From Runner's World
Allan Steinfeld, former race director of the New York City Marathon and one of the founding fathers of the modern running movement, died on January 24 in Allentown, Pennsylvania, of multiple systems atrophy, a neurological disorder. He was 70.
“Allan was one of the great pioneers in road race administration, developing many of the protocols required for a successful big-time event,” said Dave Katz, who is the technical director for the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), USA Track & Field, and many marathons.
“Every race on this planet has benefited from the mind of Allan Steinfeld,” said Phil Stewart of Road Race Management when Steinfeld was named Race Director of the Year in 1997.
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Photo: Steinfeld (to the right) was inducted into the RRCA Hall of Fame in 2013 as part of the 43rd class of inductees along with Tom Fleming (to the left).