Ted Corbitt Archives

Articles About Ted Corbitt

Ted Corbitt Archives

Writings about Ted Corbitt


  1. “Brighter Horizons” Our World, July 1954 pp.17-21


  1. “Do or Die on the Road to Brighton” by Hal Higdon, Distance Running News, July 1966, pp. 1,6-9
  2. “What Makes Teddy Run?” Cincinnati Alumnus, Oct. 1966, p.15.


  1. “A Tribute to Ted Corbitt: The Cause of the National Capital Marathon Festival” by Robert Crane, October 1973, pp. 1-2
  2. “Marathon Runner, at 53, Is Facing Toughest Test” New York Times, October 28, 1973


  1. “The Man: Ted Corbitt” Black Sports, May 1974, pp. 56—58. 
  2. “Corbitt Is Promoting Running” by Elliott Denman, Asbury Park Press, December 29, 1974, p.D6 
  3. Corbitt: the Story of Ted Corbitt, Long Distance Runner. By John Chodes, Los Altos, CA: Tafnews Press (Book Division of Track and Field News), 1974 (Second Printing – 1978).


  1. “Is Running Good or Bad for your body? By Jim Zentmeyer, Post Time Star, August 11
    1981, April 12, 1981,
  2.  “The Gentle Killer” by Bill Morris, City Limits, Vol. 1, No. 2, April 1981, pp. 18 –23.
  3. “Ted Corbitt: A Legend in Long Distance Running by William Hillman, D.C. Marathon Program, April 12, 1981, p.8
  4. “Marathon Man” by Gerald Couzens, Sports Wise, September/October 1981, pp. 22—23 and 28.
  5. “Ted Corbitt” by Tom Thacker, NIP, August 1981, p.22



  1. “Corbitt: A classic is ten years old and still great” New York Tribune, by David Levine, February 13, 1984, p.11B
  2. “An Interview with Ted Corbitt” by Gary Corbitt, Jacksonville Track Club Newsletter, September 1984, pp.7-8
  3. “The Five-Borough Idea: A Million-Dollar Misunderstanding” 1984 New York City Marathon Spectator’s Guide.


  1. “When Boston Was King” by Brian Caulfield, Runners, June/July 1985, pp.16-17


  1. “Ted Corbitt & Joe Burns Run Down Memory Lane by Eddie Coyle, New York Running News, Fall 1990


  1. “Ted Corbitt, 73, not set to hang ‘em up” by Eddie Coyle, New York Daily News, July 16, 1993 
  2. “Paying Homage to Corbitt” by John Hanc, New York Newsday, July 19, 1993
  3. “Ted Corbitt Marches On” by John Hanc, New York Running News, August/September 1993, pp. 17,76
  4. “One Runner Who Has Logged His Miles” by Robert Lipsyte, New York Times Sports, Nov. 12, 1993 p.B12


  1. “Ted Corbitt: Running Legend, Center Patient” by National Jewish Center for Immunology and Respiratory Medicine, Auxiliaries and Volunteer Visions, Spring 1994, p.1 and p.6.
  2. “Miles to Go and Promises to Keep” by Robert Lipsyte, New York Times Sports, Oct. 21, 1994 
  3. “Grandpa Ted” by Joe Henderson, Running Commentary Magazine, Dec. 1994 #231


  1. “Ted and Jackie: Separated at Birth?” New York Running News, January, 1997 
  2. “Running in Jackie’s Shadow” by John Hanc, Newsday, April 10, 1997 
  3. “Best foot forward” Al Robbins, Riverdale Press, July 10, 1997, p.B1
  4. “At any age, runner’s a class act” by Al Robbins, Riverdale Press, August 7, 1997, p.B6


  1.  “The Amazing Ted Corbitt!” by Lynn Seeley, Ultramarathon World, February 4, 1999
  2. “Ted Corbitt at 80: still a humble pioneer” by David Blaikie, Ultramarathon World, February 7, 1999
  3. “Corbitt blazed a trail for runners to follow” by Tim Leonard, The Sunday Record, February 28, 1999 p.S9
  4. “Distance runner Corbitt is an inspiration for many reasons” by Butch Buckner, The Daily News – Galveston, Texas, May 13, 1999, p.B1
  5. “Ted Corbitt’s 80th Birthday Celebration: Honoring a Legend” by Trishul Cherns, Ultrarunning Magazine, May 1999 
  6. “Who’s Counting” by John Hanc, Newsday, November 3, 1999, pp.B6-7 


  1. “Ted Corbitt: Ultrien Ultra” Vousikerta Irtonumero 35 mk (?) No. 7, 2001, pp.48—52.
  2. “Heinrich, Corbitt Still Going Strong” by Jeff Washburn, New England Runner, May/June 2001, pp.62
  3. “Genesis X: Ted Corbitt, 82, Ultramarathonner” by Scott Gummer, Vanity Fair, June 2001, p. 203.
  4. Run with the Champions by Marc Bloom, Rodale Press, 2001, pp.123-125


  1. “How to Go the Distance” Horizons, University publications – University of Cincinnati, Vol. 31, No. 2, May 2002, p.26.
  2. “On Any Given Sunday: Ted Corbitt, the Father of Long Distance Running” by Barry Lewis, Running Times, July/Aug, 2002, pp. 30—32. 



  1. “30 Years Later, Still Run Citywide” by Frank Litsky, New York Times, November 1, 2005 
  2. “One Step At A Time” by Colleen Kane, Cincinnati Enquirer, November 24, 2005, pp.B1,6
  3. “Is It All in the Family?” by Gail Kislevitz, Running Times, November 2005, pp.50-52


  1. “Ted Corbitt, a Pioneer in American Distance Running, Dies at 88” by Frank Litsky, New York Times, December 13, 2007
  2. “Remembering Ted Corbitt” by Norbert Sander, Milesplt.com, December 13, 2007
  3.  “Ted Corbitt: 20th Century Pioneer” by Don Allison, Cool Running, December 14, 2007
  4. “Ted Corbitt, Pioneer of Distance Running” by Matt Schudel, Washington Post, December 14, 2007 p.B7
  5. “Ted Corbitt, the Father of Distance Running, Passes Away” by Bill Schnier, University of Cincinnati Website, December 14, 2007 
  6. “Corbitt helped shape road race events” by Vera Stek, Home News Tribune, December 27, 2007
  7. “Ted Corbitt, The Father of American Ultrarunning, R.I.P. by Dan Brannen, Harlemrunner.blogsport.com, December 2007


  1. “Corbitt spent his life improving running” by Jackie Miron, Syracuse.com, January 8, 2008
  2. 90. “Corbitt was wonderful for American distance running” by Roy Pirrung, The Sheboygan Press January 11, 2008
  3. “In Memory of Ted Corbitt” by Tom Osler, Runner’s Gazette, January 2008, p.7 
  4.  “A Gentle Man…A Gentleman by Freddi Carlip, Runner’s Gazette, January 2008, p.2
  5. “Distance running pioneer Corbitt made his mark” by Don Sikorski, Norwich Bulletin, January 19, 2008
  6. “Tribute To A Hero” by Ray Krolewicz, Running Journal, February 2008 p.13
  7. “Distance runner set expert pace” by Mark Woods, Florida Times-Union, March 7, 2008 
  8. “Ted Corbitt – The Father of American Ultrarunning, by Dan Brannen, Ultrarunning, March 2008 pp.11-12 
  9. “One of the most remarkable men of his generation” by Andy Milroy, Ultrarunning, March 2008 p.13
  10. Rich Inamorato eulogy for Ted Corbitt, Ultrarunning, March 2008 p. 13
  11. “Hard Work Brings Brilliant Results” by Trishul Cherns, Ultrarunning, March 2008 p.14 
  12. The Man Who Scaled his Own Everest” by John J. Kelley, New England Runner, March/April 2008 pp.64-65
  13. “A Quiet Giant” by Joe Henderson, Marathon & Beyond, March/April 2008 pp. 190-192 
  14. “The Quiet Revolutionary” by Sabrina Tillman, New York Runner, Spring 2008 pp.32-36 
  15. “Saying Goodbye to Ted” by Gail Kislevitz, Marathon & Beyond, September/October 2008 pp.24-36 
  16. “Remembering Theodore “Ted” Corbitt – Master Teacher: The Silent Brahmin” by Gary Corbitt, New York University Health in Motion, Fall 2008 pp.10 
  17. “Great Polarity Therapist and Athlete Has Passed On” by Lewis Harrison, American Polarity Therapy Association Newsletter, Fall 2008 pp.14-15


  1. “The Ultraman” by Joe Henderson, Running Commentary #803, October 23, 2009



  1. “Inspirational Runner Ted Corbitt by Ray Krolewicz, Running Journal, March 2012 p.24
  2. “Two Generation, many races, celebrate one neighborhood” by Adam Wisnieski, Riverdale Press, August 16, 2012 pp.1-2
  3. “Marble Hill reunion lauds famed tenant” by Kerry Wills, New York Daily News, August 17, 2012 pp.42