Ted Corbitt, well known as the "Father of Long Distance Running, has died after a long illness.
Ted was a leader in ultrarunning and road course measurement. Although he ran almost 200 marathons and ultra-races during his lifetime, he actually had his start as a sprinter in Cincinnati. Ted ran his first marathon at the age of 32 and never looked back. He represented the United States in the 1952 Olympics and founded the New York Road Runners.
Here are a series of links on one of the great heroes of distance running:
FIRST MARATON --1951
DISTANCE RUNNING HALL OF FAME