TCS New York City Marathon Notes From Around the Archdiocese


Father Dyas Clocks Personal Best

Father Stephen Dyas, L.C., ran and completed his first TCS New York City Marathon, clocking a personal-best time of 3 hours, 25 minutes, 48 seconds over the 26.2 miles Nov. 4.

Father Dyas, 42, a member of the Legionaries of Christ, ran a 7:51 pace per mile in his second career marathon. He hopes to run in more marathons.

“We’ll see. I want to run in New York again and get a better time,” he told CNY.

Father Dyas, who resides with the Legionaries of Christ in Rye and assists at Resurrection parish in Rye, said he attended Mass celebrated by Msgr. Robert Ritchie for the marathon runners at St. Patrick’s Cathedral Nov. 3.

At the conclusion of Mass, Msgr. Ritchie, rector of St. Patrick’s Cathedral who also participated in the marathon, called the several hundred runners to the sanctuary for a blessing.

Manhattan College Student Breaks Three Hours

Manhattan College student Matthew Billings finished his first TCS New York City Marathon in 2 hours, 58 minutes, 25 seconds Nov. 4.

Billings spent his summer running 4,000 miles from San Francisco to New York to raise awareness and funds for the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults.

The 26 year old is studying for his master’s degree in engineering and is a former teacher/coach of cross country and track at La Salle Academy in Manhattan.


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