1991

“One and Done, I Thought!!!” – Kenneth Williams (April 22, 1991)

Posted on Apr 15, 1991 in 1991, F 45 - 49, Mississippi, Williams - Kenneth

“One and Done, I Thought!!!” – Kenneth Williams (April 22, 1991)

I began running in 1977, just after returning from a trip where I met a guy who had “run a marathon.” That sounded like a neat thing to do, so I decided I’d like to try it. I had no running experience, other than trying to prepare for high school football, a sport I participated in only until the coach first handed out uniforms. Needless to say, this disappointing event marked a lackluster end to my short football journey. The morning after I returned from the trip, November 2nd, 1977, I laced on my Converse Tennis Shoes and went to the Corinth High School football field and...

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“After the rain chased my family from the finish line, I finished alone, but elated!” – Gerald Holbrook (April 22, 1991)

Posted on Apr 15, 1991 in 1991, Holbrook - Gerald, M 55 - 59, Tennessee

“After the rain chased my family from the finish line, I finished alone, but elated!” – Gerald Holbrook (April 22, 1991)

I only began running at age 51. I ran my first Marathon after 21 months as a runner. It was the Memphis Express Marathon, and I ran in 3:58:07 at age 53. Over the next eleven years, I ran a total of 17 Marathons, until after knee surgery, I followed the doctor’s advice and cut back to no more than 20 miles per week. Like most runners who love running Marathons, I began to wonder if I could qualify to run Boston. By 1988 I had been elected President of Memphis Runners Track Club, and I was leader and director of a local program to prepare runners for running a Marathon. At the end of that...

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