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New Website Honors Ted Corbitt

Tedcorbitt.com went live at the end of September.

Tedcorbitt.com went live at the end of September.

One the most famous American ultra marathoners, Ted Corbitt, now has a website dedicated to him.

Tedcorbitt.com went live on the 51st anniversary of Corbitt’s historic trip to the London-to-Brighton 52.5 mile road race in 1962, writes Running USA. On Sept. 29, he set an American Record with a 4th place finish in a race that served as the world championship of ultramarathon running during this era.

The site is a tribute and comprehensive look at Ted Corbitt; the athlete, running administrator, and physical therapist.  It was created by Gary Corbitt, who has done much to preserve and promote his father’s running legacy. Ted Corbitt was post-humously inducted into the Running USA Hall of Champions in February 2013.

Corbitt’s amazing running career included the following highlights:

– Corbitt completed 223 marathon and ultramarathons throughout his career.

– In July 1969, he ran 1,000 miles in a one month period while working full-time.

– Four times, he ran 300-mile training weeks while working full-time.

– In 12 different years, he achieved the distinction of completing more marathons than anyone in the history of the sport.

– His win-loss record in racing 16 ultramarathon races against his arch rival Jim McDonagh was Jim, 10 wins and Ted, 6 wins.

– Corbitt’s most competitive years were 1954-1959.  During these years, in New York Metropolitan Championship races, he finished among the top 3 runners in 90% percent of the races.

– In U.S. National Championship races, he finished among the top 5 runners in 50% of the races.

From: Running USA