Friday, May 30, 2014

Rozhko takes third at Pfizer race

Published by the DAILY RECORD of Morris County, New Jersey
On Sunday, May 25, 2014
Copyright, Madeline Bost, 2014
Elena Rozhko of Morristown was less than a minute from winning the Pfizer Run for Pride 5K on Wednesday at the Giralda corporate complex in Madison.  Rozhko, age 41, finished on the hilly course in 18:16 to finish third overall in the race.  Nicholas Reid of Morristown finished first in 17:21.

Foster Wheeler won the male corporate team division while Novartis won the female division.  The coed division was won by PREI Pacers with the Greystone team placing second.


USATF women's teams will be heading for Marlboro next Sunday, June 1, for the championship 5K.  The Garden State Track Club will be the prohibitive favorite to win the race with all the other clubs running for second.  In contention will be the Garmin racing team, the North Jersey Masters and the Raritan Valley Road Racers. 


The Ridgewood Run taking place tomorrow will draw a good number of local runners even though it is not hosting any championships this year.  The first race on the roster is the 10K, followed by the 5K, which are then followed by mile races.  To honor Toshiko D'elia, long time member of the North Jersey Masters who put on the races, a prize money purse will be awarded to the first masters woman across the line in the 5K and 10K.  D'elia passed on this past year after a storied career in racing, both on the roads and on the track.  Elena Rozhko of Morristown is the likely winner of the prize, a fitting outcome for an immigrant from Ukraine to win a prize named for an outstanding immigrant from Japan.


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