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CAREY PINKOWSKI
(Biography)

Executive Race Director of the LaSalle Banks Chicago Marathon since 1990, leading the LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon to become one of the premier races in the world

Managed the planning and production of Chicago’s NBC5 and ESPN Radio AM 100 broadcasts of the Marathon

Responsible for recruiting and developing The LaSalle Bank Chicago Marathon’s world class elite athlete field

Solidified Chicago’s position as the world’s fastest marathon in 2001 with Catherine Ndereba’s phenomenal World Record performance of 2:18:47

Began his athletic career in Hammond, Indiana, where he was a four-time state champion in cross-country and track for Hammond High School, and went on to compete on a collegiate level at Villanova University

Three-time NCAA All American in track and cross-country and a member of collegiate record 4 X 1500 meter relay team and indoor track record holder for 5,000 meters

Member of The Indiana High School Track & Field Hall of Fame and The Hammond Hall of Fame

Award the Illinois Track and Cross-Country Coaches Meritorious Service Award, The Jack Tranter Award for Service to the Chicago area community and The Chicago Area Runners Association Gold Metal Award

Recently appointed as a member of the Board of Directors of The National Distance Running Hall of Fame

Honored in 2001 with the Road Race Management Race Director of the Year Award, presented by the Running Times


 




 

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