American Homeowner Preservation Director Wins Chicago Lakefront 50K

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American Homeowner Preservation Director Jorge Newbery was the overall winner of the Chicago Lakefront 50K running race on March 31, 2012 with a time of 3 hours, 51 minutes.

"The Chicago Lakefront 50K was a wonderful race, well-organized," said Newbery.

American Homeowner Preservation Director Jorge Newbery was the overall winner of the Chicago Lakefront 50K running race on March 31, 2012 with a time of 3 hours, 51 minutes. The 13th annual edition of the race featured cool, breezy weather with a route winding along the shore of Lake Michigan on the North side of Chicago. Newbery went out fast from the start, taking an early lead which he never relinquished, despite slowing considerably in the second half.

"The Chicago Lakefront 50K was a wonderful race, well-organized and the weather was ideal. I went out fast and was concerned that I would get caught in the second half," said Newbery. "The second and third place finishers gained some ground on me that last 10 or so miles, but happily not enough to catch me. I tried to be relaxed, keep up a high cadence, and stay well-nourished and hydrated throughout the race, allowing me to sustain the effort. My goal was top ten, so winning was a most pleasant result."

The Chicago Lakefront 50K weaves through a long, narrow strip of parkland known as Lincoln Park. The entire shoreline of Chicago is a multiuse park, shared by runners, bikers, bladers, boaters, golfers, fishermen, museum and zoo goers, dog walkers and every other form of leisure and pedestrian traffic. The 50K course consists of three beautiful 10.3+ mile out-and-backs. The Start/Finish area begins at Foster Avenue Beach and weaves south, approximately 5.17-miles, to the Far South Turnaround near North Avenue. In-between, the course is comprised of a 78% crushed limestone and cinder path, and 22% paved bike path.

Newbery has been Director of American Homeowner Preservation ("AHP") since 2009. In late 2011, AHP moved their operations from Cincinnati, Ohio to Chicago. Began as a nonprofit 501c3 organization in 2008, AHP has evolved into a multimillion dollar hedge fund, acquiring distressed mortgages from banks and then offering homeowners viable, long-term and affordable solutions to stay in their homes.

To learn more about AHP, visit http://www.ahphelp.com or call (800) 555-1055.

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