Greg Brown reached 100,000 miles on March 27, 2021

Greg Brown
Arlington, Virginia
Born 1960 in St Paul, Minnesota
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Mine is a fairly typical running boom story: Inspired by watching the 1976 Montreal Olympic Marathon, I went out for my high school cross country team as a junior and actually remember running the first mile I officially logged.

I consider myself very fortunate to be able to integrate my running with a lifetime of international travel. My three-decade military/government career included 15 years living abroad and countless deployments. During my pursuit of 100,000 miles, I created an additional goal of running in a 100 different countries and territories which I achieved in 2019 (am now at 102). I have logged more than 1,000 miles each in England, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Israel.

I have a lifetime best 1:23 Half Marathon and 2:59 Marathon (1999 London). My super power is clearly not world-class speed so it has to be my ability to avoid running injuries. I have only missed 20 days in 44 years due to running injuries: two bouts of ITB-both of which I of course tried to run through every day until I was hard broken. There’s probably a lesson in there somewhere but I’ll be darned if I can figure out what it is.

I’ve been spoiled to live in two of the great running cities in the US. I grew up in the Twin Cities and went to college at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. I now live in Arlington VA, just on the other side of the Potomac River from Washington DC.

My wife, Beth, and I have been together for almost 30 years and she’s probably run 20,000 of those miles with me. As we’re both a bit type A, we previously ran our races separately. As an experiment, in 2008 we ran the Rome Marathon together (not ruling out we might be divorced by mile 2!). By refocusing on the experience and not the stopwatch, we had so much fun that we have run all our subsequent marathons (and 1 ultra) together. 

Joining this group of runners on this crazy website has long been a motivating factor for me. Thanks to everyone for your inspiration!

Grant Woodman reached 100,014 miles on Mar. 21, 2021 (just 47 yrs old)

Grant Woodman
Ithaca, MI
DOB: 12-1973
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(Editor's Note: I don't know who is the 
youngest to reach 100K. Would have to do some back-checking. But Grant must be one of the younger.)

I started out running in HS as a sophomore, ran in college for a Division 3 school--Alma College, and have continued to run/race ever since.  I would say since 2015, I have transitioned to ultra's and just maintaining the streak.  I have a yearly goal of 3650 miles for each year. But if that doesn't work out, I try to keep it above 3000 for the year.  

I am 47 years old and live in Ithaca, Michigan.  I have been running since 1989.  I also have a running streak of 8567 consecutive days with at least 1 mile non-stop completed.   As of today, my career mileage is 100,014. 

I have racing PRs of 15:58-5K, 33:10-10K, 1:14:27-half marathon, 2:52:30-marathon (Boston 2000), and 4:15:18-trail 50K.

I am a cross country and track coach for the local high school where I work (and where I graduated from).  I have done seven 50k's, one 105k, and have attempted one 100mi thus far, bowing out at 55 miles.  

S. Mark Courtney has reached 107, 025 lifetime miles (Dec. 31, 2020)

Mark Courtney

Grove City PA

DOB:  Jan. 1956

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When did you start running and why? March 22, 1978 just prior to graduation at Alderson-Broaddus College, WV.  Just finished reading Ken Cooper’s book on aerobics, and on that sunny morning, I decided that if I was ever going to start running, today was the day.  I set a goal of running the Boston Marathon before I was 40 although I can’t remember if I really knew how long a marathon was.

How much did you run in your peak years? Highest year 1983 - 3650 miles (10/day). Highest week, 120. During my daily-run streak, I have averaged 7.1 miles a day during 40 year streak.

Top performances? 41 Boston Marathons in a row including 2020. Average of best 25 - 2:44:03. Average of best 30 - 2:46:53. Average of best 35 - 2:50:51. Average of all 40 - 2:58:19. Winner of 50-59 age group in 2006 with 2:46:44. My marathon PR is 2:28:48, Chicago 1990.

S. Mark Courtney Running Miles, Dec. 2019 and all previous years


335 

12/1/19 

Sunday 

10.5 




4 with Angie in am in rain, the 6.5 Smith Loop + later 







6.5

336 

12/2/19 

Monday 




Sewage plant from PO 








7

337 

12/3/19 

Tuesday 

6.5 



Leslie from sewage plant 



6.5






338 

12/4/19 

Wednesday 

12 



Seth &Angie in am from GCC, then 5 with Leslie after school 


5






339 

12/5/19 

Thursday 



Sewage plant - very slow.  Legs shot.  Post Shingles shot 








5

340 

12/6/19 

Friday 




3 on beach from SSS 








3

341 

12/7/19 

Saturday 

25 

3.1 


Marco Island 5K.  21:27, 10/150, 1st AG 








8

342 

12/8/19 

Sunday 




3 on beach in am, then 3 with Debbie in pm 







3

343 

12/9/19 

Monday 

7.5 




4.5 on beach in am, then 3 with Debbie in pm 







4.5

344 

12/10/19 

Tuesday 




3 in am, 3 in pm 








6

345 

12/11/19 

Wednesday 




FMB at sunset 








7

346 

12/12/19 

Thursday 




FMB with Debbie 






5



347 

12/13/19 

Friday 




FMB 








5

348 

12/14/19 

Saturday 

10 

26 

3.1 


Naples Christmas Glow Run 5K   21:14 








10

349 

12/15/19 

Sunday 




FMB 








5

350 

12/16/19 

Monday 




From home with Leslie 



4






351 

12/17/19 

Tuesday 



5 with Angie in am, then 2 later 

5








352 

12/18/19 

Wednesday 

11 



7 on Track with Steve, Seth and Angie, then 4 with Leslie 




1

353 

12/19/19 

Thursday 



40 year running streak  103,815 miles during streak 






3

354 

12/20/19 

Friday 



Dogwood 








4

355 

12/21/19 

Saturday 




Steve and Angie in am 




5




356 

12/22/19 

Sunday 




Leslie in SR 



8






357 

12/23/19 

Monday 




Kim, Angie, Steve from GCC, then 1 M alone 





1

358 

12/24/19 

Tuesday 



4 before dinner, 4 after dinner - Dogwood 








8

359 

12/25/19 

Wednesday 




Smith Loop + Dogwood 








7

360 

12/26/19 

Thursday 

10.5 



am with Steve and Angie, then 5.5 with Debbie in pm 




5.5 


3

361 

12/27/19 

Friday 



Leslie in SR 



6






362 

12/28/19 

Saturday 

10 




Angie from HS Track 

10








363 

12/29/19 

Sunday 




Smith Loop + 








7

364 

12/30/19 

Monday 




Leslie in SR 



6






365 

12/31/19 

Tuesday 



Dogwood 








3


Dec 

215 



169.4 

11



























2 0 1 9 


2325 



160 

Yoga Classes = 160










1979-2018 


104,700 





496.1 

132 

694.5 

118 

175 

89 

182 

675


Lifetime 


107,025













Streak Miles 

103,895















































































S. Mark Courtney - Running Mileage 2019

Daily Average During 40 yr Streak 

7.1057153 




Marathons









Weekly Average During 40 yr Streak 

49.740007 




Boston - 3:30:45    (40 yr Boston average 2:58:19)









Monthly Average During 40 yr Streak

213.17146 




Columbus - 3:28:55









Yearly Average During 40 yr Streak 

2595.3625













Total Streak Miles - 40 years 

103,815 




24th on USRSA active streak list
















10th among the 95 active Boston Marathon streakers
















Only about 25 have ever run more than 40










2017 2315 Miles
















2018 2385 Miles
















2019 2325 Miles 

6.37 miles/day, 44.7 miles/week, 193.75 miles/month