Shelter Island 10K
Joan Benoit Samuelson, Bill Rodgers, Kim Jones, and Jon Sinclair are expected to return to Shelter Island Saturday for the 32nd Shelter Island 10K, which is to start in front of the high school at 5:30 p.m.
Last year, the Ethiopian-born Alene Reta ran the 6.2-mile road course in a record-breaking 28 minutes and 40 seconds, besting the mark he set there in 2007 by one second, and winning $3,000 all told. Anzhelika Averkova’s 34:49 in the women’s masters division was also a record.
Samuelson, the 1984 Olympic marathon gold medal winner, and Carmen Ayala-Troncoso of Austin, Tex., contested a Golden Girls Gallop in 2010, with the 51-year-old Ayala-Troncoso running a 37:38 and the 53-year-old Samuelson a 37:44, times that Barbara Gubbins thought were “probably in the top 10 worldwide for women over 50.”
Largest Swim Lesson
The Y.M.C.A. East Hampton RECenter’s pool was pretty much filled from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday with participants in “the world’s largest swimming lesson,” a worldwide effort, Tom Cohill, the Y’s aquatics director, said, to “promote swimming and water safety.”