National Black Marathoners Association Selects Gary Corbitt As Its Historian and Researcher

Gary Corbitt is to provide content about Black American distance runners for the National Black Marathoners Association website and social media outlets.
DALLAS - Feb. 4, 2014 - PRLog -- One of the National Black Marathoners Association's (NBMA) goal is to provide information about Black American distance runners. We are pleased to announce that Gary Corbitt has been appointed to be our Historian. In this role, he's responsible for accumulating and providing information about these individuals and running clubs for the NBMA website and researchers.

Our objective is to become a repository for inspirational and educational information about Black American distance runners. This repository was recently launched with the NBMA’s Black Distance Runner Hall of Fame and Achievement Awards Banquet in Richmond, VA. Theodore "Ted" Corbitt, Marilyn Bevans, Frances Gilbert, Warren Elzy, Frederick F. Davis III, and Angela Ivory were inducted.

Tony Reed, NBMA's Executive Director says, "Gary has a wealth of information about American distance runners. He's well respected and known throughout the running community. Recently, he launched the website about his late father, Theodore "Ted" Corbitt, at website. Our website and social media platforms will provide places for him to present his research. We're looking forward to his contributions."

Gary says, "I applaud the NBMA's position on running history preservation. One of my goals with the Ted Corbitt Archives is to create historical profiles of the many pioneers of long distance running."

The NBMA's 2014 USA Summit will be at the Windermere Marathon in Spokane, WA during the May 31 weekend. Our 2015 International Summit will at the Mt. Kilimanjaro Marathon on June 28, 2015.

About National Black Marathoners' Association: The National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) is the USA's largest, not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to encouraging Black Americans and others to pursue a healthy life-style through distance running and walking. It is open to everyone, regardless of their athletic ability or previous marathon experience.

The NBMA hosts an annual, multi-race summit. Previous races (and locations) have been Lewis & Clark (St. Charles, MO), New Jersey (Long Branch, NJ), Cleveland (OH), Lost Dutchman (Apache Junction, AZ), Cowtown (Ft. Worth, TX), Georgia (Atlanta), Bermuda International Race Weekend, Deadwood-Michelson (Deadwood, SD), Madison (WI), and the Richmond (VA) Marathons. The NBMA website is


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