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Rudin Family, Boston Honored at NYC Finish Line

October 30, 2013 at 11:45am EST | by Kristine Smith, NYRR News Service

As New Yorkers and runners from around the world look forward to the 43rd running of the ING New York City Marathon, the race’s history was recognized on Wednesday morning during the presentation of the Abebe Bikila Award, given to the Rudin family for their outstanding commitment and contributions to the sport of distance running. 

In 1976, Lewis and Jack Rudin honored their late father, Samuel Rudin—an avid long-distance runner and a member of the Pastime Read More

Categories: Marathon News

Running in a New Land, Father By Her Side

October 30, 2013 at 10:45am EST | by Kristine Smith, NYRR News Service

Mariangela Solorzano lives in Dumont, NJ. Her father, Nicolas, lives in Caracas, Venezuela, nearly 2,300 miles away.

He started running 40 years ago, when he began doing 5Ks as a stress reliever. She started running three years ago after she saw people “much older” running faster than she could in Central Park, and when she was looking for a way to connect with America.

“It’s my favorite place to run,” the younger Solorzano said of the park Read More

Notes: Post-Injury Reunion in NYC for Top 2 from 2011

October 30, 2013 at 08:15am EST | by Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

In 2011, Firehiwot Dado and Buzunesh Deba ran shoulder to shoulder for miles toward the distant finish line of the ING New York City Marathon, working together to catch the speeding Mary Keitany. By the time they reached the homestretch, they'd passed Keitany and were leading the race.  The final 400 meters came down a thrilling duel between the two Ethiopians that was eventually won by Dado in 2:23:15 to Deba’s 2:23:19—personal bests for both Read More

Straneo Keeping Her Focus Amid Post-Medal Hoopla

October 29, 2013 at 04:45pm EST | by Joe Battaglia, Marathon News Service

Valeria Straneo couldn’t help but feel a bit like a fish out of water.

Here she was last month, a middle-aged mother of two and an understated professional runner, rubbing elbows with Italy’s social and political elite at a gala in Lake Como.

“I had to wear a long, formal gown and shoes with heels about this big,” Straneo said, using her thumb and index finger to display about a three-inch height. “I am always in sneakers. Read More

5K to Marathon, Infelds Are Off to the Races in NYC

October 29, 2013 at 01:15pm EST | by Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service

Emily Infeld may be 37 kilometers behind her father, but she’ll always be ahead of him.

As riddles go, it’s not a hard one to solve: On Saturday,  Infeld the younger will be among the top contenders in the NYRR Dash to the Finish Line 5K; on Sunday, Infeld the younger will run in his first ING New York City Marathon.

It’s been a good autumn of racing for Emily Infeld in her first year as a Read More

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