BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO Linus Kiplagat far ahead of the field in Dering Harbor on his way to victory in Saturday’s running of the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K
Kenya-born Linus Kiplagat literally ran away with the 39th annual Shelter Island 10K race, finishing ahead of his countryman Isaac Mukundi by more than a minute and a half.
The 23-year-old Lansing, Michigan resident puled away from Mr. Mukundi, 30, at the two-mile mark and was never challenged, breaking the tape at 29:45.03.
Ethiopia-born Birtukan Fente Alemu, also a Lansing resident, was the first woman to finish, running the Island’s 10K in 33:40.36. (more…)
JULIE LANE PHOTO
Discussing their running and coaching careers on WLNG Friday afternoon were (from left) author and coach Owen Anderson, runner Linus Kiplagat, who trains with the coach and Olympians Bill Rodgers and Joan Benoit Samuelson.
A little more than 24 hours before runners and walkers begin the 39th Annual Shelter Island 10K Run/5K Walk, two former Olympians, an author and coach and one of his trainees discussed training techniques and ways to get and stay healthy with Dr. Frank Adipietro on WLNG Friday afternoon.
TODD PLITT PHOTO
Runners in a previous Shelter Island 10K.
A round-up of activities and events on Shelter Island for the week of June 14, 2018.
Interested in the Great Outdoors? This Thursday, June 14th, Cindy Belt and Bethany Ortmann invite kids in grades pre-k through 4 to “Feeling Fishy,” a Town Recreation Department-sponsored program that encourages the exploration of the wildlife at Mashomack Nature Preserve. Children will be taken to Mashomack on the Recreation Bus after school and be picked up at the Mashomack Visitor Center. The program will cost $10. Register at (631) 749-0309.
50 YEARS AGO IN HISTORY
Jose Feliciano sang the Star Spangled Banner at a naturalization ceremony for 20 new American citizens at the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and later gave his Concerto Candelas guitar and other items from his personal collection to the Smithsonian.
Director Roman Polanski’s film, “Rosemary’s Baby,” starring Mia Farrow, John Cassavetes and Ruth Gordon premiered in the United States.
American journalist Campbell Brown — former co-anchor of NBC’s “Weekend Today,” Emmy winner for her coverage of Hurricane Katrina and later a CNN correspondent, was born in Ferriday, Louisiana
American actress Yasmine Bleeth, who was in television’s “Baywatch” and also in soap operas “Ryan’s Hope” and “One Life to Live,” was born in New York City.
And on Shelter Island . . .