MARATHONERS AND ULTRAMARATHONERS
- Received silver medal in the 2008 Olympic Marathon.
- Won 2009 NYC and 2014 Boston Marathons.
- Won four NCAA championships competing for the UCLA Bruins track and field team.
- Won the USA Cross Country Championships in 2001, 2002 and 2009.
- Began running and placing in triathlons in 1986, after turning 40 years old.
- Completed fourteen marathons, including Boston Marathon four times; 1993, 1994, 2005 and 2006.
- Has been among the top three rated persons in her age group in the Cincinnati running community, twice in the last four years.
- Won the 1982, 1983, and 1986 Cowtown Marathon in Ft. Worth, TX.
- Was one of 160 runners to qualify for the 1984 US Olympic Trials.
- Ran the 1983 Boston Marathon in 2:17.
- Completed over 300 marathons and 111 ultra marathons.
- Coached the East Bay run team for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program (TNT) from 1998 through 2009.
- Launched the first ever TNT Ultra Team, the largest endurance program in the world in 2009.
CROSS COUNTRY, 1500M, MILERS, HALFATHONERS
- 2004 All-American honor for UCLA
- Ran personal bests of 800m 1:47.11 in the 800, 3:35.26 in the 1500M, and 3:54.24 in the mile.
- Was an alternate for the 2008 US Olympic 1500M team.
- Ranked third in the world in the 5k (16:28) and ½ marathon (1:15:28) in his age division, in 1996 at 50 years old.
- Finished 3rd in the PAUSTF Track & Field Grand Prix Championship in 1998.
- Served as the Head Coach for Team-in-Training’s East Bay Run Team for over 10 years and is also Athletic Director/Coach for Students Run Oakland.
- Won USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at 400 meters in 1975 and 1500 meters in 1974.
- Was a US Olympian at 800 meters in 1980 and 1984.
- Competed in every Olympic Trials between 1972 and 1984.
Dr. Roscoe Lee Browne (deceased)
- 1950 and 1951 US Indoor 1,000-Yard Champion
- Launched HAWI Sports Management in 2005. Negotiated over $7 million in endorsement contracts.
- Clients include Leo Manzano, Meb Keflezigh, Peter Gilmore, Jon Rankin, and Jacques Sallberg.
- Earned a BA in Communication Studies from UCLA and a JD from the UCLA School of Law.
- Identified as one of the top 50 most influential people in running by Runner’s World.
- Served as the race director and coordinator for the Kwanzaa Fest Beat Obesity Walk/Run Events held annually in Dallas, TX since 2007. This is a free event.
- Coached a large number of beginner walkers and runners for national organizations like the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.
- Is a Certified Fitness Coach and Certified Distance Running Coach.
- Formed by six runners in 1984. One of the nation’s oldest predominately Black running clubs.
- Organized numerous 5K races in the Cincinnati area.
- Coordinated aid stations in every Flying Pig Marathon since the inaugural race in 1999.
Pedestrian Years (1879 – 1899)
|1879||F. Williams||27-Hour Race||126 Miles|
|1879||G. Stevens||62-Hour Walk for Negroes||182 Miles|
|1879||S. Smith||62-Hour Walk for Negroes||181.5 Miles|
|1880||Frank Hart||Pedestrian – World Record Holder||Six-Day Race|
|1880||William Pegram||Pedestrian – O’Leary Belt – 6-Day Race||2nd Place|
|1880||Ed Williams||Pedestrian – O’Leary Belt – 6-Day Race||7th Place|
|1899||James Dean||Pedestrian – 6-Day Race||5th Place|
|1900 – 1918|
|1909||John Stookey (Stuckey)||Berwick Marathon||Finisher|
|1909||Howard Hale||Pittsburgh Marathon||1st Place|
|1909||Charles Burden||New Orleans Marathon||1st Place|
|1919 – 1935|
|1919||Aaron Morris||Boston Marathon||6th Place|
|1920||R. Earl Johnson||U.S. Olympian||10,000 Meters|
|1920||Clifford Mitchell||Berwick Marathon||11th Place|
|1921||R. Earl Johnson||U.S. Champion||Cross-Country|
|1924||R. Earl Johnson||U.S. Olympian||Cross-Country – 3rd Place|
|1924||R. Earl Johnson||U.S. Olympian||10,000 Meters – 8th Place|
|1928||Phillip Granville||Pyle Trans American Race||3rd Place|
|1928||Ed Gardiner||Pyle Trans American Race||8th Place $1K prize money|
|1928||Sam Robinson||Pyle Trans American Race||Finisher|
|1928||Tobie Joseph Cotton||Pyle Trans American Race||Finisher|
|1928||Gus Moore||U.S. Champion||Cross-Country|
|1929||Gus Moore||Berwick Marathon||1st Place|
|1935||Augustus “Gus” Johnson||Port Chester Marathon||3rd Place|