Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run A Big Success
Sparkling sunshine, marathon runners from the world over, and the Jefferson name and logo seemed everywhere in Center City on Sunday, September 19.
The occasion was the 1999 Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run. All elements combined on a glorious late summer day to make Jeffersons second year of sponsoring the world-class half-marathon event a resounding success.
At least 50 Jeffersonians, male and female, ran the 13.1-mile course. In all, nearly 9,000 runners from around the world participated, with Khalid Khannouchi of Morocco finishing first among male runners and Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, 1998 winner, first again among the women.
These photos capture some of the excitement and fun of the day.
For full results of the 1999 and 1998 runs, and photos and more information, visit the Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run website at http://www.jeffersonhealth.org/pdr/index.html
Alan L. Brechbill, Chief Operating Officer, Thomas Jefferson University
Hospital, presents female winners check to Catherine Ndereba of Kenya, who
also finished first last year.
Ira S. Tackel, Director, Biomedical Instrumentation and Supply, Processing and Distribution, pleased with his time at finish of 1999 Jefferson Hospital Philadelphia Distance Run, gives thumbs up with, center, Jody Walter, RN, and, at left, Lisa Moriarty, RN, both Rothman Institute at Jefferson.