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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...
  2. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  12. 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.
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...
  21. Celebrating Running Pioneer: Kathrine Switzer & Nina Kuscsik

    Celebrating the Early Women Pioneers of Long Distance Running
    KV Switzer – 261 Fearless & Nina Kuscsik - Pioneering Power: Athlete & Administrator

    Running History: April 19, 1967
    Kathrine...
  22. Celebrating African American Boston Marathon Running History!

    Celebrating African American Boston Marathon Running History
    Aaron Morris, Cliff Mitchell, Gus Johnson, and Lou White

    Aaron Morris
    The First Known Negro Runner (1919) to compete in the Boston...
  23. Celebrating Running Pioneer: Sara Mae Berman & Roberta “Bobbi” Gibb

    Celebrating the Early Women Pioneers of Long Distance Running
    Sara Mae Berman: A Boston Marathon Pioneer

    Running History: April 20, 1970
    Sara Mae Berman sets a women’s course record of 3:05:07...
  24. Celebrating Running Pioneer: Christine McKenzie

    Celebrating the Early Women Pioneers of Long Distance Running

    Christine “Chris” Slemon McKenzie: The Legend of Maud
    Her courageous stand 60+ years ago led to gender equity in Track & Field, Cross...
  25. Celebrating the Women Pioneers of Long Distance Running

    Celebrating the Women Pioneers of Long Distance Running

    In recognizing Women’s History Month, the Ted Corbitt Archives announces the start of a one year project of highlighting women running...
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