According to the City Coach Historian, Kevin Starkes set the CCMS marathon record back in 2008 with a 2:39:11 in New York. Kevin’s record held up until yesterday, when it was broken by…..Kevin Starkes. Kevin ran 2:38:24 on his was to winning the Hamptons Marathon. He ran a remarkable smart race despite running alone from miles 13-25. Kevin came through the halfway mark at 1:19:24, at which point Dashing Whippets’ Jeremy Adler held a ten second lead. Kevin stayed calm even when he was a few hundred meters behind, and when he passed Mr. Adler at mile 25, he did so convincingly.
In other marathon news, City Coach’s Mark Pfeffer made his marathon debut in an impressive 3:30:57. Mark was raising money for the Somaly Mam Foundation, and to date has gotten over $1,000 in contributions.
We were well represented in the Half Marathon as well, with Matt Duelka finishing 6th overall and 3rd in his age group with a 1:20:47. And let’s not forget Run for the Rabbit’s Ali Feller, who returned to the scene of the crime, with a 1:47:41.
Congratulations all around.
Congratulations to Liz Corkum for her 1:28:35 PR at the Philadelphia Rock ‘n’ Roll Half on 9/26.
Congratulations to Lauri Young on adding to her hardware collection with her 3rd place age group finish at the Buckman Sprint Triathlon this weekend. Dr. Young was 16th woman overall and had a strong, consistent performance to end her multisport season.
Posted in Blog,Team Race ResultsSeptember 12, 2012
Congratulations to our crew at this weekend’s Toughman Half.
- Fabian Gallardo 5:11:07
- Steven Zebrak 5:32:19
- Morris Sutton 5:44:19
- Bobby Dweck 5:59:38
Nice work all around, team.
…and the happy race results keep rolling in. Adele Laboz and Jeffrey Dweck raced the Lehigh Valley Marathon today, and both left Pennsylvania with new PRs. Adele crossed state #13 off the list with her 3:36:21 (8: /mile). Meanwhile, Jeff got his Boston Qualifier with a 3:09:30 (7:14/mile). Not only does that stamp Jeff’s ticket to Boston, but it was good for 3rd place in his age group. (Jeff’s race clearly had nothing to do with all the hard work he has been putting in, and is clearly attributable to my patented “BQ or don’t come home” speech.)
Congratulations Adele and Jeff.
So many races, so many reports this weekend. Here’s the first, and it’s a happy one.
Deanna Culbreath and Mark Pfeffer traveled to the Vassar Medical Center Duathlon/Triathlon and came back with some impressive hardware. Deanna was the overall winner of the women’s division in the Duathlon and ran 19:41 for the final 3-miles, which was faster than everyone in the field – including the boys. Mark was an impressive 6th overall and 2nd in his age group in the Triathlon.
Also on hand and in uniform was Alex Nimetz, who managed to win her AG in her triathlon debut.
Congratulations all around.
If you take a glance at the 40-44 women’s age group results from last weekend’s Percy Sutton 5k, you’ll notice a few things. First, the lovely Nicole Sin Quee (who is the mother of my son yet was originally listed as a male) is now credited with second place in the 40-44 age group. Nnenna Lynch, a former All-American at Villanova (and also the mother of two young children) is now the winner of the AG.
Conspicuously absent from the results is the woman who was originally listed as the winner. At first her finish time (18:48) looked both impressive and implausible. The former because it’s fast (6:04/mile), and the latter because her previous race times never approached such levels. In fact last year she barely broke 7:00 at the 5th Avenue Mile, so running low 6:00/mile on a hilly course seemed a little curious. But lacking photos of someone else running with her number, we were reluctant to say or do anything about it. Thankfully, NYRR had more evidence at their disposal, and showed no such reluctance. They have removed the original AG “winner” from the results.
Congratulations to our new Facebook cover boy Mark Pfeffer for his Olympic distance triathlon debut at Park City Mossman. Mark finished in an impressive 2:25:07, good for 36th place in a field of 234.
Great work Mark.
Congratulations to City Coach runners Sophia Barnathan, Jeffrey Dweck and Marc Mouhadeb, who all podiumed at the DSN 5k at Monmouth University this weekend.
- Jeffrey Dweck – 18:13, 1st place
- Marc Mouhadeb – 18:37, 3rd place
- Sophia Barnathan – 19:32, 1st place
Great job team.
The came, they raced, they ate pancakes. We had a nice showing at today’s Percy Sutton 5k, here in Harlem, USA. We have preliminary race results as well as a few photos to get the party started.