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 Roger Robinson interviewed him recently for the program ‘Gotta Run with Will.’

Vince was by far one of the most influential history makers in long distance running. Watch this program and learn the following:

*New York road races move from Macombs Dam Park and Yankee Stadium to Central Park.
*The New York City Marathon origins in Central Park.
*Fred Lebow’s entry into the sport and his ascendency to President of New York Road Runners
*Women becoming official entrants in road races by attending national governing body conventions and fighting for their rights to compete.
*The early years for the Front Runner LGBT Club in the 1970s.

Will Sanchez has been doing a tremendous service for our sport in documenting and preserving the history of long distance running with his program ‘Gotta Run with Will.’ Since 2010 Will has broadcast 261 programs that have aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network and BronxNet.

Will’s mission statement:
" Meet personalities that are running the world using the gift of running to transform their lives and
to better the lives of others."

Here’s a link to the interview with Vince:
Subscribe to his YouTube Channel and see the many other running luminaries that have been interviewed by Will and others.

Best Wishes!
Gary Corbitt
Curator: Ted Corbitt Archives
Historian: National Black Marathoners Association