Roger Nelson has run 102,344 miles (May 31, 2023)

Roger Nelson

Colleyville, TX

Born: June, 1950


Growing up in northern Wisconsin, I was a good athlete (captain of the football, basketball, and baseball teams). I did not run other than as “punishment” associated with the athletic teams. I did not pursue collegiate sports, but continued to be involved in recreational leagues. In 1978 while living in Lincoln, Nebraska, my wife convinced me to go out for a run with her. 

That first night I ran 1 mile. The next night I ran 2 miles. The third night I ran 4 miles. On the fourth night I ran 8 miles. On the fifth day I drove to downtown Lincoln to the Pheidippides store and bought a pair of running shoes in hopes of relieving the shin splints caused by the Nike Blazer high top basketball shoes I was running in. 

After running in an organized race, I found I could be successful in age group competition. I ran more and began to train seriously. For the next ten years I would run 1 or 2 marathons a year and several shorter races. Having moved from Lincoln to Omaha to Denver to Minneapolis I found running communities in each of those locations. I started “streak running” on 8/1/81, and was number 19 on George Hancock’s original list. 

While in Minneapolis, I was a sponsored member of Steve Hoag’s Marathon Sports Racing Team (1986-87). In 1988, I ran my last and fastest marathon at Twin Cities (2:40:46). When I moved back to Denver in 1988, I started cycling seriously in preparation to be a competitive Master’s Biathlete (later name changed to Duathlete). I also continued to get faster on the run and on the bike. In 1992, at age 42, I ran 16:14 5K, 26:54 5 mi., and 33:59 10K. That year I finished 6 th at the Coors Light National Biathlon Championship in the Masters classification and was rated in the top 10 U.S. Masters Duathletes by Triathlete Magazine. 

Small nagging injuries contributed to a decline in performance, along with not wanting to break my streak running. In retrospect, some time off probably would have been beneficial. I now participate in one race a year…..the 4 th of July 5K we sponsor at our summer cabin in Wisconsin. 

I am now in my 4 th running streak since 8/1/81. The first lasted 25.5 years and was broken due to a hip impingement. The 2 nd streak lasted 10.5 years and was broken due to ruptured L3-L4-L5 disks. The third streak lasted 4.5 years and was broken due to a quadruple bypass heart operation in January, 2023. (none of those injuries were experienced while running). My fourth streak started on March 1, 2023. 

I crossed the total lifetime running mileage threshold of 100,000 miles in September, 2021. I have detailed daily training logs from 1979 through the current day. In addition to running mileage, since 1998, I have cycled 103,000 miles; and, since 2011 I have ridden an Elliptigo 43,000 miles. (every day is a triathlon). I credit my fitness level as being key to a recovery from the bypass.

Craig Davidson reached 220,000 miles today (April 12, 2023)

 Craig Davidson

Phoenix, AZ

DOB: 12-17-1953 

Craig Davidson reached 220,000 miles today (Wed, April 12, 2023

An update from Craig Davidson at the end of 2022

2022 miles: 1,700
Streak  #1:  41 years, 5 months:  210,901
Streak  #2:  568  days:  4,379
Streak # 3:  343 days and counting:  1,651 (as of Jan 9 2023)
Lifetime miles:  219,280 (as of 12/31/2022)
$$$ found 2022: $128.37, lifetime total: $10,667.78

2022 was my lowest mileage year since I started running.  Due to the series of strokes I had from Jan 31 to March 6, I didn't start running again til April 25 & then it was very slow for the next month.  I'm back to running 40-45 a week, but it has been a struggle.  

I'm just so grateful that I'm able to come back.  I'm running the Rock and Roll Phoenix 1/2 this Sunday (Jan 15) and the plan is to survive it. My goal is to run LA marathon in March as my last marathon, as I missed it last year. 

Previously from Craig:

Craig Davidson has reached 207,823 miles (Jan. 31, 2018)

I hit the 200K lifetime running miles at the Whiskey Row Marathon on May 2, 2015.  Last February I surpassed 200K lifetime "steak miles" at the Runner's Den 10K February 7, 2016.  

As of January 31, 2017 my lifetime running miles stands at 205,027 & 202,614 "streak miles."  My running streak started November 5, 1978. If all goes as planned, I'll be reaching 14K consecutive days March 4, 2017.  Now the key is to stay healthy!

The "official" countdown has begun. 200 to 200. Hit 199,800 running miles this AM. The plan is to hit the 200,000 milestone at the Whiskey Row Marathon May 2 in Prescott, Arizona. It will be my 28th consecutive Marathon there & my 30th time running the event (I ran the 1/2 twice). It's been a long "run" since that first 3 miles on November 1, 1977... 

Next up on the list will be 200,000 lifetime running "streak miles" (had 2,413 B4 the streak started on 11/5/78). Here is my mileage update through 12/31/2011. I also have a consecutive day running streak that dates to 11/05/1978 that includes 186,387 miles. I have a marathon PR of 2:28:14 (1982) and a 50-mile PR of 5:37:23 (1986). 

I am a "Legacy Runner" at the Los Angeles Marathon, having run all 23 L.A. Marathons to date. I'm not too thrilled about the L.A. date change this year, as it will cause me to miss the Palos Verdes Marathon that I have run 16 years in a row. On May 2 I am running the Whiskey Row Marathon in Prescott, AZ, for the 22nd time, and I didn't think it would be too wise to run 3 marathons in one month! I have worked for more than 20 years at The Runner's Den shoe store in Phoenix. The Arizona Republic featured me in an article last year.

Patrick Albregts reached 100,000 miles on March 14, 2023

Patrick Albregts

Currently reside in Queen Creek, AZ and Minocqua, WI (depending on which has better running weather)

Born October, 1958   


My first running experience was on my Junior High School track team in 1970.  I ran a 5:13 mile at age 13, which to this day remains my PR.  When I graduated from college I became a recreational runner for almost 20 years.  Despite running, over the years I gained weight, so to lose it, in my early 40’s I trained for and ran my first marathon. 

Over the next 15 years I ran 31 marathons and one ultra.  I also ran countless half marathons and 10K’s.  I qualified twice for Boston and earned my Six Star World Marathon Major medal by completing the Tokyo Marathon in 2017.  At the time, there were only about 1,200 Six Star finishers.  I have run on 6 continents and in over 50 foreign countries including, South Africa, Brazil, Egypt, Russia, China, Jordan, Peru, Australia, India, Thailand and Viet Nam to name a few.

My marathon PR is 3:35, my half marathon PR 1:33 and my 10K PR 38:30.  It took me 26 years to run my first 50,000 miles and 14 years to run the last 50,000.  If there were two words to describe me, it would be “slow” and “steady”.  I’m guessing that describes a lot of us in the golden years of our running.

Now that I have hit 100,000 miles, I will wake up tomorrow morning and do the only thing I know to do- go for a run.

Michael John Schlater ran his 100,000th mile on October 21, 2022

Michael John Schlater

Brownsville, Texas

DOB: January, 1967
I was born and raised in Dayton, Ohio and attended Carroll High School. Ran track and cross country, earning 8 varsity letters. I began recording mileage on February 23, 1981.

Attended General Motors Institute in Flint, Michigan on academic scholarship. Educated as Electrical / Manufacturing Engineer and a MSMM in Engineering Management.

Went to Matamoros, Mexico In March, 1988 for 3 month work assignment and have been there ever since. I have worked for same company (APTIV) during entire 37 year career and have never missed a scheduled workday

Self-coached for many years, running in numerous local road races in Rio Grande Valley area:

Personal bests:
        1 mile        4:20
        2 miles      9:28
        3 miles     14:21
        5k             14:52
        5 miles      25:41
        10k           32:07

I also ran 4:43 mile as a 41 year old Master and 4:58 at age 48.

I have missed only 8 days of running since 1985, and own a current streak of running at least 5k per day since September 12, 2001, meaning that the last day missed was the 9/11/2001 where work responsibilities did not allow a run that day.

I have coached cross-country and track at Saint Joseph Academy in Brownsville, Texas since 2008, and run with the student-athletes during every practice.


W.F. Newhall III has reached 100,157 miles (Dec 18, 2022)

W.F. Newhall, III

1980 photo
Marblehead, MA

DOB: April, 1958


This September will mark 50 years of running for me. I estimate I have gone on 16,285 runs over the course of the past 49 years and 4 months. I think it’s a fair and conservative estimate that I averaged 6.15 miles on those 16,285 runs. That puts me at approximately 100,157.75 miles, four times around the planet. Here are the highlights of my first 50 years of running, first several of my personal bests, then several "honors."

5k-14:26; 10k-29:50; ,25k-1:18:56; 


2007-Springfield College Athletic Hall of Fame
1996-Swampscott High School Athletic Hall of Fame
1984-USATF New England 25k champion
1980-NCAA Division II All American for 10000m
1979-NCAA Division II Northeast Regional Cross Country champion
1976-MIAA Class C 2 mile state champion
1975-Massachusetts All State Cross Country team
1971-Swampscott Junior High School earned letter S for outdoor track

Since 2018 I have been coaching cross country, indoor and outdoor track at Swampscott High School.