NEW YORK RACE TO HONOR MEYERHOFF WITH AWARD
By David Monti.
(c) 2011 Race Results Weekly, all rights reserved
March 25, 2011
"Our thoughts are with Sally Meyerhoff's family," commented New York Road Runners president and CEO Mary Wittenberg through a news release. "She was part of ours at NYRR."
Meyerhoff was an NYRR member who won four NYC-area events in 2010. In addition to the More | Fitness race, she also won last year's Bronx Half-Marathon, Percy Sutton Harlem 5-K, and Henry Isola XC Classic. She finished 27th in the ING New York City Marathon in 2:41:00, placing 10th in the USA Championship division. The NYRR had recruited her for both last Sunday's NYC Half and the More | Fitness race before she lost her life at 27 years-old.
Leading the elite field for the all-women's More | Fitness race will be 39 year-old Sheri Piers, a two-time Olympic Marathon Trials qualifier. Piers, a mother of five who lives in Falmouth, Me., set a half-marathon personal best last Sunday at the NYC Half, clocking 1:14:27. Organizers expect about 8,000 women to line-up behind Piers, including United States Surgeon General Dr. Regina Benjamin and talk show host Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The race is scheduled for Sunday, April 3.