Live stream of the New York Road Runners event to feature world-class field of road racing champions
2007 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K champion Dathan Ritzenhein set to make FloSports broadcasting debut
AUSTIN, Texas (May 26, 2015) – FloSports, the authentic source for high-quality sports content and coverage, announced today that it will live stream the 2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K in New York City’s Central Park on Saturday, May 30.
Subscribers will have the opportunity to watch the race on FloTrack.com with exclusive pre- and post-race interviews and highlights following the race. The live stream will begin at 8:30 a.m. EDT and the race will start at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
The race, which is sponsored by the United Arab Emirates and benefits the National Kidney Foundation, will feature approximately 8,000 runners competing on the roads of Central Park.
Top contenders in the men’s race include defending champion Stephen Sambu of Kenya, 2014 TCS New York City Marathon champion Wilson Kipsang of Kenya, two-time New York City Marathon champion Geoffrey Mutai of Kenya, 2015 United Airlines NYC Half champion Leonard Korir of Kenya, and U.S. 5K American record-holder Ben True of Hanover, NH.
The women’s race features defending champion Joyce Chepkirui of Kenya, 2014 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K third-place finisher Mary Wacera of Kenya, and 2014 IAAF World Half Marathon champion Gladys Cherono of Kenya.
“New York Road Runners is excited to showcase the world’s top professional athletes on FloSports,” said Peter Ciaccia, president of events for NYRR and race director of the TCS New York City Marathon. “The live stream of the UAE Healthy Kidney 10K highlights NYRR’s commitment to bringing the best in professional road racing to fans around the world.”
Joining FloSports’ Ryan Fenton and making his FloTrack commentating debut is 2007 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K Men’s Champion Dathan Ritzenhein of Grand Rapids, MI. Ritzenhein ran away from two-time defending champion Craig Mottram of Australia to win with an event-record time of 28:08—two seconds faster than Kenyan Paul Koech’s 1997 Central Park 10K record. Following his victory, Ritzenhein donated his $7,500 first prize to the National Kidney Foundation.
“As FloSports continues to bolster its roster of live-streamed track and field events, we also understand the importance of adding authentic voices to provide credible commentary to our passionate fans who love the sport as much as we do,” said Mark Floreani, COO and co-founder of FloSports.
To access the live UAE Healthy Kidney 10K race, fans can visit FloTrack.com and subscribe to FloTrack’s premium offering, FloPRO. Subscriptions to FloPRO also include unparalleled access to athlete interviews, unique documentary style content series and the opportunity to watch additional elite track
and field competitions live online. FloPRO subscriptions are available in two varieties: $20 for a monthly subscription, and $150 for a yearly subscription.
For more information on the live stream, visit FloTrack.com.
For more information on the 2015 UAE Healthy Kidney 10K, visit nyrr.org/media-center.
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ABOUT NEW YORK ROAD RUNNERS
Founded in 1958, New York Road Runners has grown from a local running club to the world’s premier community running organization, whose mission is to help and inspire people through running. NYRR’s commitment to New York City’s five boroughs features races, community events, youth running initiatives, school programs, and training resources that provide hundreds of thousands of people each year, from children to seniors, with the motivation, know-how, and opportunity to Run for Life. NYRR’s premier event, and the largest marathon in the world, is the TCS New York City Marathon. Held annually on the first Sunday in November, the race features 50,000 runners, from the world’s top professional athletes to a vast range of competitive, recreational, and charity runners. To learn more, visit www.nyrr.org.
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