Sunday, April 18, 2010

Martin Duffy: The End of an Unintended 40-Year Boston Streak

After answering the starting gun and finishing the Boston Marathon for 40 consecutive years, the ravages of cancer and its treatment have forced QCC member Martin Duffy of Belmont, MA to retire his streak. Though he will not be crossing the finish line in person, his wife, Rusty, will running his number in on the final leg of a relay. In tribute, fellow QCC members will be running this race in his honor and his accomplishments will continue to be recognized on the QCC Retired Listing. Read more ...

S. Mark Courtney Aims For 5th Decade Sub-3 Marathon

by Amby Burfoot
Mark and I have had a hard time connecting, apparently because he's very busy with a race-timing company, Run High, that he and his wife own. In fact, they did much of the work behind the 28,215 Boston Marathon timing chips that will be used in the race. "We printed the stickers, domed them with an epoxy for a 3D look, placed them in the chips, and individually scanned and bagged them for Boston to pack in the pre-race envelopes," Courtney says. Continued ...
S. Mark Courtney Wins the 50+ Division
of the 2006 Boston Marathon

Boston's Fastest Streaker

Pennsylvania's S. Mark Courtney returns for Boston #31 in 2010

By Sabrina Grotewold

As featured in the May 2010 issue of Running Times Magazine

his average finishing time for all 30 Bostons is 2:47:08, with a course PR of 2:31:58, run in 1986." Full article.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Road to Boston

THE ROAD TO BOSTON is a Chicago-based training program and running camp. The Coach and program director, Mark Buciak, has completed the last 30 consecutive Boston Marathons with a PB of 2:30:25, making him the only Illinois member of Boston’s elite “Quarter Century Club” (QCC). For more info, click on