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This Week in Running
Apr 16, 1960 – Gert Potgeiter of South Africa runs WR 440y hurdles on his 23rd birthday
Apr 16, 1979 – 21-year-old Joan Benoit wins Boston Marathon in American Record 2:35:15
Apr 16, 2018 – Desi Linden wins Boston Marathon in ‘noreaster, first U.S. woman champ since 1985
Apr 16, 2018 – Yuki Kawauchi wins Boston Marathon, first Japanese man to win since 1987
Apr 17, 1948 – Charles Fonville sets World Record shot put with 58-3/8 at Kansas Relays
Apr 17, 1948 – Harrison Dillard sets World Record 120-yard hurdles at 13.6 at Kansas Relays
Apr 17, 1972 – Nina Kuscsik is 1st official female winner of Boston Marathon in 3:10:26
Apr 17, 1978 – Steve Williams runs World Record 200 meters in 19.9 at Florida Relays
Apr 17, 1978 – Bill Rodgers wins his 2nd Boston Marathon in 2:10:13 by two seconds over Jeff Wells
Apr 17, 1978 – Five-time Peachtree 10k champ, Gayle Barron, wins Boston Marathon in 2:44:52
Apr 17, 1983 – Grete Waitz wins London Marathon with her 4th World Record in 2:25:28
Apr 17, 1988 – Belayneh Dinsamo wins Rotterdam Marathon in World Record 2:06:50 – first sub-2:07
Apr 17, 1994 – Santa Monica Track Club (Marsh, Burrell, Heard, Lewis) runs WR 4x200m in 1:18.68
Apr 18, 1983 – Joan Benoit wins Boston Marathon in World Best 2:22:43
Apr 18, 1987 – Joe Dial gets his 6th of eight U.S. Record pole vaults at 19-4 ¾ at Kansas Relays
Apr 18, 1988 – Ibrahim Hussein is 1st African Boston marathon champ in 2:08:43, Juma Ikangaa 2:08:44
Apr 18, 1988 – Portugal’s Rosa Mota wins second straight Boston Marathon in 2:24:30
Apr 18, 1994 – Uta Pippig wins first of ‘three-peat’ Boston Marathons in World Best 2:21:45
Apr 18, 1994 – Kenya’s Cosmas Ndeti wins 2nd straight Boston Marathon in Course Record 2:07:15
Apr 18, 2005 – Kenya’s Catherine Ndereba wins her 4th Boston Marathon in six years in 2:25:13
Apr 18, 2011 – Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai (2:03:02) and Moses Mosop (2:03:06) fastest ever at Boston
Apr 18, 2011 – Ryan Hall’s runs U.S. Record 2:04:58 for third place at Boston Marathon
Apr 18, 2011 – Kenya’s Caroline Kitel nips Desi Davila by two seconds to win Boston in 2:22:36
Apr 19, 1897 – John McDermott of New York wins inaugural Boston Marathon
Apr 19, 1930 – Clarence DeMar wins his record seventh Boston Marathon
Apr 19, 1947 – Korea’s Yun Bok Suh wins Boston marathon in World Record 2:25:39
Apr 19, 1966 – Bobbi Gibb is first woman to run and finish the Boston Marathon
Apr 19, 1998 – Tegla Laroupe wins Rotterdam Marathon in World Record 2:20:43
Apr 20, 1970 – Ron Hill wins Boston Marathon in fastest time ever in U.S. 2:10:30
Apr 20, 1985 – Carlos Lopes wins Rotterdam Marathon in World Record 2:07:12
Apr 21, 1895 – First Penn Relays Track and Field meet held
Apr 21, 1975 – Liane Winter wins Boston Marathon in World Record 2:42:24
Apr 21, 1980 – Bill Rodgers wins his fourth Boston Marathon in 2:12:11
Apr 21, 1985 – Ingrid Kristiansen wins London Marathon in World Record 2:21:06
Apr 23, 1920 – Charles Paddock sets World Record in 100 meters at 10.4 seconds
Apr 23, 2006 – Deena Kastor wins London Marathon in 2:19:36 U.S. Record
Apr 24, 2010 – Usain Bolt anchors Jamaica’s 4x100 meter relay to Penn Relays record 37.90
Apr 27, 1957 – Bob Gutowski breaks 15-year old World Record in pole vault with 15-8 1/4
Apr 29, 2000 – Michael Johnson anchors USA 4x400 meter relay to Penn Relays record 2:56.60
Apr 30, 2011 – Felix and Jeter pace USA women’s 4x100m relay to Penn Relays record 42.28
This Week's Birthdays
Apr 16, 1937 – South Africa’s Gert Potgieter; set three World Records in 440 yard hurdles
Apr 16, 1961 – John Smith; throws coach at Mississippi and Ohio State, 8-time MVC champ
Apr 16, 1961 – Stanley Redwine; three 4th places at World Indoors in 800m; PR – 1:44.87
Apr 16, 1978 – Hailu Negussie; 2005 Boston Marathon Champion
Apr 16, 1984 – Kerron Stewart; 3-time World champ 4x100m, 2007 NCAA Indoor champ 60m, 200m
Apr 16, 1990 – Neeley Spence Gracey – 8-time NCAA DII champ, 2017 U.S. 25k and ½ marathon Silver
Apr 16, 1990 – Tony McQuay; 6-time Olympic/Worlds Gold/Silver medalist; 2012 2-time NCAA champ
Apr 17, 1903 – F. Morgan Taylor; 400 meter hurdles Olympic Medals (Gold 1924, Bronze 1928/32)
Apr 17, 1914 – Evelyn Furtsch Ojeda; 1932 Olympic Gold Medalist 4x100m; (RIP 3/5/2015, age 100)
Apr 17, 1946 – Australia’s Kerry O’Brien, Steeplechase World Record 8:21.98, 1968/72 Olympian
Apr 17, 1962 – Henry Andrade; 1985 NCAA hurdle champ – indoor 55 meters, outdoor 110 meters
Apr 17, 1976 – Jamaica’s Maurice Wignali; 1999 NCAA indoor long jump champ, 2004/08 Olympian
Apr 17, 1980 – Panama’s Bayano Kimani; 1999 and 2001 NCAA 400m hurdle champ; 2004 Olympian
Apr 17, 1976 – Rory Quiller; 2008 NCAA indoor pole vault champ; 3-time IC4A champ
Apr 18, 1948 – Ken Swenson; 1970 NCAA and U.S. champ at 880 yards, 1972 Olympian
Apr 18, 1954 – Rod Ewaliko; 1983 U.S. javelin champ, 1980 Olympian
Apr 18, 1966 – Norway’s Trine Hattestad; 2000 Olympic and 1993/97 World Gold Medals in javelin
Apr 18, 1973 – Haile Gebresleassie, 10 Olympic/World Gold Medals; 27 World Records
Apr 18, 1980 – Brianna Glenn; 2001 NCAA and 2002 U.S. champ in long jump
Apr 18, 1995 – Henry Wynne; 2016 NCAA Indoor Mile champ
Apr 19, 1953 – Italy’s Sara Simeoni, 1980 Olympic Gold Medalist in high jump
Apr 23, 1976 – Ethiopia’s Tesfaye Jifar, 2001 New York City Marathon Champion
Apr 24, 1927 – Josy Barthel, 1952 Olympic Gold 1,500 meters
Apr 26, 1930 – Roger Moens, 1960 Olympic Silver 800 meters
Apr 27, 1940 – Dyrol Burleson, 3-time NCAA mile champ, 1960 and 1964 Olympian
Apr 27, 1962 – PattiSue Plumer, first U.S. woman to run sub-15:00 for 5,000 meters
Apr 28, 1982 – Jeannette Faber – 2012 Twin Cities Marathon winner (US Champion)
Apr 29, 1947 – Jim Ryun, 1968 Olympic Silver 1,500 m; Mile WR 3:51.1; 1st prep sub-4:00 mile
Trail Runs:  Wekiva State Park has great trails to enjoy whether you live in central Florida or are looking for a scenic trail run while you visit. Here is more information about upcoming group runs:
Tue, Mar 19, 7:00 a.m.- 5 miles. Fri, Mar 22, 7:15 a.m. - 5 miles. Sat, Mar 23, 7:15 a.m. - 8 miles.