[Editor's note: I was stunned and thrilled to receive this 100K miles account from Jimmy Gilbert, one of the most important and unsung heroes of running, in my humble opinion. In the late 1970s, Gilbert helped famous running coach Jack Daniels, PhD, with the mathematics behind their famous "Oxygen Power" equations. These equations formed the basis of Daniels's subsequent ever-popular books, with their easy-to-follow training-pace tables, now used by thousands of coaches across the country and around the globe. For you math nerds, here's an explanation of the Oxygen Power equations, http://s3.amazonaws.com/zanran_storage/www.canibaisereis.com/ContentPages/2466959967.pdf]
From Jimmy Gilbert: I have been running regularly since 1959. I ran track and cross-country at Paducah Tilghman High School in Paducah, KY, class of 1961. I ran track and cross-country for Dr. Jack T. Daniels at Oklahoma City University, graduating in 1965. The current log of miles that I've run began on March 28, 1967, and I completed 100,000 miles on January 20, 2016. All of these miles are completely documented.
None of the miles completed in high school or college are included in the tally because I really don't know how far I ran then. I do have a short log from the summer of 1964 in which I recorded running 222 miles during an eight week period. I misplaced that log for years, only rediscovering it recently so those miles haven't been included in the current total either. I've run two marathons: I was 7th at the Kansas Relays Marathon in 1970 and 3rd at the Galveston Marathon, also in 1970. I was the master’s champion at the Cayman Island 10,000 Meter International Road Race in both 1985 and 1986. Since retiring from NASA in 2001, I've continued running as well as crewing on several unlimited hydroplane race boat teams, most recently for the Miss Madison Unlimited Hydroplane of Madison, Indiana.