Mary Wittenberg, who has led the NYRR since 2005, and been the COO since 2000 has stepped down as President of the NYRR, to head a new entity called Virgin Sport.
Her two top deputies, Peter Ciaccia and Michael Capiraso, will take over as co-Presidents of the NYRR with Ciaccia being the TCS NYC Marathon race director and Capiraso being the CEO of the NYRR.
Capiraso according to the press release has run 23 straight NYC Marathons.
We at LetsRun.com hope Michael and Pete do as good a job as Mary at promoting the professional side of the sport and using the pros to inspire a future generation of runners. Mary did a tremendous job in making sure the NYC Marathon was one of the top sporting events in America (ESPN coverage last 2 years for example, great pro fields) and expanding the opportunities for professional athletes at all NYRR events. We will definitely miss Mary at LetsRun.com.
Press release here: https://www.letsrun.com/news/20...gin-sport/