The GFNY Hall of Fame

May 4, 2022

For the 10th edition of the GFNY World Championship NYC, GFNY inducts five individuals to the GFNY Hall of Fame

New York City, May 4, 2022 /ENDURANCE SPORTSWIRE/ – On May 15, 2022, GFNY is celebrating the 10th edition of the GFNY World Championship NYC. On this occasion, the GFNY Hall of Fame will honor five inductees to recognize their contribution to GFNY.

Chris Szeglin of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission has played an instrumental part since the race’s inception in 2011. Chris’ support for utilizing the Park and his leadership in the coordination of the event flow through the Park, has been exceptional.

Daniela and Shaun Gad’s GFNY Cozumel was the second GFNY outside NYC and fueled the further growth of the global series. The couple created an incredible athlete experience on their home island. By adding several more races, Daniela and Shaun are at the forefront of showing what’s possible if you dedicate your life and passion to GFNY.

Maciej Narzewski has been GFNYs Head of Logistics since GFNY’s second year. He was and is key in managing the logistical challenges at many GFNYs around the world. During GFNY NYC Maciej is overseeing a crew of 50 team members to make sure the expo is set up, all roads are properly closed, the aid stations fully stocked and the finish area ready.

Vito Valentini is a founding member of GFNY’s ambassador team Gruppo Sportivo. He relentlessly helps riders prepare for the race through cold New York winters and beyond. His positivity, knowledge and optimism has led hundreds of new GFNY riders to the GFNY finish line.

GFNY is thanking these extraordinary people for all they have contributed to make GFNY what it is today. The celebration will take place on May 15 before the race awards ceremony at the finish of the 10th GFNY World Championship NYC.

About GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series

GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series is a sports event company with three decades of experience in racing, planning and organizing events. The global endurance sports brand hosts multiple events throughout the year around the world on five continents.

Working with partners around the world to deliver a first-class experience, GFNY Global Endurance Sports Series puts their athletes first.


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Riders get to BE A PRO FOR A DAY ® by competing against others, themselves and the clock in a personal endurance challenge.

Top 10% (20% at regional championships) of finishers in each age group qualify for the Racer Corral at every GFNY World event.

GFNY World Championship NYC

The 10th annual GFNY World Championship New York will be held on May 15, 2022. The race features the world’s most international peloton with riders from over 90 countries. Athletes take on a challenging 100-mile route from NYC to Bear Mountain to Fort Lee to compete against each other, the clock and themselves in a personal endurance challenge.

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