W75 d’Elia averages 9-minute miles in 5-mile victory

Longtime masters track star Toshiko d’Elia of Ridgewood, New Jersey, won the Vincent Carnevale Award (and $300) at Sunday’s Run for Freedom, which I wrote about a month ago. Race founder Frank Schiro of New York wrote me with some highlights of the pair of races (1 mile and 5 mile) that benefited Integrity House, a nonprofit drug and alcohol treatment center.

Frank writes:
On 5/21/06, Masters track and Field Hall of Famer Toshiko d’Elia of Ridgewood NJ running for the North Jersey Masters won the Vincent Carnevale Award at the 21st annual running of the Run for Freedom — a 1-mile and 5-mile road race in Newark. . . . Toshiko at age 76 ran the 5-mile in 45.05. That’s a 9:01 mile pace for an age-graded 90.80%.
George Studzinski of Kinnelon, N.J. at 73 years of age ran 39:45, a 7:57 mile pace to win the men’s division with an age-graded 76.30%
Both athletes received $300 for their efforts.
About Carnevale:
Vincent Carnevale, an avid runner and participant in Integrity’s races passed away in Feb. 2006 at the age of 89. To honor him, a $300 prize will be given to the 65 and over male and female winners in the 5 mile race (based on age graded ranking). All runners age 65 and over will receive yellow shirts in Vincent’s memory.

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May 23, 2006

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  1. Mary Harada - May 24, 2006

    ongratulations to Toshi: She is still going strong and continues to impress and amaze me.

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