Forty-Four in a Row — PMC-Widener Alumni Neil Weygandt Notches Another Boston Marathon

April 19, 2010

Neil Weygandt, the long distance running iron man who ran his first Boston Marathon when he was a junior at Widener predecessor PMC Colleges in 1967, has completed the landmark race for a record 44th consecutive year.

He finished the 26.2 mile course on Monday in 5 hours, 19 minutes and 8 seconds, according to the Boston Athletic Association web site.  Weygandt continues to hold the record for most consecutive races.   In total, he has now run 1,153 miles in the Boston Marathon.

The Boston Globe quoted him in an article about the growth of the race.  When Weygandt first ran, there were 741 participants  (he finished 88th, running the race in two hours, 47 minutes and 11 seconds).  On Monday, there were 25,000 participants, and he finished 21,843.

But none of those who finished ahead of him Monday can say they did it 44 times in a row.  Congratulations, Neil, on a remarkable accomplishment.

— Sam Starnes, Editor


One comment

  1. And – he’s done it again! 45 in a row!

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