Achievers

Last Updated: April 1, 2018

These runners and walkers have achieved goals, that have been certified and/or recognized by the NBMA or various running organizations and/or clubs. These groups include

If you’re a member of any of these organizations and have achieved the goals, send your information to

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Also, take a few minutes to read our tribute to trailblazer Ted Corbitt, America’s greatest distance runner. Just click on the book cover.

Ted Corbitt

BOSTON MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: These individuals qualified to run Boston based on their previous marathon times.)

Ted Corbitt ran the Boston Marathon 22 times from 1951 – 1974.  Only 18 seconds separated his 1951 race of 2:48:58 and the 1974 effort of 2:49:16.

*The 1951 race was Ted Corbitt’s first marathon at age 32, and he finished in 15th place.
*Ted Corbitt finished in 6th place at Boston on three occasions (1952, 1956, 1958**)
*He finished among the top 15 finishers on 8 other occasions.
**Unofficial finisher

For more information about Ted Corbitt visit http://tedcorbitt.com/Home.html.

Jetola Anderson-Blair Tanya Johnson
T. J. Bryan (two-time finisher) Maurice Lee (six-time finisher)
Beofra (Bee) Butler (four-time finisher) Damón D. Manning
Brian Buffaloe (nine-time finisher) Dennis Murray
Arburn Cain (seven-time finisher) Territa Poole
Ken Cameron Vernessa Poole (four-time finisher)
Alford Claiborne (three-time finisher) Monica Reynolds
Ronald Clay Herbert Robinson (four-time finisher)
Lori Collins Dionida X. Ryce
Frederick F. Davis III (three-time finisher) Derrek Sanks
Raymond Dobson Jerome Scales (two-time finisher)
Isaiah Douglas (seventeen-time finisher) Nathan Skipper
Zaire DuRant-Young (nine-time finisher) Michele Smith-Harden (two-time finisher)
Cynthia Evans (four-time finisher) Bill Sollers (ten-time finisher)
Margo Gregory (three-time finisher) Chateau Venable
Sean Hicks (six-time finisher) Jaison Williams
Lisa Jackson-Holmes (three-time finisher)  

50 STATES MARATHON AND HALF MARATHON ACHIEVEMENTS

50 STATES MARATHON FINISHERS

Alford Claiborne and Angela Ivory

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Alford Claiborne M 55 11/20/1999 Oklahoma Marathon (Tulsa, OK)
Angela Ivory (deceased) F 38 1/8/2006 Orange County Marathon (Newport Beach, CA)
Jean Evansmore F 67 8/17/2008 Humpy’s Classic Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Michele Smith-Harden F 46 12/13/2009 Honolulu Marathon (Honolulu, HI)
Evelyn Smith F 49 5/9/2010 Enoree 40 Mile Ultra (Joanna, SC). Finished the day before her 50th birthday.
Nathan Skipper M 48 10/15/2011 Hartford ING Marathon (Hartford, CT)
Frederick F. Davis III M 64 11/11/2012 Rhode Island 6-Hour
Matthew B. Hamidullah M 64 5/26/2013 KeyBank Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT)
Tony Reed M 58 8/18/2013 Big Wild Life Runs Moose’s Tooth Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Edward W Broadnax Jr M 47 9/8/2013 Sioux Falls Marathon (Sioux Falls, SD)
Gillis Bowden M 59 4/27/2014 Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (Oklahoma City, OK)
Andrew (Drew) Brooks, Sr. M 38 9/21/2014 Maui (HI) Marathon
Celeste Bell F 33 1/18/2015 Maui (HI) Oceanfront Marathon
James Betts M 71 12/13/2015 Honolulu Marathon (Honolulu, HI)
Shalisa (Lisa) Davis F 47 9/4/2016 Kauai Marathon (Kauai, HI)
Dionida X. Ryce F 49 1/14/2018 Carlsbad Marathon (Carlsbad, CA)
Haywood Crowder M 75 6/9/2018 Hatfield McCoy Marathon (Williamson, WV)

 

50 STATES HALF MARATHON FINISHERS

Thomas Turner and Sonya Ransom

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Thomas Turner M 43 3/12/2016 St. Paddy Run (Tacoma, WA)
DL Dean M 46 6/18/2016 Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Sonya Ransom F   6/26/2016 Kona (HI) Marathon
Adrienne Mynatt F 51 9/11/2016 Surftown Half Marathon
Felecia McLean F 45 9/18/2016 Maui (HI) Half Marathon
C. Stephenson-Lake F 42 9/18/2016 Maui (HI) Half Marathon

INTERNATIONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

WORLD MARATHON MAJOR FINISHERS
NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Omotayo Okusanya M 40 4/17/2016 Boston Marathon

 

 

SEVEN CONTINENTS ULTRAMARATHON FINISHERS

Sidy Diallo and Maurice Lee III

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Sidy Diallo M 59 2/19/2015 White Continent Ultramarathon 50k (King George Island, Antarctica)
Maurice Lee III M 62 1/29/2016 Punta Arenas 50K (Chile)

 

SEVEN CONTINENTS MARATHON FINISHERS

Michelle Smith-Harden & Tony Reed

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Tony Reed M 51 6/23/2007 SafriCom Lewa Marathon (Kenya)
Rudy Smith M 65 3/2/2008 Kilimanjaro Marathon (Tanzania)
Michele Smith-Harden F 48 6/3/2012 Easter Island Marathon
Anthanette (Toni) Fields-Wilson F 38 9/16/2012 Blackmores Sydney Marathon
Adjoa Smalls-Mantey F 28 11/20/2013 Antarctica Ice Marathon
Abi (Abisoye) Adekanmbi F 38 2/23/2014 Maritzburg City Marathon (South Africa)
Tuedon Morgan F 40 2/23/2014 Maritzburg City Marathon (South Africa)
Elodie Billionniere F 33 5/24/2015 Uganda Marathon: A Race Like No Other
Shalisa (Lisa) Davis

F 47 1/31/2017 Antarctica’s White Continent Marathon. Lisa set a Guinness world record (female) by completing public marathons on all seven continents in 7 days, 30 minutes, and 27 seconds.
Omotayo Okusanya M 40 Feb. 2016 Kilimanjaro Marathon (Tanzania)
Celeste Bell

F 36 1/30/2018 Antarctica’s White Continent Marathon. Celeste set a Guinness world record (female) by completing public marathons on all seven continents in 7 days, 24 minutes, 15 seconds. She also set a new record for eight continents.
EIGHT CONTINENTS MARATHON FINISHERS
NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Celeste Bell

F 36 1/30/2018 Antarctica’s White Continent Marathon. Celeste set a Guinness world record (female) by completing public marathons on eigth continents in 8 days, 4 hours, 41 minutes, 46 seconds.

 

SEVEN CONTINENTS HALF MARATHON FINISHERS

Tuedon (Tee) Morgan

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Tuedon (Tee) Morgan F  41  2/19/2015 Penguin (Half) Marathon (Antarctica). Tee set a Guinness world record (female) by completing public half marathons on all seven continents in 10 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes, and 8 seconds.
Adrienne Mynatt F 51 9/24/2016 Disney Half Marathon (Paris, France)
Marie Richardson F 58 3/10/2017 Antarctica Marathon

100+ ULTRAMARATHON, MARATHON, AND HALF MARATHON FINISHERS

100 MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)

Ted Corbitt was history’s most prolific marathon runner from May 1969 until February 1981. During this 12 year period, He went from 132 to 196 marathons finished. He held the distinction of having run more marathons than anyone in the history of the sport.

For more information about Ted Corbitt visit http://tedcorbitt.com/Home.html.

Frederick F. Davis III & Angela Ivory

NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Frederick F. Davis III M 42 11/24/1990 Sy Mah Seagate Ultra 50 Mile (Toledo, OH). His first marathon was the May 15, 1983 Cleveland Marathon.
Alford Claiborne M 57 10/7/2001 Maine Marathon (Portland, ME)
Angela Ivory (deceased) F 38 8/20/2006 Silver State Marathon (Reno, NV); Officially completed 303 marathons and ultra marathons from 2001 through 2011.
Tony Reed M 54 2/28/2009 Cowtown Marathon (Ft. Worth); First marathon was the 1982 Cowtown Marathon. Finished 50 marathons in one State (TX).
Jean Evansmore F 71 1/3/2011 Ocala Marathon (Ocala, FL); Completed her first marathon at 64 years young.
Haywood Crowder M 69 6/23/2012 Ballona Creek Marathon (Marina Del Rey, CA)
Evelyn Smith F 52 7/24/2012 Deseret News Salt Lake City (UT) Marathon; Completed on her son’s 27th birthday.
Michele Smith-Harden F 49 12/15/2012 Seashore Nature Trail 50K (VA Beach, VA); First marathon was VA Beach Marathon on 3/14/1997.
Brian Buffaloe M 63 5/5/2013 New Jersey Marathon (Long Branch, NJ)
James Betts M 68 6/22/2013 Mayor’s Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Matthew B. Hamidullah M 64 7/6/2013 Independent 7 Marathon (San Antonio, TX); First marathon was on May 16, 2010 at the Cleveland (OH) Marathon.
Edward W Broadnax Jr. M 48 9/20/2014 Big Cottonwood Marathon (Salt Lake City, UT)
Andrew (Drew) Brooks, Sr. M 39 10/18/2015 Baltimore (MD) Marathon
Shalisa (Lisa) Davis F 47 3/13/2016 Newport News One City Marathon (Newport News, VA)
         
100 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis III M 49 7/5/1997 Fingerlakes Trail 50 Mile (Hector, NY)
         
         
200 MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Frederick F. Davis III M 50 4/5/1998 Scholfield RRCA 50 Mile State Championship (Honolulu, HI).This was his 50th 50-miler at age 50 in the 50th State, which he left in 1950.He also wore bib number 50. The 8-mile loop is in the confines of the ScholfieldBarracks. It ran past the base hospital where he was born.
Angela Ivory (deceased) F 40 9/20/2008 12-Hour Adventure Trail Run (Triangle, VA)
Matthew B. Hamidullah M 65 3/28/2015 Race for R.A.R.E. 50K (Lowell, NC)
         
         
200 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis III M 58 11/17/2006 Ultracentric 48HR (Grapevine, TX)
         
         
300 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Frederick F. Davis III M 57 4/10/2005 Glass City Marathon (Toledo, OH)
Angela Ivory (Deceased) F 43 9/3/2011 Woods Ferry 24-Hour (Chester, SC)
Matthew B. Hamidullah M 66 12/13/2016 Tobacco Road Marathon (Cary, NC)
         
         
300 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis III M 64 11/17/2012 Bill’s Bad Ass 50K (Peninsula, OH)
         
         
400 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Frederick F. Davis III M 62 1/16/2010 HURT 100K (Honolulu, HI)
Haywood Crowder M 72 3/1/2015 Beach Blast Marathon (Long Beach, CA)
         
         
500 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Haywood Crowder M 72 12/20/2015 Santa Marathon (Long Beach, CA)
         
         

 

 

100 HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
NAME SEX AGE DATE LAST LOCATION
Thomas Turner M 43 2/28/2016 Rock n Roll – New Orleans, LA
DL Dean M 46 6/18/2016 Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
C. Stephenson-Lake F 42 9/18/2016 Maui (HI) Half Marathon

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