Best Frequent Marathoners 2014

This continues an effort I began in 2009 of trying to identify what I call the best frequent marathoners; those runners who a) run a lot of marathons, and b) do so reasonably well.

 

I measure performance by calculating the difference between the time a runner achieves in a marathon and the median time for that sex in that marathon. For example, I ran the Hatfield McCoy Marathon in 4:24:35, the median for men was 4:51:44.5. Thus I achieved a score of27:09.5. I do not give negative scores, if a runner has a time slower than the sex median the runner is given 0.

Here is a detailed example involving Kathy Stickney. The first column gives the name of the race, the next three columns give her time in hours, minutes, seconds, the fifth column gives her time in seconds, the sixth column gives the female median in seconds for that marathon, and the seventh column gives her score for the race.

 

Marathon

H

M

Sec

Total Sec

Median Sec

Score

Eugene Marathon

3

49

16

13756

15695

1939

Swan Lake Marathon

3

54

44

14084

16180

2096

Keybank vermont City marathon

3

55

54

14154

16022

1868

Nutmeg State Marathon

4

40

51

16851

21802

4951

Red island Marathon

4

3

37

14617

21112.5

6495.5

Go! St. Louis Marathon

3

54

17

14057

16462.5

2405.5

Yuengling Shamrock marathon

3

53

7

13987

15893.5

1906.5

Lost Dutchman Marathon

4

10

6

15006

16745.5

1739.5

Harris Teeter Charleston Marathon

3

56

19

14179

16586

2407

Camarillo Marathon

4

5

29

14729

17546

2817

Hoover Dam Marathon

4

31

47

16307

18861

2554

Pensacola Marathon

3

59

6

14346

17322

2976

IMT Des Moines marathon

3

55

6

14106

16744

2638

Lakefront Marathon

3

51

34

13894

16093

2199

Portneuf Pocatello Marathon

3

54

37

14077

15958.5

1881.5

 

The total of 40,873.5 seconds translates to 11 hours, 21 minutes, 13.5 seconds.

I only include marathons in the United States. It is hard enough to keep track of these without considering results from elsewhere. I rely heavily on marathonguide.com, since they have sex-differentiated results, and allow easy searching for a particular runner. I usually check the race website for results, and will go with those if they differ from marathonguide.com. (There is a slight difference between the race website and marathonguide.com for Casper results, for example.) I do not consider ultramarathons.

 

I welcome any information or comments you may have. I do not run with these people (no pun intended) so I am not always aware of the candidates for this list. Please let me know of any runners you think might make the list. If you know of a marathon within the U.S. which is not listed at marathonguide.com and which has published, sex-differentiated results, please let me know. (In particular, I would love to have consistent results from The Wattle Waddle; those at marathonguide.com and the race website have inconsistencies.) If you think my calculations for you are in error, please let me know. Finally, please let me know of runners using different names, such as Chuck M J Engle and Melissa Missy Peters.

 

So here are the women who accumulated 10 or more hours in 2014, and the men who accumulated 13 or more hours in 2014. This year I include the ages of the runners; Kathy Stickney gave me this idea.

 

Women

 

Name

Age

Number of Marathons

Score

 

 

 

 

Heather Zeigler

34

26

21:55:30.5

Mary Flaws

47

18

17:36:39.5

Laura Gillette

29

12

16:44:24

Sophia Shi

48

16

16:39:16.5

Sabrina Seher

35

21

16:22:55.5

Sally Boles

46

16

16:13:45

Nadia Ruiz

30

10

12:41:35

Michelle Walker

45

15

11:56:02.5

Leah Piper

32

20

11:52:33.5

Camille Herron

32

6

11:48:59

Kathy Stickney

51

15

11:21:31.5

Lauren Kearney

48

10

10:50:06.5

Alicia Eno

37

9

10:18:07.5

Sue Wheeler

52

11

10:04:42

Vanessa Kline

33

14

10:01:33

 

Men

 

Name

Age

Number of Marathons

Score

 

 

 

 

Kevin Hanna

37

40

58:52:08

Gary Krugger

29

33

54:59:40

Vincent Ma

45

80

51:18:06

David Holmen

53

39

39:43:06

Cade Remsburg

41

34

28:43:49

Steve Walters

34

36

28:27:44.5

Jerod Honrath

40

23

26:22:06.5

Bryan Morseman

29

12

20:55:20.5

Gregg Walchli

52

24

20:33:33

Jeff Mescal

49

13

17:45:32

Brian Wright

37

19

17:30:02.5

Michael Wardian

40

9

15:51:34

Sean Broadbent

44

17

15:20:45.5

Jake Gillette

28

11

15:09:59.5

Justin Gillette

31

10

15:01:43

Bryan Baroffio

56

17

14:36:50.5

Peter Kemboi

34

9

13:52:36

 

Here are the listings for previous years. 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

 

Dave Trautman