Dave Foley ran his 100,000th mile on October 8, 2022

Dave Foley

Cadillac, Michigan                                      

DOB: Feb 1947


I am 75 years old. 

Ran track and cross country at South High school (1963-65) in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Began recording mileage January 1975 at my home in Cadillac, MI in preparation for my first roadrace.

Ran more than 300 road races including 20 marathons (2:25:10 personal best) and two 50-milers (5:39 best which was state record for a brief time.)10K best 31:58, 20K 1:05:44, 25K 1:22:54.

A junior high teacher (1974-2003) I began running the 5.8 daily commute to school in 1977. Both ways, 10.6 miles, until mid-1990s.

Then finished teaching career at Cadillac Junior High just running to school.

Varsity cross country coach at Cadillac High for 27 years (1977-2003). Distance coach for varsity track (1977-1986). Junior head track coach (1994 – 2003).

Inducted into Michigan Interscholastic Track and Cross Country Association 2015

Competed 7 years as canoe racer. 2 top ten finishes in National Marathon Canoe Championships 1989 , 1990 .

Finished 15 triathlons winning 2, cross country ski raced for 7 years, and raced on snowshoes for 20 years.

Member of Michigan adidas Racing team 1982-87.

Editor of Michigan Runner 1986-1999.

Ran in 28 states and 10 foreign countries.

Farthest north - above Arctic Circle

Farthest south – Ecuador

Highest elevation – 13,000 feet on Everest Trail in Nepal.

Coldest run minus 32 degrees F.

Encountered 2 bears. Both ran away.

Bitten by dogs on 3 occasions.