New Website Honors Ted Corbitt

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

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