Running and walking for peace in Harlem
Howie Evans | 8/31/2012, 11:58 a.m.
An estimated 5,000-plus runners, walkers and Marchers For Peace filled the streets of West Harlem in the largest-ever Percy Sutton Harlem 5K run that saw first place Tesfaye Kahsay streak across the finish line merely steps in front of second-place Matthew Forys and third-place Kuma Adugna Megersa. The first female to run thru the tape was Catherine Beck, trailed by Catherine Robbie and Melissa Salerno, who finished third. The race is named in honor of the late Harlem legend, lawyer, political leader and businessman Percy Sutton. His friend for life, Congressman Charles Rangel, was as he has been since the inception of the Sutton 5K, at the finish line and all over the course in his continued support of the race, as well as his support to "STOP GUN VIOLENCE IN THIS CITY."