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Carrington Outpaces Degirmenci to Win Third Blue Ribbon Run

Local athletes win lots of awards at annual five kilometer race

Boyd Carrington of Amityville outran Robis Degirmenci of Port Washington to the finish line of the Third Annual “Blue Ribbon 5 Kilometer Run,” as 372 runners and walkers were on hand at the Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course in Woodbury on Nov. 13. This Integrated Medical Foundation event helps promote better men’s health and helps draw attention to the importance of early detection of prostate cancer.

Top local finisher was 22-year-old Bradley Raxenberg of Woodbury, who scored in fifth place overall and second in the 20-24 age group. Other local athletes who won awards include Scott Crane of Plainview (10th OA, third in 20-24 age group), Lauren Quinn of Syosset (second woman, 15-19 age group), Jason Israel of Syosset (third, 40-44 age group), Holly Jonas of Woodbury (third woman, 55-59 age group), Stacey Ledovsky of Syosset (3rd woman 65-69 age group), and Bert Jablon of Syosset (second, 80-84 age group).

The run was once again presented by Integrated Medical Foundation and its executive director Rhonda Samuel, with race management services provided by the Greater Long Island Running Club. Samuel was one of the participants in this year’s run, completing her first race ever in a respectable time of 31:08.

Thanks and congratulations go out to the key sponsors of the event: Premier Partner Abbott, Lead Sponsor Shiel Medical Laboratory, Platinum Sponsor Advanced Urology Centers of New York, Gold Sponsors the CPA firm of Nussbaum Yates Berg Klein & Wolpow, LLP, and Know Error.

It’s never too late to contribute to the Integrated Medical Foundation and the good work it is doing to promote better men’s health and to fight prostate cancer.  “I urge all men, age 40 and over to talk to their health care provider about prostate cancer,” said Samuel. “For information visit”