Joe Sarver has run about 141,000 miles (8-11)


Joe Sarver
Washington, PA
DOB: 01-26-58

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My high school coach Bob Annasenz in Marietta, Ohio encouraged his
distance runners to run high mileage during the summer and winter months
by completing 1,000 miles during the off seasons starting my junior
year. Runners that logged the miles received a 1,000 mile tee shirt.  At
that time I started my high mileage diet routinely running two times a
day. 



Our high school team won the Central Ohio League Championship in
cross country in 1975. I finished 16th in the Ohio X-C state
championship in 1975. I attended West Liberty (State College) University
from 1976-1980 and competed in five national NAIA championships in X-C
and track completing my first marathon in 2:20:30 in 1978. After college
I ran for track clubs sponsored by Adidas, Nike and Asics while working
as a chemist. My personal bests include 29:16 at 10km (1982 Pittsburgh),
a 1:02:53 Wheeling 20km (1983 Elby's), a 1:16:05 at the Charleston WV
15 miler (1982), and two 2:20:30 in the Philadelphia marathon 1982 & the
Hall of Fame Marathon in Huntington, WV 1978. 



In November of 2000 I surpassed 100,000 logged miles (1978-2000). A number 
of my high school logs and the first year and a half of my logs at West Liberty State
College are missing from house moves. The logged miles on my surviving
calendars are now at 127,925 at the end of 2010. Lost calendars and
unlogged miles from 1972-1977 are in the neighborhood of 14,000-16,000
miles. I'll take the lower number and round it off to ~141,000 total
logged & unlogged miles.