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nyrr.pngThis is the note sent out by the NYRR to explain the cancellation of events for 30 days, due to the coronavirus.

fankfut002.jpgLeft to right : Armory Foundation President (1993-2017) and 1974 NYC Marathon winner Dr. Norbert Sander Jr., Armory Foundation Chairman of the Board Mike Frankfurt and 1970 NYC Marathon winner Gary Muhrcke. Photo Courtesy of The Armory.

Mike Frankfurt is one of those guys who you see at most events, always a smile, and you know that this guys loves the sport. Truth is, Mike has used his talents to help build the amazing sanctuary of sport that is the Armory. It is fantastic that he is getting some long deseved recognition.

Simpson_JennyFH1c-5thAve19.JPGJenny Simpson takes 8th Fifth Avenue Mile! photo by

Willis-OHare-ParsonFH1a-5thAve19.JPGNick Willis takes win over Chris O'Hare, photo by

The NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile is an amazing event. It is the actual close, in my mind, of the athletic season. This year, it is being held prior to Doha World Championships (Sept 26-Oct 5). The EME news piece is below:

The largest half marathon in US, the Brooklyn Half, is being held May 18, in Brooklyn, New York, with 27,000 expected runners. The half marathon distance is an exciting distance and popular with runners, new and veterans. Here's the info on the race:

Keflezighi_MebBW-FLfinals16.jpgMeb Keflezighi, photo by

Jepkosgei_JoycilineBarclays-NycH19.JPGJoyciline Jepkosgei, 2019 United NYC Half, photo by
Joyciline wins NYC Half
NEW YORK (USA, Mar 17): World record-holder Joyciline Jepkosgei from Kenya won the NYC Half in 70:07 by exactly one minute from teammate Mary Ngugi with reigning champion Buze Diriba from Ethiopia third, also in 71:07. Emma Bates was the top US finisher in fourth in 71:13, just ahead of Boston Marathon winner Desiree Linden in 71:22. Former two-time world marathon champion Edna Kiplagat was a distant 11th in 73:18. Ethiopia's Belay Tilahun won the men's race in 62:10 from Eritrea's Daniel Mesfin (62:16) with Paul Chelimo third on his debut in 62:19. Reigning champion Ben True was tenth in 62:56, one place ahead of the leading European finisher Soufiane Bouchikhi from Belgium in 62:59.
Jepkosgei_JoycilineFH-NycH19.JPGJoyciline Jepkosgei wins United NYC Half, photo by

This program is the first of many. Watch how other races do such programs. The marathon and half marathon in major races makes so much sense for virtual races. It shows the poplularity of the marathon distance.


Keitany_Finish_Mini-2018_Crop_Jane_Monti.jpgKeitany wins NYRR Mini 10k, photo by Jane Monti for Race Results Weekly

Mary Keitany dominated the NYRR New York Mini today, running 30:59 on a difficult and challenging course. Here is Rich Sands, writing for Race Results Weekly, writing about her fine effort on Saturday, June 9, 2018.

An era is about to end in the Big Apple. Peter Ciaccia is going to retire after the New York City Marathon in November. Affable, thoughtful and a guy who absolutely loves his job, Peter and his team make the races a reality in the Big Apple. In races from a few thousand to 50,000 Peter Ciaccia has put his impramatur on how races are run in New York. We will be writing more about Peter over the summer, but wanted to get this note out, following the press release from the NYRR! The late Fred Lebow would be proud of Peter Ciaccia, and the way the club is growing.

The United NYC Half Marathon featured some of the finest road runners as they prepare for spring marathons. Bezu Dibaba and Ben True took the wins on the cold, Sunday morning in the Big Apple.

We thank Rich Sands, writing for Race Results Weekly, for this article, which we publish, with permission.

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Diriba_BuzeFH1-NyHalf18.jpGBuze Diriba takes the United NYC Half win, photo by

True_Ben1c-NyHalf18.jpGBen True, photo by
SissonLedsDiriba-NyHalf18.jpGEmily Sisson leads Buze Diriba, photo by
True and Diriba
NEW YORK (USA, Mar 18): Ben True became the first winner of the men's race in NYC Half history, winning on a cold and blustery morning in 62:39 from compatriot Dathan Ritzenhein (62:42) with Chris Thompson third in 62:43. Ethiopia's Teshome Mekonen was fourth in 62:44 while pre-race favourite Wilson Chebet from Kenya, the only runner in the field with a sub-one hour PB, had to settle for ninth in 63:37. In the women's race, Ethiopia's Buze Diriba outsprinted Emily Sisson, 72:23 to 72:24. Norway's Karoline Grovdal comprised the podium in third in 72:43 with Ethiopia's Mamitu Daska fourth in 72:50. Betsy Saina was the top Kenyan finisher in seventh in 73:31 but Olympic 5000m champion Vivian Cheruiyot was a non-finisher, dropping out in the tenth mile. "Vivian had problems breathing in the cold weather," said her manager Mike Skinner.
Ritzenhein_Dathan1a-NyHalf18.jpGDathan Ritzenhein, photo by
Diriba_BuzeFH1-NyHalf18.jpGBezu Diriba wins United NYC Half, photo by

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