Eric Morse has run 173,668 miles (through the end of 2022)

Eric Morse

Berlin, VT

Born: March, 1965


(Submitted by Dave Dunham)

I spent the last few months entering my teammates training logs into a spreadsheet and also creating a racing log for him. With the 4,111 miles he ran in 2022 he has a grand total of 173,668 miles.  He has averaged over 12 miles a day since he started running in 1981.  He only missed 62 days since November of 1983 (when he started tracking his miles).  He currently has not missed a day in 14 years and 9 months.  He is a member of the Mt Washington Road Race hall of fame, RunVermont hall of fame, and Harwood Union High School hall of fame.  He was a 6 time high school state champion in track and cross-country.

Eric reached 100,000 miles on Friday, March 31, 2006 (he just turned 41).

Eric has raced 812 times and the number of top five finishes (by place) are below, he has won over 50% of his races:

1 – 411

2 – 105

3 – 47

4 -41

5 – 25


1500- 3:43.9

3000 – 8:29.5

2m – 8:58.9

5k – 14:20.1

4m – 19:07

8k – 23:41

5m – 23:20

10k – 29:30

15k – 45:48

10m – 50:49

20k – 1:00:48

½ mar – 1:07:31

30k – 1:40:18

Marathon – 2:30:08

Barbara Pearce reached 100,000 miles on August 31, 2023

Barbara Pearce

Guilford CT

Born: 10/1954    


I reached 100,000 tracked miles this morning!  I’ve been running since 1970, but only started keeping track at the start of 1991.  This year, I really pushed to hit the big 100, and I got a glorious morning for the last run.  

There are many other goals to chase out there in running, but this is the one I chose.  Now maybe I can work on getting fast again. I am just now, at almost 69, seeing my fast-twitch muscles fail me.  I am just not as fast as I used to be.  

I do, however, still hope to stay on the regression line that my longtime running partner, Ray Fair, has.  It’s found on his site Aging in Sports and Chess, and is called the Fair Model.  You can easily find it, and use it to prove to yourself that you are slowing down at an appropriate pace.  

Dominic Croft has run 103,768 miles (Dec. 25, 2021)

Dominic Croft

Bristol, England

Born: Sept, 1966


I started keeping a record in 1979 and I completed 100,000 miles on 19 December 2020.  

I won the British 100km title twice (2005 and 2008) and the AAA of England 50km title in 2006.  I also won numerous races of Marathon and above. I came second in the IAU World 50Km Trophy in 2006 and I came 2nd in the inaugural 50Km Champs in 2004.

I have kept a spreadsheet of all my miles since 1979.

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

Roger Nelson

Colleyville, TX

Roger Nelson (right) with 
Steve DeBoer

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.