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Thousands Of Runners Take Part In Ted Corbitt 15K In Central Park

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- More than 4,000 runners took part in the Ted Corbitt 15k in Central Park on Saturday.

Corbitt was the first president of New York Road Runners and the first African-American to compete in the Olympic marathon.

READ MORE: New York City Marathon Director Remembers Trailblazing Long-Distance Runner Ted Corbitt

He completed 223 and ultra-marathons, winning 30 of them.

Corbitt was also known as the father of long-distance running and fought to include everyone in the sport he loved.

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