Szczesiul, Sahishnu. "Sri Chinmoy 100 Mile." Ultrarunning. July-August 1993.
Frank DeLeo topped a mostly Brooklyn contingent in perhaps the smallest 100-mile filed in years here in New York. DeLeo was pushed in the first 50 miles by Ron Johnston, an exercise therapist from Durham, New Hampshire. Johnston hung on to get second in 16:29:11. Photo: (l to r) Ron Johnston, Frank DeLeo and Luis Rios.
This was the first 100-miler ever held on Wards Island, part of the archipelago known as Manhattan. Unusually hot weather and humid skies forced runners to slow the pace in the early going. The race was a warm-up for the Seven Day Race which began the next day.
Ward's Island, New York, New York. May 1, 1993. 1.0 mile loop, flat, paved, certified (with 50-mi and 100-km splits).
1. Frank DeLeo, 40, NY (7:00:39, 8:58:15) 15:49:30
2. Ron Johnston, 40, NH (7:05:19, 9:38:28) 16:29:11
3. Luis Rios, 45, NY (8:12:39, 10:55:03) 20:54:46
4. John Kenul, 49, NY (9:48:26, 12:40:36) 22:37:24