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October: Road Running - Track & Field - Race Walking History - Part 2


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  • October: Road Running - Track & Field - Race Walking History - Part 2

    October Road Running – Track & Field – Race Walking - History

    10/16/65 Roberta Picco wins Women’s 2.5 Mile cross-country race in 14:25 over Brenda Mah and Abby Hoffman in Toronto.

    10/17/54 Ted Corbitt wins Junior National AAU & Open Marathon in Detroit in 2:35:50.

    10/18/54 Henry Laskau wins National 15K Walking Championship in 1:15:09 in Brooklyn, NY.

    10/18/57 Jose Iglesias – Columbia U wins a dual meet vs. Harvard at Van Cortlandt Park’s 5 mile course of 26:27.2.

    10/18/57 Max Truex USC sets a new record of 18:35 for the 4 mile course at Berkeley in a triangular meet with Stanford and California.

    10/18/59 Alex Breckenridge wins National 30K Championship in 1:36:50 over John Kopil.

    10/18/64 John J. Kelley BAA wins New England 30K Championship over Jim Lombardi in 1:36:18.

    10/20/55 Wes Santee outkicked Fred Dwyer in the second fastest time ever run in Madison Square Garden for one mile 4:05.2.

    10/20/57 Ted Corbitt wins National 30K Championship in Cincinnati over Jack Barry in 1:43:47.

    10/20/68 Jay Dirksen wins Tri-States Marathon in record time 2:30:49 over Floyd Godwin.

    10/21/51 John Lafferty defended his Baltimore Marathon title with a win over Ted Corbitt in 2:43:06.3.

    10/21/61 Pete McArdle wins 25K National Championship in 1:21:05 over Tom Ryan, Ray Hampton, and Darryl Beardall.

    10/21/62 Pete McArdle breaks the Van Cortlandt Park 5 mile course record in a handicap race running 25:37.8 placing 11th.

    10/21/67 Billy Mills wins 5 Mile Cross-Country run in Inglewood, CA in 24:34.4 over Joe Lynch and Ron Larrieu.
    10/22/66 Ron Larrieu wins Inglewood 5 Mile Open Cross-Country race in 24:52.

    10/23/55 Sandor Iharos – Hungary bettered the world record for 5,000 meters in 13:40.6 in Budapest.

    10/23/60 Pete McArdle beast John J. Kelley in the National 25K Championship in 1:20:43.

    10/23/66 Darryl Beardall wins “Slip” Madigan 14 Mile Berkeley to Morago Ridge Run over Pete League in 1:21:45.

    10/24/54 Vladmir Kuts recaptured the world record for 5,000 meters 13:51.2 and lowered his 3 mile record to 13:26.4.

    10/24/54 Bobby Cons – Culver City AC wins the Berkeley Marathon in 2:41:37.

    10/24/54 Wally Hayward runs 100 miles in 12 hours, 20 minutes, 28 seconds in London defeating Jackie Meckler.

    10/25/58 Deacon Jones – Iowa wins a dual meet cross-country race vs. UCTC and beating Hal Higdon.

    10/25/59 Alex Breckenridge wins National 15K Championship over Peter McArdle and Jim Green in 45:12.

    10/25/64 Browning Ross wins 15K run in Fairmount Park, Philadelphia over Herb Lorenz and Moses Mayfield in 49:39.

    10/26/52 Emil Zatopek – Czechoslovaki set world records at 15miles 1:16:26.4, 25K in 1:19:21.8, and 30K in 1:35:23.8 in Vienna.

    10/26/53 Gordon McKenzie – NYPC runs 30:01 for 6 miles on the Boardwalk at Atlantic City beating Browning Ross and Charley Robbins in a handicap race.

    10/26/57 Browning Ross sets a new course record of 50:01 at the 9.6 mile Woodbury NJ Marathon beating Jack Barry and Bill Welsh.

    10/26/57 Doug Kyle wins Canadian Cross Country Championship in record breaking time of 28:21 for 6 miles.

    10/26/63 Grace Butcher – Cleveland Magyars wins Middle Atlantic Association Women’s cross-country race at Fairmount Park, Philadelphia. Sara Mae Berman placed 5th.

    10/27/63 Pete McArdle breaks his own 6 Mile Van Cortlandt Park cross country course record in 30:53.4 in a handicap race and finished third.

    10/27/63 Browning Ross wins Middle Atlantic AAU 15K in 49:56.5.

    10/27/68 Jim McDonagh wins National RRC Marathon Championship in 2:36:35.6 over Tom Osler.

    10/27/68 Bob Deines wins Long Beach 16.2 Mile Marathon Prep Run in 1:23:21 over Tom Bache.

    10/28/51 Yun Chil Choi – Korea ran the fastest marathon ever in 2:25:15.

    10/28/56 Doug Kyle – Canada sets a new North American 10K record of 30:15.8.

    10/29/67 Bob Scharf wins National RRC Marathon Championship in 2:24:42.4 over Gary Muhrcke, Jim Green, and Tom Osler.

    10/30/54 Joe Tyler – US Navy defeats Larry Wray –Oxy, Bill Gookin – SD State and Max Truex –USC in a cross-country meet in Whitter CA.

    10/30/66 Ralph Buschmann wins National RRC Marathon Championship in 2:24:27.8 in Atlantic City course record over Lou Castagnola.

    10/31/65 John Booras wins National RRC Marathon Championship in 2:29:09.4 over Jim McDonagh and Tom Osler in Atlantic City.

    10/31/65 Dr. George Shilling NYPC wins New Jersey AAU Open Race Walking Championship in 2:03:46.

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