1996

A continuous clap and a constant roar – Joe Muldowney (April 15, 1996)

Posted on Mar 1, 2015 in 1996, M 40 - 44, Muldowney - Joe, Pennsylvania

A continuous clap and a constant roar – Joe Muldowney (April 15, 1996)

On April 15, 1996, the world’s oldest marathon was about to become the world’s largest marathon. But it wasn’t going to be easy. The northeastern United States had experienced its snowiest winter on record, and simply because the calendar read “April” meant little to Mother Nature, who pursued her relentless polar assault into the middle of the month. On April 10th, fifteen inches of snow fell on Hopkinton. Heavy rains continued for the remainder of the week, turning the grounds around the Hopkinton Middle School into a soupy quagmire. Ever resourceful, the Boston Athletic...

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“What an experience!” With 38,707 other runners for the 100th race! – Dave DeVaughn (April 22, 1996)

Posted on Apr 16, 1996 in 1996, DeVaughn - Dave, M 40 - 44, Mississippi

“What an experience!” With 38,707 other runners for the 100th race! – Dave DeVaughn (April 22, 1996)

I ran my first marathon in Chicago in 1992. That race started me on an addiction that would last through 17 marathons over five years. I was never a speed demon, so the marathon seemed to be my race. Everybody who runs a marathon dreams of qualifying for and running the Boston Marathon. I was living in Corinth, Mississippi, and training with Harvey Pendergrast and Phil Hinton. We ran a couple of marathons together. Then I started training some with Kenneth Williams. Kenneth and I went on to run several marathons together. But in late 1994, I moved to Ft. Wayne, Indiana, away from all my...

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People encouraging me, yelling “Go Corinth, you’re almost there!” – Lisa Lewis (April 22, 1996)

Posted on Apr 16, 1996 in 1996, F 40 - 44, Lewis - Lisa, Mississippi

People encouraging me, yelling “Go Corinth, you’re almost there!” – Lisa Lewis (April 22, 1996)

I was so lucky to be able to participate in the 100th running of the Boston Marathon. What made it so meaningful to me was I was able to run with my buddies, Judy Sohl and Sue Box. Judy had recently moved back to California, which was a very painful for me, as I was losing a great friend and running coach. I had many races under my belt including one previous marathon, but nothing prepared me for the unique experience of Boston. Because the BAA allowed so many runners in for the 100 year celebration, the starting line area in Hopkinton looked like a “Woodstock” of runners. We were...

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