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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

  • 50 States Marathon Club
  • 50 States and DC Marathon Group USA
  • Seven Continents Marathon Club
  • North Pole Marathon
  • Marathon Maniacs
  • Half Fanatics
  • 100 Marathon Club of North America
  • World Marathon Majors

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

Comments@BlackMarathoners.org.

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
  • 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.
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BOSTON MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: These individuals qualified to run Boston based on their previous marathon times.)
Jetola Anderson-Blair
Tanya Johnson
T. J. BryanMaurice Lee
Beofra (Bee) ButlerDamón D. Manning
Brian BuffaloeDennis Murray
Candice L. CaesarTerrita Poole
Arburn CainVernessa Poole 
Ken CameronMonica Reynolds 
Alford ClaiborneHerbert Robinson
Ronald ClayDionida X. Ryce
Lori Collins Derrek Sanks
Frederick F. Davis IIIJerome Scales 
Raymond DobsonNathan Skipper
Isaiah DouglasMichele Smith-Harden
Zaire DuRant-YoungBill Sollers 
Cynthia Evans Michael Stone
Margo GeorgoryChateau Venable
Sean HicksJaison Williams
Lisa Jackson-Holmes

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Alford Claiborne
50 STATES MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Alford ClaiborneM5511/20/99Oklahoma Marathon (Tulsa, OK)
Angela Ivory (deceased)F3801/08/06Orange County Marathon (Newport Beach, CA)
Jean EvansmoreF6708/17/08Humpy’s Classic Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Michele Smith-HardenF4612/13/09Honolulu Marathon (Honolulu, HI)
Evelyn SmithF4905/09/10Enoree 40 Mile Ultra (Joanna, SC). Finished the day before her 50th birthday.
Nathan SkipperM4810/15/11Hartford ING Marathon (Hartford, CT)
Frederick F. Davis IIIM6411/11/12Rhode Island 6-Hour
Matthew B. HamidullahM6405/26/13KeyBank Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT)
Tony ReedM5808/18/13Big Wild Life Runs Moose’s Tooth Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Edward W Broadnax JrM4709/08/13Sioux Falls Marathon (Sioux Falls, SD)
Gillis BowdenM5904/27/14Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon (Oklahoma City, OK)
Andrew (Drew) Brooks, Sr.M3809/21/14Maui (HI) Marathon
Celeste BellF3301/18/15Maui (HI) Oceanfront Marathon
James BettsM7112/13/15Honolulu Marathon (Honolulu, HI)
Shalisa (Lisa) DavisF4709/04/16Kauai Marathon (Kauai, HI)
Evelyn Smith F
08/13/17Humboldt Bay Marathon (Eureka, CA) - Second time completing 50 States
Evelyn Smith F
11/10/17Southwest Series Marathon (Needles CA) - Third time completing 50 States
Dionida X. RyceM4901/14/18Carlsbad Marathon (Carlsbad, CA)
Dionida RyceF
01/14/18Carlsbad Marathon (Carlsbad, CA)
Tracy AbromF
01/14/18Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon (Maui, HI)
Haywood CrowderM
06/09/18Hatfield & McCoy Marathon (Williamson, WV)
Hugh Thompson M
10/21/18Des Moines Marathon (Des Moines, IA)

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Thomas Turner
50 STATES HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Thomas TurnerM4303/12/16St. Paddy Run (Tacoma, WA)
DL DeanM4606/18/16Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Sonya RansomF
06/26/16Kona (HI) Marathon
Adrienne MynattF5109/11/16Surftown Half Marathon
Felecia McLeanF4509/18/16Maui (HI) Half Marathon
C. Stephenson-LakeF4209/18/16Maui (HI) Half Marathon
Lilian ShepherdF
08/20/17Anchorage Runfest Skinny Raven (Anchorage, AK)
Edith Kelly-GreenF
10/21/18Des Moines Half Marathon (Des Moines, IA)
Kelli D. BoyerF
01/20/19Maui Oceanfront Half Marathon (Maui, HI)

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WORLD MARATHON MAJOR FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Omotayo OkusanyaM4004/17/16Boston Marathon
Sherrie BrownF4604/17/17Boston Marathon
Jeffrey HinesM 04/17/17Boston Marathon
Dionida RyceF 04/22/18London Marathon
Lilian ShepherdF 04/22/18London Marathon
Heather KingF 04/22/18London Marathon
Brenda Nogzi StallingsF 04/28/19London Marathon

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Tony Reed
SEVEN CONTINENTS MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Tony Reed
M5106/23/07SafriCom Lewa Marathon (Kenya)
Rudy SmithM6503/02/08Kilimanjaro Marathon (Tanzania)
Michele Smith-HardenF4806/03/12Easter Island Marathon
Anthanette (Toni) Fields-WilsonF3809/16/12Blackmores Sydney Marathon
Adjoa Smalls-ManteyF2811/20/13Antarctica Ice Marathon
Abi (Abisoye) AdekanmbiF3802/23/14Maritzburg City Marathon (South Africa)
Tuedon MorganF4002/23/14Maritzburg City Marathon (South Africa)
Elodie BillionniereF3305/24/15Uganda Marathon: A Race Like No Other
Omotayo OkusanyaM4002/28/16Kilimanjaro Marathon (Tanzania)
Shalisa (Lisa) DavisF4701/31/17Antarctica'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.
Celeste BellF3601/30/18Antarctica'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.
Shauna AndersonF
08/11/18Amazing Maasai Marathon (Kenya)

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Sidy Diallo & Maurice Lee III
SEVEN CONTINENTS ULTRAMARATHON FINISHERS
NAME
SEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Sidy DialloM5902/19/15White Continent Ultramarathon 50k  (King George Island, Antarctica)
Maurice Lee IIIM6201/29/16Punta Arenas 50K (Chile)

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Tee Morgan
SEVEN CONTINENTS HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Tuedon (Tee) Morgan
F 41 2/19/2015Penguin (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 MynattF5109/24/16Disney Half Marathon (Paris, France)
Marie RichardsonF5803/10/17Antarctica Marathon

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Celeste Bell
EIGHT CONTINENTS MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Celeste BellF3601/30/18Antarctica'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.

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Tee Morgan
NORTH POLE MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Tuedon (Tee) MorganF4204/09/15She is the first Nigerian woman to complete a marathon on the North Pole.

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Frederick F. Davis III
100 MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Frederick F. Davis III
M4211/24/90Sy Mah Seagate Ultra 50 Mile (Toledo, OH). His first marathon was the May 15, 1983 Cleveland Marathon.
Alford ClaiborneM5710/07/01Maine Marathon (Portland, ME)
Angela Ivory (deceased)F3808/20/06Silver State Marathon (Reno, NV); Officially completed 303 marathons and ultra marathons from 2001 through 2011.
Tony ReedM5402/28/09Cowtown Marathon (Ft. Worth); First marathon was the 1982 Cowtown Marathon. Finished 50 marathons in one State (TX).
Jean EvansmoreF7101/03/11Ocala Marathon (Ocala, FL); Completed her first marathon at 64 years young.
Haywood CrowderM6906/23/12Ballona Creek Marathon (Marina Del Rey, CA)
Evelyn SmithF5207/24/12Deseret News Salt Lake City (UT) Marathon; Completed on her son’s 27th birthday.
Michele Smith-HardenF4912/15/12Seashore Nature Trail 50K (VA Beach, VA); First marathon was VA Beach Marathon on 3/14/1997.
Brian BuffaloeM6305/05/13New Jersey Marathon (Long Branch, NJ)
James BettsM6706/22/13Mayor’s Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
Matthew B. HamidullahM6407/06/13Independent 7 Marathon (San Antonio, TX); First marathon was on May 16, 2010 at the Cleveland (OH) Marathon.
Edward W Broadnax Jr.M4809/20/14Big Cottonwood Marathon (Salt Lake City, UT)
Andrew (Drew) Brooks, Sr.M3910/18/15Baltimore (MD) Marathon
Shalisa (Lisa) DavisF4703/13/16Newport News One City Marathon (Newport News, VA)
Beofra (Bee) Bulter F 04/15/18Boston Marathon
Michael StoneM 04/15/18Boston Marathon

    
100 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis IIIM4907/05/97Fingerlakes Trail 50 Mile (Hector, NY)

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Thomas Turner
100 HALF MARATHON FINISHERS
NAMESEXAGEDATELAST LOCATION
Thomas TurnerM4302/28/16Rock n Roll - New Orleans, LA
DL DeanM4606/18/16Anchorage Mayor’s Half Marathon (Anchorage, AK)
C. Stephenson-LakeF4209/18/16Maui (HI) Half Marathon
Lilian ShepherdF
10/20/18Baltimore Running Festival (Baltimore, MD)
     
     
200 MARATHON FINISHERS (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Frederick F. Davis IIIM5004/05/98Scholfield 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)F4009/20/0812-Hour Adventure Trail Run (Triangle, VA)
Matthew B. HamidullahM6503/28/15Race for R.A.R.E. 50K (Lowell, NC)
     
     
200 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis IIIM5811/17/06Ultracentric 48HR (Grapevine, TX)
     
     
300 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Frederick F. Davis IIIM5704/10/05Glass City Marathon (Toledo, OH)
Angela Ivory (Deceased)F4309/03/11Woods Ferry 24-Hour (Chester, SC)
Matthew B. HamidullahM6612/13/16Tobacco Road Marathon (Cary, NC)
Evelyn Smith F
08/26/17Wausau Marathon (Wausau, WI)
     
300 ULTRA-MARATHON FINISHERS
Frederick F. Davis IIIM6411/17/12Bill’s Bad Ass 50K (Peninsula, OH)
     
     
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500 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Haywood CrowderM7212/20/15Santa Marathon (Long Beach, CA)
   

600 MARATHON FINISHERS  (Note: This includes both marathons and ultra-marathons.)
Haywood CrowderM7407/03/17Long Beach at Summer Seven Race Series Day Six (Long Beach, CA)

RUNNER
MARATHON MANIACSHALF FANATICDOUBLE AGENT
Adrienne Russell X 
Aeedah Hamidullah X 
Africa McDanielsXXX
Aisha Mason X 
Aisha YouinsXXX
Amber Kimathi X  
Angela Bess X 
Angela Broadway X 
Angela IvoryX  
Angela Montague KanishXXX
Angeline Nesmith X 
Angie Phifer X 
April Potter X 
Ashley GrastyX  
Barbara L. Brantley X 
Beatrice Whitaker X 
Brenda NewtonX  
Brenda StallingsXXX
Bridgette CollinsXXX
Busola AdeniranXXX
C. Stephenson-LakeXXX
Carrlos Boyd X  
Celere Leonard X 
Charlotte SimmsX  
Chenise Crump  X 
Chuck TaylorXXX
Darlene BaltimoreXXX
Davon CulleyXX