It was incorrectly reported in the obituary of Andy Neidnig last week that he had set an over-70 record of 2 hours and 57 minutes at the New York Marathon. He did indeed set an over-70 record, in 1989, but his time was 3:32:28.
The former world-class miler and marathoner, who died on Aug. 6 at the age of 93, won his age group at the New York Marathon three years running, between ’89 and ’91. The 3:45:42 he ran in ’90, while it was his “slowest ever,” still placed him in the top quarter of the 25,000 entrants.
Andy Neidnig, the runner here whom everyone in the sport looked up to, died Monday at Southampton Hospital at the age of 93.
Aside from a brief period in his mid-40s, Mr. Neidnig, who moved to Sag Harbor when he retired, ran his entire life. The first medal he ever won, he recalled during an interview on the occasion of his 90th birthday, “was when I was 11 . . . it was from home plate straight to second base.”