| The start of the International Corporate Challenge Championship in New York City.|
The winning teams from cities all over the world qualify to participate in this annual event.
This year, 1085 runners took part in the Championship event.
| The leaders near the middle of the 3.5 mile race.|
The race was won by David Cullum of Merrill Lynch in a time of 16:43. Cullum's effort, along with his teammates, enabled Merrill Lynch to win the men's team title.
|Buffalo's Joanie Hayes speeds toward the finish line. Joanie was a member of the M&T Bank coed team which won the coed division in the Buffalo Corporate Challenge.|
|Buffalo's winning women's team, Niagara Fuel Gas, celebrating after the race. |
In the center is Brenda Litzinger. Brenda's success in the 3.5 mile race has enabled her to lead her team to New York City for the Championship many times.