"Sri Chinmoy 70 Mile Run" (Press Release). May 7, 1984. Retrieved 2012-09-18. Archive copy at Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team office, Queens, New York
"James Dempsey, who one week earlier finished 8th out of a field of 61 at Lake Waramaug, ran 9:59:13 to a first place win in the Sri Chinmoy 70-Mile Run, May 5 in Flushing Meadows Park, Queens, NY. Not far behind him was 31-year old Frank Deleo of Prospect Park TC, pulling in a solid 10:15:13 for the farthest distance he had run to date. Teammate and third place winner Al Prawda, stride for stride with Deleo going into the last one-mile loop, said, 'We discussed going for a tie. But I wanted to try something new; a fast second-to-last lap and an easy final one. So I lost to both Frank and James - but I made two friends.' Al came three minutes behind Deleo with 10:18:17. Fourth place went to Jorge Ramirez of the West Side Y, who clocked a noteworthy 10:33:09 for his first ultra.
Prospect Park's John Kenul ran 11:44:33 for his 98th ultra. He appropriately plans on celebrating his 100th ultra at the Shea Stadium 100-Miler this summer. Nathan Whiting held his own celebration as he marked the '1,000th mile counted for me by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.' In thanks, Whiting interrupted his run to present to Sri Chinmoy a personally penned poetry book which was accepted by the counters on their team founder's behalf.
Photo: Tom Blake (l), Trishul Cherns and Jorge Ramirez. Photo: Bhashwar.
In training for the New York 6-Day was Stu Mittleman, who went out easy for the first 45 miles then upped his pace to finish 11:33:59. Stu is scheduled to soon run 6 marathons in 6 days in 6 different cities as part of a lecture/race program he has decided to follow for a year. Letting his New York apartment go and living primarily out of his van, Stu plans to travel from race to race, lecturing along the way to various interest groups on the concept of 'the body's unlimited potential'.
Photo: John Lysinger, of Millrose AA, Brooklyn, grabs a drink while Geoge Velasi, to Lysinger's left, waits for his runner, Koichi Ishiguro, to come by. Photo by Bhashwar.
John Korff, 32, of New York City, set the pace through 50K, with Nathan Whiting and Al Prawda trailing by a half-mile at the split. Within the stretch from 50K to 50-miles, Whiting captured the lead, as James Dempsey, 5th at 50K, moved into second. Korff dropped out after the 50-mile split, Whiting eased up his pace and Dempsey and Prawda overtook him at 52 miles with Dempsey leading Prawda. Prawda hung onto second until Frank Deleo, feeling stronger as the miles increased, pulled alongside and passed him with less than a mile to go. Twenty-four runners entered the race; fifteen finished..."
Photo: On the backstretch is Al Prawda, third place finisher. Photo by Bhashwar.
Sri Chinmoy 70-Mile Run Results, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY, May 6, 1984