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Central Park loop named for running great Ted Corbitt

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Ted Corbitt was a storied Black Olympian and was known to many as the 'father of long-distance running.'

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- A new name for the famed six mile loop in Central Park. It's now the Ted Corbitt Loop, in honor of the storied Black Olympian.

Corbitt was known to many as the father of long distance running. He was also a co-founder of the New York Road Runners.

TED METELLUS: We should, and will, be honoring Ted Corbitt with every race, every run, every ride, every role, every stroll, every walk that we do here in this beautiful park every single day.

- Corbitt ran the first New York City Marathon wearing bib number one.