Thursday, 13 June 2013 00:00
Farmingdale superstar Franklin Diaz made it look easy at the 2nd annual Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5 Kilometer Run for Prostate Cancer on the evening of June 2, crossing the finish line in 16:46, 36 seconds in front of runner-up Ricardo Cuahuizo, with 17-year-old Travis Wooten a strong third.
It was Diaz’s second race of the day, following up on a second overall finish at the New Hyde Park 8 Kilometer Run in the morning.
The run was held at Belmont Park as the kickoff event for the 145th running of the Belmont Stakes on June 8, with the last 400 meters of the race being on the track, and the finish of the race being at the finish line where the Belmont Stakes was held six days later. The post-race festivities in the Grandstand of Belmont Park made it a perfect experience for one and all. A total of 475 runners and walkers finished this second annual event.
Did you miss out on the Belmont Stakes Blue Ribbon 5K Run? Mark your calendars now for the annual Blue Ribbon 5K Run to Fight Prostate Cancer at the Town of Oyster’s Syosset-Woodbury Community Park on Sunday, Nov. 17.