Best Frequent Marathoners 2015

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. (Added 3 March 2016: this was my last year of doing it. Unfortunately I have too much work to do in my actual job to continue this.)

 

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 5:02:24, the median for men was 5:06:52.5. Thus I achieved a score of0:04:28.5. 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 Lauren Kearney. 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

Holualoa Tucson Marathon

3

26

23

12383

16175

3792

REVEL Canyon City Marathon

3

15

44

11744

15929

4185

St. George Marathon

3

19

26

11966

15823.5

3857.5

Ventura Marathon

3

38

22

13102

15916

2814

The Santa Rosa Marathon

3

36

2

12962

15118

2156

Deseret News Classic Marathon

3

34

56

12896

16076

3180

Dodge Rock n Roll Marathon San Diego

3

38

45

13125

17542.5

4417.5

Boston Marathon

3

41

33

13293

13781

488

ASICS City of Los Angeles Marathon

3

33

19

12799

21048.5

8249.5

BMO Harris Bank Phoenix Marathon

3

33

38

12818

15636

2818

Surf City Marathon

3

34

18

12858

17403.5

4545.5

 

The total of 40,503 seconds translates to 11 hours, 15 minutes, 3 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. 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. 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 2015, and the men who accumulated 14 or more hours in 2015.

 

Women

 

Name

Age

Number of Marathons

Score

 

 

 

 

Mary Flaws

48

22

23:57:27.5

Heather Zeigler

35

28

22:32:37.5

Leah Piper

33

27

22:08:04.5

Sabrina Seher

36

32

15:51:13.5

Suzy Seeley

56

13

13:25:56

Melissa Missy Peters

40

17

13:06:15.5

Rhea Deroian

29

8

12:06:48.5

Vanessa Kline

34

17

12:00:34.5

Sally Boles

47

11

11:45:26.5

Lauren Kearney

49

11

11:15:03

Bekki Manville

42

13

11:06:39.5

Jen Bakula

32

9

10:54:33

Laura Gillette

30

8

10:39:17.5

 

Men

 

Name

Age

Number of Marathons

Score

Vincent Ma

46

86

70:34:57.5

Gary Krugger

30

38

62:49:49.5

Kevin Hanna

38

38

39:59:16

Brian Wright

38

34

32:20:49

Cade Remsburg

42

32

28:19:52.5

Steve Walters

35

32

28:18:47

Bryan Morseman

30

15

26:22:27

Dan Bucci

33

15

20:36:06

Brian Post

35

18

19:43:04

David Holmen

54

35

18:29:23.5

Seth Kramer

34

36

15:40:17.5

Jerod Honrath

41

14

15:31:23

Michael Wardian

41

10

15:29:25

Stephen Hibbs

44

16

15:10:42

Marc Gill

38

13

14:52:29

Bryan Baroffio

57

19

14:45:45

 

Here are the listings for previous years. 20142013 2012 20112010 2009

 

Dave Trautman