” “Master World Champion Pedestrian”

    Pedestrian – A Person Travelling on Foot; a Walker....
  4. Ted Corbitt 15K & 100th Birthday: Panel Discussion & Reunion Celebration!

    Ted Corbitt 15K & 100th Birthday: Panel Discussion & Reunion Celebration!

    As part of this year’s race, a panel discussion will take place at NYRR RUNCENTER 320 West 57th Street on Thursday,...
  5. Ted Corbitt Receives Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award

    Ted Corbitt is honored with the MarathonFoto/Road Race Management Lifetime Achievement Award

    Past Winners:
    2018: Jacqueline Hansen
    2017: Bill Roe
    2016: Browning Ross
    2015: Dave McGillivray...
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    Thank you for this feedback. I had a front row...

    Thank you for this feedback.
    I had a front row seat seeing our sport evolve and a child and teenager.
    My comic books were Track & Field News and the Long Distance Log.
    I've been retired 8 years...
  7. Thread: Tom O’Hara RIP

    by GaryC
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    Thank you for sharing the video.

    Thank you for sharing the video.
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    Fred Wilt Tribute to Ted Corbitt

    Ted Corbitt: An American Pioneer
    Tributes on His Birth Centenary
    100+ Personal Stories
    #145 – Fred Wilt (1920 – 1994)
    Athlete – Coach – Author – FBI Agent
    1948 & 1952 Olympian – Winner of 8...
  9. Leadville Trail 100 - History of the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Running Race

    Leadville Trail 100
    History of the Leadville Trail 100 Mile Running Race

    History is fragile; easily lost, forgotten and sometimes distorted. The Leadville Trail 100 is an iconic race with a rich...
  10. Meet Vincent Chiappetta - The Man Who Taught Fred Lebow the Sport of Road Running!

    Meet Vincent Chiappetta - The Man Who Taught Fred Lebow the Sport of Road Running

    Anybody associated with the sport of long distance running should know about Vince Chiappetta.
    Running Scholar...
  11. Ultramarathon History: 1928 & 1929 Bunion Derbies

    Charlie Kastner’s book is available for Pre-Order! Publication date: September 14, 2019.
    Race Across America – Eddie Gardner and the Great Bunion Derbies

    This story chronicles two races across...
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    Thank you for the feedback!

    Thank you for the feedback!
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    Happy 50th Anniversary – Sara Mae Berman

    Happy 50th Anniversary – Sara Mae Berman

    50 Years Ago Today at the Boston Marathon – April 21, 1969
    Sara Mae Berman wins the first of her three historic wins at Boston

    1969 Boston Marathon...
  14. The First Ladies of African American Long Distance Running

    The First Ladies of African American Long Distance Running
    Marilyn Bevans & Ella Willis

    42 Years Ago Today at the Boston Marathon – April 18, 1977
    Marilyn Bevans finished second to Miki Gorman...
  15. Happy Birthday & Congratulations - Oscar Moore!

    Celebrating African American Running History
    African American Running History Timeline Project (1880 – 1979)

    Oscar W. Moore Jr.
    Happy 81st Birthday (March 31) & Congratulations!
    2019 National...
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    Mr. Yancey – Mr. Ross – Mr. Corbitt

    Mr. Yancey – Mr. Ross – Mr. Corbitt
    Three Gentlemen Who Made a Difference
    This Date (February 22nd) in Long Distance Running History

    February 22, 1991- Joseph J. Yancey Jr. (1910-1991)
    New York...
  17. Fred Thompson was a disciple of Mr. Joseph Yancey...

    Fred Thompson was a disciple of Mr. Joseph Yancey and the New York Pioneer Club (NYPC).
    A beautiful and giving life.
  18. Happy Birthday – Madeline Manning January 11, 1948

    Celebrating African American Running History
    African American Running History Timeline Project (1880 – 1979)

    Happy Birthday – Madeline Manning
    January 11, 1948

    1968 Olympic Champion 800...
  19. NYRR RUNTalk: Celebrating the First Generation of New York Road Runners

    NYRR RUNTalk: Celebrating the First Generation of New York Road Runners

    by New York Road Runners

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    Join running historian, Gary Corbitt, son of former NYRR President and running...
  20. Michele Bush-Cuke – One of History’s Most Prolific Runners

    Celebrating African American Women Long Distance Running History

    Michele Bush-Cuke – One of History’s Most Prolific Runners

    All-Time African American Marathoner Leader for 23 Years
    2:37:41...
  21. Celebrating African American Long Distance Running History

    To: The Long Distance Running Community

    Below is a social media post I did this week updating a ranking of all-time African American female marathoners. The list documents ten black women who...
  22. The Legacy of Ted Corbitt – www.tedcorbitt.com

    The Legacy of Ted Corbitt – www.tedcorbitt.com
    A site dedicated to Preserving the History of Track & Field & Long Distance Running

    The site has been updated with these highlights:

    Ted Corbitt...
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    Thank You - Pete Riegel (1935 – 2018)

    Thank You - Pete Riegel (1935 – 2018)

    Ted Corbitt’s greatest contribution to the sport of long distance running was his leadership in developing the process to accurately measure road race courses...
  24. Help Wanted??? Looking for First Generation New York Road Runners (1958 – 1970)

    Help Wanted???
    Looking for First Generation New York Road Runners (1958 – 1970)
    MaCombs Dam Park Course
    “Sedgewick Avenue Gang” a named coined by Ed Winrow

    I’m building a mailing list of...
  25. The First African American Sub 4 Minute Miler (Correction Notice)

    Ben Tucker
    The First African American Sub 4 Minute Miler (Correction Notice)
    1,500 Meter Conversion: 3:40.8 = 3:58.4

    As a running historian, I have to be precise as possible with my posting. In...
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