Ken AllanAdam Hashagen
Archer BrownJo-Ann RobottiJoAnn Kirkland
Garret MeadeEleanor P. LabrozziTom TouwBeverlea Walz
Julie LaneBob LiepaJocelyn MurrayJo-Ann RobottiJoanne ShermanPeter Waldner
Welcome to the 10K
All you need to know before, during and after the race.
Race weekend schedule
‘Joey’s Mile’ becomes ofﬁcial
The ﬁnal mile is dedicated to Joe Theinert, a ShelterIslander serviceman killed in Afghanistan.
2011 race wrap-up
Africans dominated top 10K ﬁnishers in 2011.
Jackie Tuttle and Diane Kilb have been the friendlyfaces of the 10K race from the start.
When in Rome…
We do things a little differently around here. Here area few helpful tips.
2012 10K Pawprint
Course humor by Peter Waldner.
Hosting the elite
Islanders open their homes every year to top athletes.
Olympic spirit in the air
This year’s 10K connects to the Summer Games.
Running for a cause
Gwen L. Kosinski Foundation teams up with the 10K.
Local charities make the difference between racestatistics and real 10K results.
Racing by the numbers
2011 10K winners
Who makes the race happen
The 10K is supported by a legion of local volunteers.
Thanks to our sponsors
The companies that give the 10K whatit needs to keep on going.
c o n t e n t s
It is a privilege and an honor to wel-come each participant, volunteer, spon-sor and spectator to the 33rdShelter Island Run. Thank you Shelter Island for open-ing your hearts, homes andcommunity to some of thenicest people on the planet. And thank you to the “nic-est people on the planet” forbringing your joy, energy andmoney to us.What a special relation-ship Shelter Island has with the runningcommunity. As you know, this is an Olympic year.We are especially proud that one of ourown, Amanda Clark-Nissen (not relatedto writer) and her teammate Sarah Lihanof Ft. Lauderale, Florida, are going toLondon in the 470 Class sailing competi-tion. (See article on page 14.) In honor ofthem we invited to this year’s 10K someof the greatest Olympic runners of alltime: Frank Shorter, Joan Benoit Samu-elson and Bill Rogers. Along with ourown Amanda, they’ll be here to breathethe Olympic spirit into our own ShelterIsland event.Who can forget Munich 1972 when24-year-old Munich-born AmericanFrank Shorter pulled away from the ﬁeldby more than two minutes to win goldin 2:12:19? He was the ﬁrst Americanmarathoner in 64 years to win Olympicgold. No American male has since.Who can forget Los Angeles 1984?The marathon for women was beingcontested for the ﬁrst time in the Olym-pics. A gritty, petite 27-year-old namedJoan Benoit from Cape Elizabeth, Maine,in a white painter’s cap, toed the startingline with USA emblazoned on her singlet.Twelve weeks after major knee surgeryand only four miles into the race, shehad the audacity to take the lead fromRosa Mota, Ingrid Kristiansen and thelate Grete Waitz — all legends in theirown right and favorites over Joanie inthis race.No one dared go with her. Everyonethought she would fade. But 22 mileslater, she entered the Los Angeles Coliseum 90 sec-onds clear of Grete and morethan two minutes ahead ofMota to win gold in 2:24:52.No other American womanhas repeated that feat. And who can forget theyears 1975 through 1980when “Boston Billy” Rogerswon four New York Marathonand four Boston Marathon titles and setthe American record twice in the pro-cess? No person has ever done that. Heis still the last American-born runner towin New York, male or female. His bestshot at an Olympic gold medal was in1980 when he made the Olympic teamagain — he’d competed in 1976 with aninjury — but the U.S. boycotted for po-litical reasons and he never got his shot.Represented by these athletes, thetriumphs of Munich, Los Angeles, Bos-ton and London will meet for a time onShelter Island. In American running cir-cles, these three giants of our sport arenot forgotten. During this weekend, theywill be mixing with other runners andencouraging Amanda and Sarah in theirquest for gold in London.What will these amazing women bringback with them from England that willnever be forgotten? They are the best in America — will they prove to be the bestin the world? Stay tuned. Follow them at
and help fund them if youcan.Our ofﬁcial charities are: East EndHospice, the Shelter Island Run Com-munity Fund and the Timothy Hill Chil-dren’s Ranch. Please take time to look them up online and stop by their boothson race day to pick up literature. They areall great.Good luck to all runners and to TeamGo Sail.
CLIFF CLARK Co-Founder
Welcome everyone to the 33rdannual Shelter Island 10K Run
The 10K Journalis a publication of the
2012 Shelter Island 10K Journal