Crossing the United States of America One Step at a Time.
Categorizing, ordering, and organizing a compilation of transcontinental U.S. crossings is almost as challenging as crossing the country itself.
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Crossing Order Individual Person Mult Cross Male/ Female Journey Key Ordered Type First Last M/F City State Country Nationality Type YEAR Start Date (Local Time) End Date (Local Time) Elapsed Time (Time Zone Adjusted) Unique Calendar Days Listed Days DISTANCE MPD Time birthday Start Age End Age AGE Start City Start State End City End State Coast to Coast Additional Information
1 Person 1 Crossing 1 Male 1 1 JSWs 1 Edward Payson Weston M New York City NY USA American[1] JSWs[2] 1909 3/15/09 4:15 PM[3] 7/14/09 11:15 PM[4] 121.42 122.00 105.00 [5] 3,895.00 [6] 32.08 03/15/1839 70.00 70.33 70[7] New York City[8] NY San Francisco CA No [9]
2 Person 2 Crossing 1 Male 2 2 JSWu 1 Paul Lange M Atlantic City NJ USA German JSWu 1909 9/14/09 12/22/09 100.13 100.00 100.00 3,000.00 29.96 09/xx/1863[10] 47 Atlantic City[11] NJ Oakland[12] CA No
3 Person 1 Crossing 2 Male 1 3 JSWs 2 Edward Payson Weston M New York City NY USA American[13] JSWs[14] 1910 2/1/10 4:00 PM[15] 5/2/10 3:10 PM[16] 89.84 91.00 76.95 [17] 3,611.00 [18] 40.19 03/15/1839 70.88 71.13 71 Santa Monica CA New York City[19] NY No [20]
4 Person 3 Crossing 1 Male 3 4 JSWu 2 Jack Eldredge M Camden NJ USA American JSWu 1910 3/15/10 10:00 AM[21] 6/20/10[22] 97.71 98.00 77.00 [23] 4,000.00 [24] 40.94 xx/xx/1885[25] 25[26] Boston MA San Francisco CA No $2,000 from Boston Athletic Club for lowering Weston's mark
5 Person 2 Crossing 2 Male 2 5 JSWu 3 Paul Lange M Philadelphia PA USA German JSWu[27] 1910 3/23/10 6/7/10 76.88 77.00 68.00 [28] 3,400.00 [29] 44.23 09/xx/1863[30] 48 Santa Monica CA New York City NY MY From NY Times article
6 Person 4 Crossing 1 Male 4 6 JSWs 3 John Ennis M Stamford CT USA Irish JSWs 1910[31] 5/23/10 9:00 AM 8/24/10 2:00 PM 93.33 94.00 80.21 [32] 3,895.00 [33] 41.73 06/04/1842 67.97 68.23 68[34] New York City[35] NY San Francisco[36] CA Yes
7 Person 5 Crossing 1 Male 5 ITFRI1 Race 1 Andrew Payne[37] M Foyil[38] OK USA Cherokee Indian Race 1928[39] 3/4/28 3:04 PM[40] 5/26/28[41] 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 [42] 41.61 573:04:34[43] 11/16/1907 20.30 20.53 20[44] Los Angeles[45] CA NYC[46] NY No $25,000 Race #43[47]
8 Person 6 Crossing 1 Male 6 ITFRI2 Race 2 John Salo[48] M Passaic NJ USA American[49] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 588:40:13 01/01/1893[50] 35.17 35.40 35 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $10,000 Race #107
9 Person 7 Crossing 1 Male 7 ITFRI3 Race 3 Phillip Granville M Hamilton Ontario Canada Jamaican[51] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 614:42:30 32 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $5,000 Race #84; "huge" (6 feet tall)
10 Person 8 Crossing 1 Male 8 ITFRI4 Race 4 Mike Joyce M Cleveland OH USA Irish Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 636:43:03 34 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $2,500
11 Person 9 Crossing 1 Male 9 ITFRI5 Race 5 Guisto Umek M Trieste Friuli-Venezia Giulia Italy Italian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 641:27:16   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
12 Person 10 Crossing 1 Male 10 ITFRI6 Race 6 H. William Kerr M Minneapolis MN USA American[52] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 641:37:47   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
13 Person 11 Crossing 1 Male 11 ITFRI7 Race 7 Louis J. Perella M Albany[53] NY USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 658:45:42   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
14 Person 12 Crossing 1 Male 12 ITFRI8 Race 8 Edward Gardner M Los Angeles[54] CA USA American[55] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 659:56:47 12/xx/1897[56] 30[57] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
15 Person 13 Crossing 1 Male 13 ITFRI9 Race 9 Frank R. Von Flue M Kerman CA USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 661:31:49 25[58] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
16 Person 14 Crossing 1 Male 14 ITFRI10 Race 10 John Cronik[59] M Saskatoon Saskatchewan Canada Canadian[60] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 666:42:38 24 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No $1,000
17 Person 15 Crossing 1 Male 15 ITFRI11 Race 11 Harry Abramowitz (Abrams) M New York City[61] NY USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 679:41:16 21[62] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
18 Person 16 Crossing 1 Male 16 ITFRI12 Race 12 Roy McMurtry M Indianopolis[63] IN USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 705:42:52 32 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No One armed
19 Person 17 Crossing 1 Male 17 ITFRI13 Race 13 James A. Pollard M Reno NV USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 [64] 26 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
20 Person 18 Crossing 1 Male 18 ITFRI14 Race 14 August Scherrer M Uster[65] ZŸrich Switzerland Swiss Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 699:08:07   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
21 Person 19 Crossing 1 Male 19 ITFRI15 Race 15 Seth Gonzales M Denver CO USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 712:01:27   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
22 Person 20 Crossing 1 Male 20 ITFRI16 Race 16 Allen[66] Currier M Rogue River OR USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 703:20:28 21 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
23 Person 21 Crossing 1 Male 21 ITFRI17 Race 17 Antonio[67] Constantinoff M Toronto Ontario Canada Russian[68] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 21 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
24 Person 22 Crossing 1 Male 22 ITFRI18 Race 18 Arthur E. Killingsworth M Lomis CA USA American[69] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 34 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
25 Person 23 Crossing 1 Male 23 ITFRI19 Race 19 George M. Rehayn M Daly City CA USA German Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 721:38:49[70] 40 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
26 Person 24 Crossing 1 Male 24 ITFRI20 Race 20 Fred Kamler M Miami Beach FL USA German Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 732:42:14[71]   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
27 Person 25 Crossing 1 Male 25 ITFRI21 Race 21 Paul A. Smith[72] M Gates OR USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 43 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
28 Person 26 Crossing 1 Male 26 ITFRI22 Race 22 George Liebergall M Bellevue Alberta Canada German Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 24[73] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
29 Person 27 Crossing 1 Male 27 ITFRI23 Race 23 Roy T. Sandsberry M Los Angeles CA USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
30 Person 28 Crossing 1 Male 28 ITFRI24 Race 24 John[74] Vierra M Oakland[75] CA USA American[76] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 24 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
31 Person 29 Crossing 1 Male 29 ITFRI25 Race 25 H.S.[77] Norville M Los Angeles CA USA American[78] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 28 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
32 Person 30 Crossing 1 Male 30 ITFRI26 Race 26 William Morady[79] M Newark NJ USA American[80] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 803:47:00 22 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
33 Person 31 Crossing 1 Male 31 ITFRI27 Race 27 Norman Cadeluffi[81] M Pasadena CA USA American[82] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 20 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
34 Person 32 Crossing 1 Male 32 ITFRI28 Race 28 Harry R. Gunn M Los Angeles CA USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 25 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
35 Person 33 Crossing 1 Male 33 ITFRI29 Race 29 Arthur Richman[83] M Brooklyn NY USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
36 Person 34 Crossing 1 Male 34 ITFRI30 Race 30 George Jussick[84] M Detroit MI USA Polish Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 35 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
37 Person 35 Crossing 1 Male 35 ITFRI31 Race 31 Stanley Stevens[85] M Calgary Alberta Canada Canadian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
38 Person 36 Crossing 1 Male 36 ITFRI32 Race 32 Karl L. Larsen M Los Angeles CA USA Danish Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 23 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
39 Person 37 Crossing 1 Male 37 ITFRI33 Race 33 John Stone, Jr. M Marion IN USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
40 Person 38 Crossing 1 Male 38 ITFRI34 Race 34 Teodocio C. Rivera[86] M Minneapolis MN USA Filipino[87] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
41 Person 39 Crossing 1 Male 39 ITFRI35 Race 35 Tobie Joseph[88] Cotton M Los Angeles CA USA[89] American[90] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 03/02/1913 15.01 15.24 15[91] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
42 Person 40 Crossing 1 Male 40 ITFRI36 Race 36 Paul[92] Simpson M Burlington NC USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 23[93] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
43 Person 41 Crossing 1 Male 41 ITFRI37 Race 37 Wynn R. Roberts M Wallace ID USA American[94] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 23 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
44 Person 42 Crossing 1 Male 42 ITFRI38 Race 38 Herbert Hedeman M New York City NY USA Australian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 46[95] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
45 Person 43 Crossing 1 Male 43 ITFRI39 Race 39 Richard J. Thomas M Brooklyn NY USA British[96] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 [97] 21 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
46 Person 44 Crossing 1 Male 44 ITFRI40 Race 40 Guy H. Shields[98] M Los Angeles CA USA American[99] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 36 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
47 Person 45 Crossing 1 Male 45 ITFRI41 Race 41 C.R.[100] Brown M Home Gardens CA USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
48 Person 46 Crossing 1 Male 46 ITFRI42 Race 42 Thomas B. Ellis M Los Angeles CA USA Canadian[101] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 924:06:23   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
49 Person 47 Crossing 1 Male 47 ITFRI43 Race 43 Alfred Middlestate M Baltimore[102] MD USA German Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 28[103] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
50 Person 48 Crossing 1 Male 48 ITFRI44 Race 44 Samuel Richman[104] M New York City NY USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
51 Person 49 Crossing 1 Male 49 ITFRI45 Race 45 Sammy Robinson M Atlantic City NJ USA American[105] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 xx/xx/1896[106] 32 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
52 Person 50 Crossing 1 Male 50 ITFRI46 Race 46 J. Eugene Germain M Montreal Quebec Canada Canadian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No First to sign up for the race.
53 Person 51 Crossing 1 Male 51 ITFRI47 Race 47 John E. Pederson M Spokane WA USA Norwegian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 43 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
54 Person 52 Crossing 1 Male 52 ITFRI48 Race 48 Morris Richman[107] M Mt. Vernon NY USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
55 Person 53 Crossing 1 Male 53 ITFRI49 Race 49 O.B.[108] Harrison M Los Angeles[109] CA USA American[110] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 25 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
56 Person 54 Crossing 1 Male 54 ITFRI50 Race 50 Wildfire Thompson M Berryville AR USA American Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 1000 plus 27 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
57 Person 55 Crossing 1 Male 55 ITFRI51 Race 51 Sydney S. Morris M Los Angeles CA USA American[111] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 43 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
58 Person 56 Crossing 1 Male 56 ITFRI52 Race 52 Ernest A. Cooney M Los Angeles CA USA Canadian[112] Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 23 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
59 Person 57 Crossing 1 Male 57 ITFRI53 Race 53 Juri Lossman M Tallinn -- Estonia Estonian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 02/04/1891 37.08 37.31 37 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No 2nd place in 1920 Olympic Marathon
60 Person 58 Crossing 1 Male 58 ITFRI54 Race 54 Mike Kelly M Goshen IN USA Irish Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 22[113] Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
61 Person 59 Crossing 1 Male 59 ITFRI55 Race 55 Anton Isele M -- -- Austria Austrian Race 1928 3/4/28 3:04 PM 5/26/28 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61   Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
62 Person 6 Crossing 2 Male 6 ITFRII1 Race 56 John Salo[114] M Passaic NJ USA American[115] Race 1929[116] 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 [117] 47.26 21.91481481 01/01/1893 36 New York City NY Los Angeles[118] CA No Time Magazine; $25,000 1st place - never paid
63 Person 60 Crossing 1 Male 60 ITFRII2 Race 57 Peter Gavuzzi[119] M Southampton -- England Italian Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 21.91673611 01/01/1906 23.25 23.46 23 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $10,000.00 - never paid
64 Person 9 Crossing 2 Male 9 ITFRII3 Race 58 Guisto Umek[120] M Trieste -- Italy Italian Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 22.44921296   New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $6,000.00 - never paid
65 Person 48 Crossing 2 Male 48 ITFRII4 Race 59 Samuel Richman[121] M New York City NY USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 23.8121412   New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $2,500.00 - never paid
66 Person 40 Crossing 2 Male 40 ITFRII5 Race 60 Paul[122] Simpson[123] M Burlington NC USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 24.43811343 24 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $2,500.00 - never paid
67 Person 7 Crossing 2 Male 7 ITFRII6 Race 61 Phillip Granville[124] M Hamilton Ontario Canada Jamaican Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 25.7877662 33 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $2,250.00 - never paid
68 Person 61 Crossing 1 Male 61 ITFRII7 Race 62 Mike B. McNamara[125] M New York City NY USA Australian Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 26.15657407 xx/xx/1891[126] 38 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $2,000.00 - never paid
69 Person 42 Crossing 2 Male 42 ITFRII8 Race 63 Herbert Hedeman[127] M New York City NY USA Australian Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 26.30819444 47[128] New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $1,750.00 - never paid
70 Person 15 Crossing 2 Male 15 ITFRII9 Race 64 Harry Abramowitz (Abrams)[129] M New York City NY USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 26.44884259 22 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $1,500.00 - never paid
71 Person 8 Crossing 2 Male 8 ITFRII10 Race 65 Mike Joyce M Cleveland OH USA Irish Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 28.71032407 35 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $1,250.00 - never paid
72 Person 44 Crossing 2 Male 44 ITFRII11 Race 66 Guy H. Shields[130] M Los Angeles CA USA American[131] Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 29.09547454 37 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $1,000.00 - never paid
73 Person 62 Crossing 1 Male 62 ITFRII12 Race 67 Elwin Harbine M Santa Rosa CA USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 30.33074074   New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $900.00 - never paid
74 Person 63 Crossing 1 Male 63 ITFRII13 Race 68 Elmer Cowley M Clifton NJ USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 30.91697917 02/13/1906[132] 23.13 23.34 23 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $850.00 - never paid
75 Person 53 Crossing 2 Male 53 ITFRII14 Race 69 O.B.[133] Harrison[134] M Los Angeles[135] CA USA American[136] Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 31.18114583 26 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $800.00 - never paid
76 Person 64 Crossing 1 Male 64 ITFRII15 Race 70 Joseph Spangler[137] M New York City NY USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 31.49946759 xx/xx/1908 21[138] New York City NY Los Angeles CA No $700 - never paid [139]
77 Person 23 Crossing 2 Male 23 ITFRII16 Race 71 George M. Rehayn[140] M Daly City CA USA German Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 31.87560185 41 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No
78 Person 65 Crossing 1 Male 65 ITFRII17 Race 72 Charles Eskins M Elyria OH USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 32.6644213 3/15/1887 42.05 42.26 42[141] New York City NY Los Angeles CA No
79 Person 52 Crossing 2 Male 52 ITFRII18 Race 73 Morris Richman[142] M Mt. Vernon NY USA American Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 35.59318287   New York City NY Los Angeles CA No
80 Person 34 Crossing 2 Male 34 ITFRII19 Race 74 George Jussick[143] M Detroit MI USA Polish Race 1929 3/31/29 2:00 PM 6/17/29 77.54 79.00 79.00 3,665.00 47.26 36.75528935 36 New York City NY Los Angeles CA No
81 Person 66 Crossing 1 Male 66 7 JSWs 4 Abraham Lincoln Monteverde M Morristown[144] NJ USA American[145] JSWs[146] 1929 5/6/29 7:20 AM 7/24/29 7:10 PM[147] 79.62 80.00 79.42 [148] 3,415.00 [149] 42.89 12/22/1869[150] 59.37 59.59 59 New York City[151] NY San Francisco[152] CA No bookbinder, 60-yr old; parents Italian[153]
82 Person 67 Crossing 1 Male 67 8 JX 1 Pete McDonald M Phoenix AZ USA American JX 1957 6/28/57 10/29/57 123.13 124.00 124.00 [154] 3,200.00 [155] 25.99 37 New York City NY Los Angeles CA MY $1,500 fee; walked on stilts[156]
83 Person 68 Crossing 1 Male 68 9 JDWs 1 Patrick Moloney[157] M Limerick Munster Ireland British JDWs[158] 1960 4/12/60 6/17/60 9:58 AM 66.29 67.00 66.18 [159] 3,022.00 [160] 45.59 34 San Francisco[161] CA New York City[162] NY No maintained 4.5mph; finished at 9:58am[163]
84 Person 69 Crossing 1 Male 69 10 JDWs 2 Mervyn Evans M Trefriw Conwy Wales British JDWs[164] 1960 4/12/60 6/17/60 9:58 AM 66.29 67.00 66.18 [165] 3,022.00 45.59 33 San Francisco CA New York City[166] NY No
85 Person 70 Crossing 1 Female 1 11 JSWs 5 Barbara Moore F -- -- England British, born Russia JSWs[167] 1960 4/13/60 7/7/60 11:24 AM[168] 85.35 86.00 85.00 3,387.00 39.68 12/22/1903 56.31 56.54 56 San Francisco[169] CA New York City[170] NY No Car ride 5.5 miles - made up mileage in Central Park[171]
86 Person 71 Crossing 1 Male 70 12 JSRu 1 Don[172] Shepherd M Johannesburg Gauteng South Africa South African JSRu 1964 5/12/64 10:45 AM 7/24/64 7:05 PM 73.22 74.00 73.35 [173] 3,200.00 43.70 [174] 48[175] Los Angeles[176] CA New York City[177] NY No My Run Across the United States, 187p, 1970, ISBN 0911520155.
87 Person 72 Crossing 1 Male 71 13 JSRs 1 Bruce Tulloh M Cambridge -- England British JSRs[178] 1969 4/21/69 10:00 AM 6/25/69 11:50 AM 64.91 66.00 64.91 [179] 2,876.00 44.31 09/29/1935 33.56 33.74 33 Los Angeles[180] CA New York City[181] NY No Four Million Footsteps, 175p, 1970, ISBN 0720704065.
88 Person 73 Crossing 1 Male 72 14 JSRs 2 Helmut Schieke M 32049 Herford North Rhine-Westphalia Germany German JSRs[182] 1971 4/27/71 12:00 AM 6/25/71 1:20 PM 59.43 60.00 59.43 [183] 2,982.58 [184] 50.19 06/28/1939 31.83 32.00 32 Los Angeles[185] CA New York City NY No European champions of trans America solo run 1971[186]
89 Person 74 Crossing 1 Male 73 15 JDRs 1 Joel Ahlstrom M Jackson[187] MI USA American JDRs[188] 1971 5/31/71 9/16/71 107.88 109.00 94.00 [189] 2,958.00 [190] 27.42 25 Long Beach CA Long Beach NY Yes
90 Person 75 Crossing 1 Male 74 16 JDRs 2 Tony Ahlstrom M Jackson[191] MI USA American JDRs 1971 5/31/71 9/16/71 107.88 109.00 94.00 2,958.00 27.42 22 Long Beach CA Long Beach NY Yes
91 Person 76 Crossing 1 Male 75 17 JSRs 3 Marvin Swigart M Rembrandt IA USA American JSRs[192] 1971 8/19/71 10/19/71 2:02 PM 61.46 62.00 62.71 [193] 3,266.00 53.14 31 San Francisco CA New York City[194] NY No Heart patient
92 Person 77 Crossing 1 Male 76 18 JSRs 4 John Ball M East London -- South Africa South African JSRs[195] 1972 3/5/72 4/28/72 53.88 55.00 53.97 [196] 2,903.00 [197] 53.88 [198] 45 Los Angeles[199] CA New York City NY No
93 Person 78 Crossing 1 Male 77 19 JSW 1 John Lees M London[200] -- England British JSW 1972 4/13/72 6/6/72 53.83 55.00 53.51 [201] 2,876.00 53.42 [202] 02/23/1945[203] 27.14 27.29 27[204] Los Angeles[205] CA New York City[206] NY No
94 Person 79 Crossing 1 Male 78 20 JSRs 5 E. Gordon Brooks M Lima OH USA American JSRs[207] 1974 6/21/74[208] 8/13/74 53.08 54.00 53.32 [209] 2,876.00 [210] 54.18 28 New York City[211] NY Los Angeles CA No
95 Person 74 Crossing 2 Male 73 21 JDRs 3 Joel Ahlstrom M Minneapolis MN USA American JDRs[212] 1976 4/22/76 7/1/76 69.83 71.00 58.00 [213] 2,957.00 42.34 30 San Francisco CA Washington[214] DC No
96 Person 75 Crossing 2 Male 74 22 JDRs 4 Tony Ahlstrom M Chicago IL USA American JDRs 1976 4/22/76 7/1/76 69.83 71.00 58.00 2,957.00 42.34 27 San Francisco CA Washington DC No
97 Person 80 Crossing 1 Male 79 23 JDRs 5 Dick[215] Gregory M Atlanta GA USA American[216] JDRs[217] 1976 4/21/76 7/4/76 73.83 75.00 71.00 3,550.00 [218] 48.08 10/12/1932 43.53 43.73 43 Los Angeles CA New York City[219] NY No "Dick Gregory Bicentennial Run Against Hunger in America"; mentions run in Callus on My Soul: A Memoir ISBN 0758202024
98 Person 79 Crossing 2 Male 78 24 JDRs 6 E. Gordon Brooks M Delaware OH USA American JDRs[220] 1976 4/21/76 7/4/76 73.83 75.00 71.00 3,550.00 48.08 30 Los Angeles CA New York City NY No
99 Person 81 Crossing 1 Male 80 25 JSRs 6 Tom McGrath M New York City[221] NY USA Irish JSRs[222] 1977 8/29/77 10:30 AM 10/21/77 52.69 54.00 52.82 3,046.00 [223] 57.81 27 New York City[224] NY San Francisco[225] CA No Owned Irish Marathon Inn
100 Person 82 Crossing 1 Female 2 26 JSRs 7 Mavis Hutchinson F -- -- South Africa South African JSRs[226] 1978 3/11/78 5/20/78 69.83 71.00 69.11 [227] 2,871.00 [228] 41.11 11/24/1924[229] 53.30 53.49 53 Los Angeles[230] CA New York City NY No
101 Person 83 Crossing 1 Male 81 27 JSRu 2 Alan Tardy M Florence MA USA American JSRu[231] 1978 5/22/78 8/5/78 74.88 76.00 76.00 3,400.00 45.41 23 San Francisco[232] CA Northhampton[233] MA No Stayed at same places Dave McGillivray stayed at.
102 Person 84 Crossing 1 Male 82 28 JSRs 8 Dave McGillivray M North Andover MA USA American JSRs[234] 1978 6/11/78 1:10 PM 8/29/78 4:00 PM 78.99 80.00 80.00 3,452.00 [235] 43.70 08/22/1954 23.81 24.02 24 Medford[236] OR Medford[237] MA No http://www.dmsesports.com[238]
103 Person 85 Crossing 1 Male 83 29 JSRs 9 Frank Giannino M Walden NY USA American JSRs 1979 3/1/79 4/30/79 59.83 61.00 60.25 [239] 2,876.00 [240] 48.07 xx/xx/1952 27 Santa Monica[241] CA New York City[242] NY No http://www.shoe-fitter.com/runusa.htm[243]
104 Person 86 Crossing 1 Male 84 30 JSR 1 Bill Chapman M ? ? USA American JSR 1980     - - 95.00   -   ? CA ? MA MY
105 Person 87 Crossing 1 Male 85 31 JSRu 3 Jay Birmingham M Jacksonville FL USA American JSRu 1980 5/19/80 9:00 AM 7/30/80 10:59 AM 71.96 73.00 71.96 [244] 2,950.00 41.00 07/27/1945 34.82 35.01 35 Los Angeles[245] CA New York City[246] NY No
106 Person 88 Crossing 1 Male 86 32 JSRs 10 Stan Cottrell M Tucker[247] GA USA American[248] JSRs[249] 1980 5/16/80 12:00 PM 7/3/80 10:48 AM 48.08 49.00 48.08 [250] 3,103.50 [251] 64.56 xx/xx/1943 37 New York City[252] NY San Francisco[253] CA No http://www.stan-cottrell.com/[254]
107 Person 85 Crossing 2 Male 83 33 JSRs 11 Frank Giannino M Walden NY USA American JSRs 1980 8/30/80[255] 10/18/80 11:00 AM 46.46 50.00 46.36 [256] 3,103.00 66.79 xx/xx/1952 28 San Francisco[257] CA New York City[258] NY No http://www.shoe-fitter.com/runusa.htm[259]
108 Person 89 Crossing 1 Male 87 34 JSRp 1 James E. Shapiro M New York City NY USA American[260] JSRp[261] 1980 7/30/80 9:00 AM[262] 10/17/80 78.50 80.00 80.00 3,026.00 38.55 xx/xx/1946 33 Dillon Beach[263] CA New York City[264] NY No Meditations from the Breakdown Lane, 237p, 1982 ISBN 0394514386, 0395331056 (pbk.).
109 Person 90 Crossing 1 Male 88 35 JSRs 12 Chris Devine M Chicago IL USA American JSRs[265] 1981 2/1/81[266] 4/17/81 74.88 76.00 75.00 2,760.00 36.86 26 Los Angeles CA New York City[267] NY No
110 Person 91 Crossing 1 Male 89 36 JX 2 Bob Wieland M Arcadia CA USA American JX 1982-86 9/8/82 5/14/86 1,343.88 1,345.00 1,345.00 [268] 2,784.10 2.07 36.00 39.50 36 Buena Park[269] CA Washington[270] DC No http://www.fivestarspeakers.com/wieland/[271]
111 Person 92 Crossing 1 Male 90 37 JSRs 13 Tom Knoll M Honolulu HI USA American[272] JSRs[273] 1983 7/13/83 9/15/83 64.13 65.00 64.00 2,944.00 [274] 45.91 51 Washington DC Los Angeles CA No Marine Sargent; Wrote book, Why Not A Million?[275]
112 Person 93 Crossing 1 Female 3 38 JDRs 7 Annabel Marsh F San Francisco CA USA American JDRs[276] 1984 4/14/84 8/21/84 129.08 130.00 130.00 3,261.00 25.26 60.00 61.00 61[277] Boston[278] MA San Francisco CA No http://www.streetschoolart.org/members_marsh.html[279]
113 Person 94 Crossing 1 Female 4 39 JDRs 8 Caroline Merrill F San Francisco CA USA American JDRs 1984 4/14/84 8/21/84 129.08 130.00 130.00 3,261.00 25.26 42 Boston[280] MA San Francisco CA No
114 Person 95 Crossing 1 Male 91 40 JSRs 14 Jeff Keith M Fairfield CT USA American JSRs 1984-85 6/4/84 2/18/85 259.17 260.00 259.00 [281] 3,300.00 12.73 22 Boston MA Los Angeles[282] CA No Right leg amputee; Jeff KeithÕs Run Across America documentary
115 Person 96 Crossing 1 Male 92 41 JSRs 15 Arvind Pandya M Baroda -- India Indian JSRs[283] 1984 8/18/84 12/3/84 106.92 108.00 107.00 3,168.99 [284] 29.64   25 Los Angeles CA New York City NY MY http://www.runtheplanet.com/content.php?page=main&explode=&italia=0&include=pages/refer/rtpbackw.php[285]
116 Person 97 Crossing 1 Male 93 42 JSR 2 Edward Kelley M Huntington Beach CA USA American JSR 1985     - - 64.00 3,025.00 47.27   27 Los Angeles CA Washington DC No
117 Person 98 Crossing 1 Male 94 43 JSWs 6 Jerry Traylor M Parkersburg WV USA American JSWs 1985 2/23/85 10/6/85 224.83 226.00 225.00 [286] 3,528.00 15.69 30 San Francisco[287] CA New York City NY No http://www.jerrytraylor.com/[288]
118 Person 99 Crossing 1 Male 95 LGRFL Race 75 Marvin Skagerberg M New York City NY USA American Race 1985 4/10/85 7/10/85 90.83 92.00 92.00 3,559.00 39.18 647:08:05 03/26/1938 47.04 47.29 47 Anaheim CA New York City[289] NY No
119 Person 100 Crossing 1 Male 96 LGRFL Race 76 Malcolm Campbell M Grantham Hertfordshire England British Race 1985 4/10/85 7/10/85 90.83 92.00 92.00 3,559.00 39.18 647:24:05 50 Anaheim CA New York City[290] NY No
120 Person 101 Crossing 1 Male 97 44 JSRs 16 George Billingsley M Loomis CA USA American JSRs 1990 4/21/90[291] 8/15/90 115.88 117.00 116.00 [292] 3,028.00 26.13   68[293] Jenner CA Tybee Island GA Yes[294]
121 Person 102 Crossing 1 Male 98 45 JSRs 17 Paul Reese M Auburn CA USA American JSRs[295] 1990 4/21/90[296] 8/22/90 10:00 AM 123.29 124.00 124.00 [297] 3,192.60 25.89 04/17/1917 73.01 73.35 73 Jenner CA Hilton Head Island SC Yes[298] Ten Million Steps: The Incredible Journey, 218p 1993 ISBN 1567960146, Ten Million Steps 226p 1998 ISBN 0915297205.[299]
122 Person 103 Crossing 1 Male 99 46 JSR 3 Bill Schultz M Allentown[300] PA USA American JSR 1990 2/21/90 5/26/90 93.83 95.00 95.00 3,000.00 31.97 04/15/1952 37.86 38.11 38 Huntington Beach CA Atlantic City NJ Yes Route 66
123 Person 104 Crossing 1 Male 100 TAFRI1 Race 77 David Warady M Huntington Beach CA USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 521:35:57 12/29/1956 35.48 35.65 35 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/transams.htm
124 Person 105 Crossing 1 Male 101 TAFRI2 Race 78 Milan Milanovich M -- -- Switzerland Swiss Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +5:40:24   32 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.warady.com
125 Person 106 Crossing 1 Male 102 TAFRI3 Race 79 Tom Rogozinski M Pittsburgh PA USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +7:12:57   24 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
126 Person 107 Crossing 1 Male 103 TAFRI4 Race 80 Richard Westbrook M Jonesboro GA USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +15:57:07   45 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
127 Person 108 Crossing 1 Male 104 TAFRI5 Race 81 Emile Laharrague M -- -- France French Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +21 :02:06   45 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
128 Person 97 Crossing 2 Male 93 TAFRI6 Race 82 Edward Kelley M Huntington Beach CA USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +23:33:48   34 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
129 Person 73 Crossing 2 Male 72 TAFRI7 Race 83 Helmut Schieke M 32049 Herford -- Germany German Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +41:29:43 06/28/1939 52.98 53.16 53 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
130 Person 109 Crossing 1 Male 105 TAFRI8 Race 84 Peter Hodson M -- -- England British Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +54:14:45   37 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
131 Person 110 Crossing 1 Male 106 TAFRI9 Race 85 Stefan Schlett M 63801 Kleinostheim -- Germany German Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +97:52:25 01/31/1962 30.39 30.56 30 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
132 Person 111 Crossing 1 Male 107 TAFRI10 Race 86 Marty Sprengelmeyer M Davenport IA USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +103:51:18   46 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
133 Person 112 Crossing 1 Male 108 TAFRI11 Race 87 John Wallis M Ludington MI USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +131:38:40   55 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
134 Person 113 Crossing 1 Male 109 TAFRI12 Race 88 John Surdyk M Cicero IL USA American Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +172:00:28   36 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
135 Person 114 Crossing 1 Male 110 TAFRI13 Race 89 Serge Debladis M -- -- France French Race 1992 6/20/92 6:27 AM 8/22/92 62.61 64.00 64.00 2,935.80 46.89 +181:59:18   44 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
136 Person 115 Crossing 1 Male 111 TAFRII1 Race 90 Ray[301] Bell M Hudson FL USA American Race 1993[302] 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 486:41:08   46 Huntington Beach CA NYC[303] NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/transams.htm
137 Person 116 Crossing 1 Male 112 TAFRII2 Race 91 Patrick Farmer M Campbelltown New South Wales Australia Australian Race 1993 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 +15:49:15   31 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
138 Person 117 Crossing 1 Female 5 TAFRII3 Race 92 Lorna Michael[304] F Wausau WI USA American Race 1993 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 586:15:07[305]   34 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
139 Person 97 Crossing 3 Male 93 TAFRII4 Race 93 Edward Kelley M Huntington Beach CA USA American Race 1993 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 +121:22:02   35 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
140 Person 118 Crossing 1 Male 113 TAFRII5 Race 94 Tomoya Takaishi M -- -- Japan Japanese Race 1993 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 +149:29:38   51 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
141 Person 119 Crossing 1 Male 114 TAFRII6 Race 95 Rudiger Dittmann M -- -- Germany German Race 1993 6/19/93 8/21/93 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,912.35 46.32 +203:49:55   32 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
142 Person 120 Crossing 1 Male 115 TAFRIII1 Race 96 Istvan Sipos M Hidvero -- Hungary Hungarian Race 1994[306] 6/18/94 8/20/94 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,925.70 46.53 517:43:02[307]   35 Huntington Beach CA NYC[308] NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/transams.htm
143 Person 121 Crossing 1 Male 116 TAFRIII2 Race 97 Dante Ciolfi M Taos NM USA American[309] Race 1994 6/18/94 8/20/94 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,925.70 46.53 +45:28:02 03/18/1955 39.26 39.43 39 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.worldwidebusiness.com/aboutus.php
144 Person 122 Crossing 1 Male 117 TAFRIII3 Race 98 Michiyoshi Kaiho M -- Kanagawa Japan Japanese Race 1994 6/18/94 8/20/94 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,925.70 46.53 +69:19:00   50 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
145 Person 123 Crossing 1 Male 118 TAFRIII4 Race 99 Motohiko Sato M Tsu-City -- Japan Japanese Race 1994 6/18/94 8/20/94 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,925.70 46.53 +78:55:20   29 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
146 Person 124 Crossing 1 Male 119 TAFRIII5 Race 100 Kawika[310] Spaulding M Honaunau HI USA American Race 1994 6/18/94 8/20/94 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,925.70 46.53 +81:05:22   40 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
147 Person 125 Crossing 1 Male 120 TAFRIV1 Race 101 Dusan Mravlje M 4290 Tržič -- Slovenia Slovenian Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 427:59:00[311] 02/13/1953 42.34 42.51 42 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/transams.htm
148 Person 115 Crossing 2 Male 111 TAFRIV2 Race 102 Ray Bell M Hudson FL USA American Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +16:50:31   47 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
149 Person 126 Crossing 1 Male 121 TAFRIV3 Race 103 David Horton M Lynchburg VA USA American Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 449:26:51[312] 02/28/1950 45.30 45.47 45 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.extremeultrarunning.com[313]
150 Person 116 Crossing 2 Male 112 TAFRIV4 Race 104 Patrick Farmer M Campbelltown[314] New South Wales Australia Australian Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +33:14:50   32[315] Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
151 Person 127 Crossing 1 Male 122 TAFRIV5 Race 105 Nobolaki Koyago M -- -- Japan Japanese Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +34:25:58   38 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
152 Person 128 Crossing 1 Male 123 TAFRIV6 Race 106 Manfred Leismann M 42799 Leichlingen North Rhine-Westphalia Germany German Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +53:32:18 01/26/1947 48.39 48.56 48 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
153 Person 129 Crossing 1 Male 124 TAFRIV7 Race 107 Jun Onoki M -- -- Japan Japanese Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +89:07:04   40 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
154 Person 130 Crossing 1 Female 6 TAFRIV8 Race 108 Eiko Endo F -- -- Japan Japanese Race 1995 6/17/95 12:00 AM 8/19/95 12:00 AM 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 551:45:01[316]   45 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
155 Person 122 Crossing 2 Male 117 TAFRIV9 Race 109 Michiyoshi Kaiho M -- -- Japan Japanese Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +141:54:26   51 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
156 Person 131 Crossing 1 Male 125 TAFRIV10 Race 110 Donald Charles Winkley M Corpus Christi TX USA American Race 1995 6/17/95 8/19/95 62.88 64.00 64.00 2,906.05 46.22 +307:37:43 04/09/1938 57.19 57.36 57 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
157 Person 97 Crossing 4 Male 93 47 JSRs 18 Edward Kelley M Huntington Beach[317] CA USA American JSRs[318] 1995 6/17/95[319] 9/10/95 84.88 86.00 85.00 2,930.00 34.52   38[320] Los Angeles CA NYC NY MY
158 Person 132 Crossing 1 Male 126 48 JSWu 4 Gary Hause M Olcott NY USA American JSWu 1996-97 12/16/96 3/12/97 86.13 87.00 87.00 2,473.00 28.71 03/12/1957 39.77 40.00 40 Jacksonville[321] FL San Diego CA No http://www.walkingman.org
159 Person 133 Crossing 1 Male 127 49 JSRs 19 Serge Girard M 76 110 BrŽautŽ -- France French JSRs 1997 8/7/97 5:33 AM 9/29/97 7:57 AM[322] 52.98 54.00 52.98 [323] 2,856.44 [324] 53.92 10/25/1953 43.79 43.93 43 Los Angeles CA NYC NY MY http://www.sergegirard.com/
160 Person 134 Crossing 1 Male 128 50 JSRs 20 Jesse Riley M Key West[325] FL USA American JSRs[326] 1997     - - 71.00 2,906.00 40.93 06/28/1963 35 Los Angeles CA NYC NY MY [327]
161 Person 135 Crossing 1 Male 129 51 JSRu 4 Brian Stark M Nashville IN USA American JSRu 1998 3/8/98 10:00 AM 10/31/98 12:00 PM 237.21 238.00 238.00 4,800.00 20.24 02/18/1972 26.05 26.70 26 Cape Henlopen[328] DE Limantour Beach[329] CA Yes http://www.gettingtothepoint.net[330]
162 Person 136 Crossing 1 Male 130 52 JSRs 21 Randy Ellis M Sapulpa[331] OK USA American JSRs[332] 1998 3/28/98 6/13/98 76.83 [333] 78.00 77.00 2,914.00 37.93   46 Santa Monica[334] CA Myrtle Beach[335] SC Yes Wrote book, Running With Payne, 2005.
163 Person 137 Crossing 1 Male 131 53 JSRs 22 Nick Baldock M Hertfordshire -- England British JSRs[336] 1999 5/1/99 4:45 PM 9/11/99 132.18 134.00 132.00 2,851.00 21.57   43 Dillon Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.runningacrossamerica.com/[337]
164 Person 138 Crossing 1 Male 132 54 JSWs 7 Alan Firth M King NC USA American JSWs 2000 5/6/00 9/1/00 117.88 119.00 119.00 3,000.00 25.45   63 Huntington Beach CA NYC[338] NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/Alan.htm
165 Person 139 Crossing 1 Male 133 55 JSRs 23 Stu Mittleman M La Jolla CA USA American JSRs 2000 5/1/00 6/26/00 10:30 AM 56.31 57.00 57.00 2,927.20 [339] 51.98   49 Solana Beach CA NYC[340] NY No http://www.journeyacrossamerica.com/[341]
166 Person 140 Crossing 1 Male 134 56 JSRs 24 Jim McCord M Ft. Thomas KY USA American JSRs 2002 5/1/02 11/1/02 183.92 185.00 184.00 2,940.00 15.99   45 San Diego CA Washington DC No
167 Person 141 Crossing 1 Male 135 RAAI1 Race 111 Martin Wagen M CH-4104 Oberwil BL Basel-Landschaft Switzerland Swiss Race 2002[342] 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 514:45:05[343] 10/09/1969 32.69 32.88 32 Huntington Beach CA NYC[344] NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2002.com/race.htm
168 Person 142 Crossing 1 Male 136 RAAI2 Race 112 Shoji Nishi M Nagoya Aichi Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 574:45:12 01/20/1948 54.40 54.60 54 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
169 Person 143 Crossing 1 Male 137 RAAI3 Race 113 Yuji Takeishi M Kawasaki Kanagawa Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 613:33:33 10/02/1945 56.70 56.90 56 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
170 Person 144 Crossing 1 Male 138 RAAI4 Race 114 Nobuyuki Shimojima M Tachikawa Tokyo Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 631:28:11 10/15/1945 56.67 56.86 56 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
171 Person 145 Crossing 1 Female 7 RAAI5 Race 115 Kazuko Kaihata F Kurashiki Okayama Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 643:37:09 06/27/1953 48.97 49.16 49 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
172 Person 146 Crossing 1 Male 139 RAAI6 Race 116 Makoto Koshita M Nagoya Aichi Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 679:31:04 08/04/1952 49.87 50.06 50 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
173 Person 147 Crossing 1 Male 140 RAAI7 Race 117 Yasuo Kanai M Tsurumi Yokohama Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 709:06:35 04/22/1939 63.15 63.34 63 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
174 Person 148 Crossing 1 Female 8 RAAI8 Race 118 Mariko Sakamoto F Sakai Osaka Japan Japanese Race 2002 6/15/02 8:00 AM 8/24/02 69.54 71.00 71.00 3,084.95 44.36 773:47:10 06/05/1947 55.03 55.22 55[345] Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
175 Person 149 Crossing 1 Male 141 57 JSRs 25 Bob Alessio      M Stow MA USA American[346] JSRs[347] 2002-03 4/23/02 3/20/03 330.92 332.00 263.00 5,282.00 [348] 15.96   57 Los Angeles CA Boston MA No http://www.runacrossamerica.com/
176 Person 150 Crossing 1 Male 142 58 JDRu 1 Dave Bronfenbrenner M West Hazelton PA USA American JDRu 2003 2/24/03 8/2/03 159.08 160.00 162.00 3,151.00 19.81 07/03/1978 24.65 25.08 25 Sea Bright NJ Florence OR Yes http://www.runtheusa.com
177 Person 151 Crossing 1 Male 143 59 JDRu 2 Scott Sehon M Philadelphia PA USA American JDRu 2003 2/24/03 8/2/03 159.08 160.00 162.00 3,151.00 19.81 08/01/1977 25.57 26.00 26 Sea Bright NJ Florence OR Yes http://www.runtheusa.com
178 Person 152 Crossing 1 Male 144 60 JSRs 26 Reza K. Baluchi M -- -- Iran Iranian JSRs[349] 2003 5/11/03 9/11/03 122.88 124.00 124.00 3,720.00 30.27   30 Los Angeles[350] CA NYC[351] NY No http://run4peace.com/
179 Person 153 Crossing 1 Male 145 61 JSRu 5 Lansing Brewer M Camden SC USA American JSRu[352] 2003-04 10/23/03 1/18/04 86.83 88.00 87.00 3,241.00 [353] 37.32 10/11/1946 57.03 57.27 57 El Centro CA Camden[354] SC No http://www.geocities.com/lansingbrewer
180 Person 154 Crossing 1 Male 146 62 JSWs 8 Admiral Dewey Sanders M Walton KY USA American JSWs 2004 2/10/04 7/4/04 145.08 146.00 146.00 3,355.00 23.12 67 Virginia Beach VA San Francisco CA Yes
181 Person 155 Crossing 1 Male 147 63 JSRu 6 Rune Larsson M TrollhŠttan -- Sweden Swedish JSRu 2004 4/21/04 7/11/04 80.88 82.00 82.00 3,088.21 [355] 38.19 05/11/1956 47.95 48.17 48 San Diego[356] CA Sandy Hook[357] NJ Yes http://www.loparlarsson.se/How%20run%20a%20continent.htm
182 Person 156 Crossing 1 Male 148 64 JSRp 2 Matthew Chico M Silver Spring MD USA American JSRp[358] 2004 6/3/04 10/30/04 149.13 150.00 149.00 3,942.00 [359] 26.43   37 Washington DC SF CA No http://www.crosstheusa.org
183 Person 157 Crossing 1 Male 149 65 JSRs 27 Jason Gross M Washington DC USA American JSRs[360] 2004 7/4/04 12/11/04 160.17 161.00 161.00 3,150.00 19.67 05/20/1976 28.13 28.56 28 New York City[361] NY LA[362] CA No http://www.diabetesrun.com
184 Person 158 Crossing 1 Male 150 RAAII1 Race 119 Bob Brown M Truro[363] Cornwall England British[364] Race[365] 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 [366] 44.33 510:47:24 04/22/1969 35.14 35.33 35 Huntington Beach CA NYC[367] NY No http://www.runacrossamerica2004.com/
185 Person 159 Crossing 1 Male 151 RAAII2 Race 120 Luc Dumont Saint Priest M 21000 Dijon Bourgogne France French Race 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 44.33 573:08:53 10/09/1964 39.68 39.87 39 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
186 Person 160 Crossing 1 Male 152 RAAII3 Race 121 Russell Allison M Norman OK USA American Race 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 44.33 598:21:20 07/05/1964 39.94 40.13 40 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
187 Person 161 Crossing 1 Male 153 RAAII4 Race 122 Kazuhiko Horiguchi M Saitama Kanto Japan Japanese Race 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 44.33 688:43:34 01/31/1968 36.37 36.56 36 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
188 Person 162 Crossing 1 Male 154 RAAII5 Race 123 Olivier Forti M Saint Ouen L'Aumone[368] -- France French Race 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 44.33 708:46:42   32 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://perso.orange.fr/courstoujours/Transamerica.htm
189 Person 163 Crossing 1 Male 155 RAAII6 Race 124 Takasumi Senoo M Yokohama Kanagawa Japan Japanese Race 2004 6/12/04 9:00 AM 8/21/04 69.50 71.00 71.00 3,080.80 44.33 813:43:39 01/23/1983 21.39 21.58 21 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No
190 Person 164 Crossing 1 Male 156 66 JSHu 1 Andrew Skurka M Seekonk MA USA American JSHu 2004-05 8/6/04 7/10/05 338.13 339.00 339.00 7,778.00 23.00 03/25/1981 23.37 24.30 24 Cape Gaspe QUE Cape Alava WA No http://www.andrewskurka.com/C2C/index.php
191 Person 165 Crossing 1 Male 157 67 JSRu 7 John H. Wallace, III M Gaithersburg[369] MD USA American JSRu 2004-05 9/26/04 7:16 AM 1/27/05 4:43 PM 123.31 124.00 124.00 3,804.00 30.85 3/17/76 9:14 AM[370] 28.53 28.87 28 Westport WA Tybee Island GA Yes http://www.seejohnrun.com
192 Person 166 Crossing 1 Male 158 68 JSRs 28 Bruce Johnson M Elgin IL USA American JSRs 2005 2/1/05 5/16/05 103.83 105.00 105.00 2,901.00 27.94   47 Oceanside CA Virginia Beach VA Yes http://www.unitedstatesrun.com
193 Person 167 Crossing 1 Male 159 69 JDHu 1 Ken Powers M Pleasanton CA USA American JDHu 2005 2/27/05 6:36 AM 10/15/05 4:30 PM 230.50 231.00 231.00 4,900.00 21.26   60 Cape Henlopen DE Point Reyes CA Yes http://www.gottawalk.com/ADT2005/ADT2005.htm
194 Person 168 Crossing 1 Female 9 70 JDHu 2 Marcia Powers F Pleasanton CA USA American JDHu 2005 2/27/05 6:36 AM 10/15/05 4:30 PM 230.50 231.00 231.00 4,900.00 21.26   56[371] Cape Henlopen DE Point Reyes CA Yes http://www.gottawalk.com/ADT2005/ADT2005.htm
195 Person 169 Crossing 1 Male 160 71 JSWu 5 Eric Latham M Bristol VA USA American JSWu 2005 4/14/05 8:00 AM 11/5/05[372] 204.83 206.00 206.00 3,591.00 17.53 08/26/1981 23.64 24.20 24 Nags Head NC San Francisco CA Yes http://www.walkaboutamerica.com/
196 Person 170 Crossing 1 Male 161 72 JDRu 3 Matt Wyble M Wallace MI USA American JDRu 2005 5/24/05 8/27/05 11:18 AM 95.60 96.00 96.00 3,248.00 33.98 10/30/1985 19.57 19.83 19 Atlantic City NJ Lincoln City OR Yes http://www.runacrosstheusa.com
197 Person 171 Crossing 1 Male 162 73 JDRu 4 Brandon Newlin M Wallace MI USA American JDRu 2005 5/24/05 8/27/05 11:18 AM 95.60 96.00 96.00 3,248.00 33.98 01/25/1986 19.33 19.59 19 Atlantic City NJ Lincoln City OR Yes http://www.runacrosstheusa.com
198 Person 172 Crossing 1 Male 163 74 JSRu 8 Jonathan George Williams M West Hartford CT USA American JSRu 2005 5/7/05 9/9/05 124.88 126.00 126.00 3,243.00 25.97 05/25/1979 25.95 26.30 26 Newport Beach CA Newport RI Yes http://www.runwillyrun.com
199 Person 173 Crossing 1 Male 164 75 JSWu 6 Steve Vaught[373] M Escondido CA USA American JSWu 2005-06 4/10/05 9:00 AM 5/9/06 393.50 395.00 394.00 2,843.00 7.22 08/01/1965 39.69 40.77 40 Oceanside[374] CA NYC NY No http://www.thefatmanwalking.com
200 Person 174 Crossing 1 Male 165 76 JSRu 9 Paul Staso M Missoula MT USA American JSRu 2006 6/23/06 9:30 AM 10/20/06 11:00 AM 118.94 120.00 108.00 [375] 3,260.00 27.41 04/04/1965 41.22 41.55 41 Cannon Beach OR Cape Henlopen[376] DE Yes http://www.pacerun.com
201 Person 175 Crossing 1 Male 166 77 JSRs 29 Christian McEvoy M Fairfield CT USA American JSRs 2006 7/1/06 7:55 AM 12/16/06 3:00 PM 168.21 169.00 169.00 3,400.60 20.22 09/17/1982 23.79 24.25 24 San Francisco CA Narragansett RI Yes http://www.coasttocoastrun.org
202 Person 176 Crossing 1 Male 167 78 JSRs 30 Ryan Dacko M Syracuse NY USA American JSRs 2006 8/15/06 7:30 AM 12/31/06 11:43 PM 138.84 139.00 139.00 3,143.40 22.64 02/23/1978 28.48 28.86 28 Syracuse NY Hollywood CA No http://www.plan9fromsyracuse.com
203 Person 177 Crossing 1 Male 168 79 JSRu 10 Martin Ilott M Windsor Berkshire England British JSRu 2007 3/30/07 7:00 AM 6/10/07 4:30 PM 72.27 73.00 73.00 3,260.00 [377] 45.11 05/14/1964 42.88 43.08 43 Huntington Beach CA NYC NY No http://www.runxusa.info
204 Person 178 Crossing 1 Male 169 80 JSRu 11 Bjorn Suneson M Stockholm -- Sweden Swedish JSRu 2007 6/11/07 11:00 AM 9/14/07 9:00 AM 94.79 96.00 95.00 3,189.00 [378] 33.64 01/04/1948 59.44 59.70 59 Florence[379] OR Virginia Beach VA Yes http://www.suneson.se
205 Person 179 Crossing 1 Male 170 81 JSRs 31 Jackson Williams M Norwich Norfolk England British JSRs 2007 6/13/07 8:30 AM 9/16/07 3:00 PM 95.15 96.00 95.00 3,086.00 32.43 06/19/1981 25.99 26.25 26 Huntington Beach[380] CA NYC[381] NY No http://www.jacksonwilliams.co.uk/profile_usa2007.html
206 Person 180 Crossing 1 Male 171 82 JSRs 32 Eugene Starks Roberts, Sr. M Pikesville MD USA American JSRs 2007-08 7/2/07 2/16/08 228.92 230.00 230.00 2,381.00 10.40 12/14/1945 61.55 62.18 62 Camp Pendleton CA Parris Island SC MY http://www.raafj.com
207 Person 181 Crossing 1 Male 172 83 JSRs 33 Tom Bassano M USA American JSRs 2008 3/3/08 1:00 PM 4/19/08 10:32 AM 46.73 48.00 2,956.00 63.26 37 San Diego CA Flagler Beach FL Yes http://www.runfortheinnocent.com
208 Person 182 Crossing 1 Male 173 84 JTRu 1 Andrew Wahila M Endicott NY USA American JTRu 2008 2/1/08 10:00 AM 5/26/08 12:00 PM 115.21 116.00 116.00 2,788.00 24.20 04/16/1984 23.80 24.11 23 Tybee Island GA La Jolla CA Yes http://www.nationrun.com
209 Person 183 Crossing 1 Male 174 85 JTRu 2 Matthew Durkin M East Greenbush NY USA American JTRu 2008 2/1/08 10:00 AM 5/26/08 12:00 PM 115.21 116.00 116.00 2,788.00 24.20 12/28/1984 23.10 23.41 23 Tybee Island GA La Jolla CA Yes http://www.nationrun.com
210 Person 184 Crossing 1 Male 175 86 JTRu 3 Ken Stannard M East Greenbush NY USA American JTRu 2008 2/1/08 10:00 AM 5/26/08 12:00 PM 115.21 116.00 116.00 2,788.00 24.20 12/04/1984 23.16 23.48 23 Tybee Island GA La Jolla CA Yes http://www.nationrun.com
Blue: Journey Double/Triple 9 (6 start-end together) From Racer Race 124 average 95.85 97.12 97.26 3,284.53 39.95 Average 39.86 40.19 37.0 Coast to Coast Yes 27 13%
Red: Multiple Crossings 24 (23 single,1 double) AR 1 Journey Single Runner JSR 3 median 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,260.00 41.61 Median 38.56 39.46 35.0 Maybe Yes 8 4%
23 have crossed twice; 1 has crossed four times AZ 1 Journey Single Runner Supported JSRs 33 mode 82.25 84.00 84.00 3,422.00 41.61 Mode - - 23.0 No 175 87%
CA 35 Journey Single Runner Supported Partially JSRp 2 max 1,343.88 1,345.00 1,345.00 7,778.00 66.79 Max 73.01 73.35 73.00 210
Male 175 CO 1 Journey Single Runner Unsupported JSRu 11 min 46.46 49.00 46.36 2,381.00 - Min 15.01 15.24 15.00
Female 9 CT 4 Journey Single Hiker Unsupported JSHu 1
Total 184 DC 1 Journey Single Walker JSW 1 Started in one year, ended in another: 8 Total Coast-Coast
FL 5 Journey Single Walker Supported JSWs 8 West to East 161 11
ITFRI International Transcontinental Foot Race I (First) GA 3 Journey Single Walker Unsupported JSWu 6 East to West 49 9
ITFRII International Transcontinental Foot Race II (Second) HI 2 Journey Double Runner Supported JDRs 8 210 20
LGRFL Lou Gehrig Race for Life IA 2 Journey Double Runner Unsupported JDRu 4
TAFRI Trans-America Footrace I (First) ID 1 Journey Double Hiker Unsupported JDHu 2 Start End
TAFRII Trans-America Footrace II (Second) IL 4 Journey Double Walker Supported JDWs 2 CA 157 75% 44 21%
TAFRIII Trans-America Footrace III (Third) IN 4 Journey Triple Runner Unsupported JTRu 3 DC 2 1% 5 2%
TAFRIV Trans-America Footrace IV (Fourth) KY 2 Journey Stilts / Crutches / Hands JX 2 DE 3 1% 1 0%
RAAI Run Across America I (First) MA 4 210 FL 1 0% 1 0%
RAAII Run Across America II (Second) MD 4 Supported 179 GA 3 1% 2 1%
MI 7 Unsupported 27 MA 4 2% 4 2%
MN 3 Researching 4 ME 0 0 0 0%
MT 1 Total 210 NC 1 0% 0 0%
NC 3 NJ 5 2% 2 1%
NH 0 NY 28 13% 138 66%
NJ 8 Run 185 OR 3 1% 4 2%
NM 1 Race 124 RI 0 0% 2 1%
NV 1 Journey 61 SC 0 0% 4 2%
NY 25 Walk 17 VA 1 0% 2 1%
WA 1 0% 1 0%
QUE 1 0% 0 0%
Total 210 100% 210 100%

[1]
born in Providence, RI
[2]
Accompanied by an automobile with all supplies, his trainer, Charles E. Hagen, S.W. Cassells, and the chauffeur.
[3]
From NYT: The start will be made from the New York Post Office Building and the Postmaster will give the word that will send the veteran walker on his 4,300-mile journey promptly at 4:15 o'clock.
[4]
Pacific Time

From NY Times: SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., July 14. -- I arrived at the St. Francis Hotel here, the end of my transcontinental walk of 3,895 miles, at 11:15 o'clock to-night, [2:15 Thursday morning, New York time,] in perfect health, but very hungry. After crossing the bay from Oakland I set foot in San Francisco at 10:50 o'clock.
[5]
104 days and 7 hours, 17 Sundays

"four days and seven hours behind schedule" p.159 Ulra-Marathoning , Osler & Dodd

105 Days, 5 hours, 41 minutes
[6]
upward of 4000 miles
[7]
In 1909, when he was 70 — yes, 70! — Weston trekked over 3,800 miles from New York to San Francisco in 105 days — a personal failure since he didnÕt complete the journey in the 100 days heÕd predicted. The following year, he walked back, this time covering 3,600 miles in 76 days. Some predicted it couldnÕt be done; that a man of his age couldnÕt walk that far in that time. Not only did the great pedestrian prove them wrong, but three years later, he walked 1,800 miles from New York to Minneapolis. He arrived ahead of schedule and in fine shape.
[8]
General Post Office
[9]
Weston, Edward Payson
Weston, Edward Payson (1839-1929), American long-distance walker. He was born in Providence, R.I., on March 15, 1839, and was raised in Boston, where he overcame a sickly childhood by extensive walking. As a young reporter on the New York Herald, he could turn in his night copy faster on foot than others could by horsecar. In 1861 he attracted attention by walking 443 miles (713 km) from Boston to Washington in 208 hours to attend the inauguration of Abraham Lincoln.

Weston began his professional career in 1867, walking 1,326 miles (2,133 km) from Portland, Me., to Chicago in 26 days. He repeated the trip 40 years later, in 1907, bettering the time by 29 hours. He also took part in six-day races, in which he walked and ran a total of 500 miles (805 km) in a week. In 1909 he walked 3,895 miles (6,270 km) from New York to San Francisco in 104 days and 7 hours. In 1910 he walked 3,500 miles (5,635 km) from San Francisco to New York in 76 days and 23 hours. Weston died in Brooklyn, N.Y., on May 13, 1929.

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[10]
Paul B. Lange, b. Germany, Residing Philadelphia, PA
[11]
Left with letter from Mayor F P Stoy, of Atlantic City armed with a small grapevine cane. 9-22-09 Washington Post
[12]
About 17 miles from Pacific Ocean
[13]
born in Providence, RI
[14]
Accompanied by an automobile with attendants presumably like his 1909 crossing, with all supplies, his trainer, Charles E. Hagen, S.W. Cassells, and the chauffeur.
[15]
"left Santa Monica on the morning of February 1, 1910" p. 160 Ultra-Running, Osler & Dodd
[16]
Edward Payson Weston ended his oceanto-ocean tramp at 3:10 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Twelve days ahead of his schedule of ninety days for the transcontinental jaunt Weston shook hands with Mayor Gaynor, who smilingly greeted the seventy-one-year-old pedestrian in the City Hall vestibule, and received from him a letter addressed to the Mayor by Mayor George-Alexander of Los Angeles.
[17]
76?, 12 Sundays

"seventy-six days twenty-two hours and fifty minutes (Sundays exluded), p. 160 Ultra-Marathoning, Osler & Dodd
[18]
3,483?
3,611 miles according to Ultra-Marathoning, p. 160, Osler & Dodd
[19]
NYC Hall
About 20 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[20]
Edward Payson Weston, 75 years old, the veteran pedestrian, told at the Labor Temple, Second Avenue and Fourteenth Street, last night, for the first time in his life, he said, the real reason he never walked on Sundays, and never would. The Labor Temple was packed to the walls, and he was cheered loudly when he said it was because of a promise made many
[21]
The Post-Standard, Syracuse NY, 3/24/1910
[22]
Atlanta Constitution 6-22-1910

6/18/1910 according to The Evening Standard, Ogden City, UT, 12/1/1910
[23]
Subtracts Sundays
[24]
from sergegirard.com: The crew: 2 vehicles " la Luciole " (The Firefly) with his son and his sister in charge of the supply which will cover 24 000 kms, and " la Sangsue" (The Leech) which stays behind Serge.
[25]
Central Park, near Columbus Circle
[26]
25 years old, The Post-Standard, Syracuse, NY 3/24/1910

finished as a 26 year old according to The Daily Press, Sheboygan, WI, 8/14/1910
[27]
Must earn his way. Sells souvenir post cards. Carries no luggage but a canteen and a lantern.
[28]
Subtracted Sundays
[29]
Wanted to average 40mi/day for 85 days
[30]
Paul B. Lange, b. Germany, Residing Philadelphia, PA
[31]
Previously listed as 1890. Can not find any proof of that.

Oakland Tribune, 8-24-1910, states that this is his first and last "cross country tramp".
[32]
80 days, 5 hours

14 Sundays
[33]
Unknown Distance
[34]
48 if he had started in 1890
[35]
Coney Island dip in Atlantic Ocean
[36]
Cliff House dip in Pacific Ocean
[37]
"Andy"; Paine

C.C. Pyle's International Trans-continental Foot Race [International Transcontinental Foot Marathon] [Bunion Derby]; 275 entrants paid $125 each; 199 starters; 55 finishers
[38]
Claremore, OK
[39]
C.C. Pyle's International Trans-continental Foot Race [International Transcontinental Foot Marathon] [Bunion Derby]; 275 entrants paid $125 each; 199 starters; 55 finishers
[40]
3:30 PM
[41]
At 8:19 o'clock last night fifty-five athletes, sunburned and weatherbeaten to a cindery complexion, leaped from the Weehawken ferryboat, completing their 3,485-mile run from Los Angeles to New York on the eighty-fourth day out. (Ny Times 5/27/1928)

Still had 20 miles to run. Finished around 10:30pm ?


Fifty-five men and boys. whites, negroes and a bantam Filipino, emerged tonight from an athletic nightmare, finishing an eighty-four-day run from Los Angeles to New York and 200 laps of an indoor track at the New Garden. Andrew Payne, a high-school boy from Claremore, Okla., said to be only 17 years of age, won the race in 573h. 4m. 34s. of running time and merited the $25,000 first prize which had been offered by C. C. (LA Times 5/27/1928)
[42]
3,422 miles (p. 228 Running Through the Ages by Edward S Sears); 3,423 miles (p. 60 Route 66: Images of America's Main Street by William Kaszynski); 3422.3 miles (http://www.itvs.org/footrace/progress/progress.htm)

3422 miles (NY Times 5/27/1928)

3422.3 miles (Oakland Tribune 5-28-1928)
[43]
Was the brainchild of C.C. (Cash and Carry) Pyle who was already a successful sports promoter when he hit upon the idea of a transcontinental footrace to be contested in a similar manner to the already famous Tour de France bicycle race. Pyle was sure that the race would make him a fortune and he offered a $25000 first prize in order to attract the best athletes in the world. Although it is questionable whether the race did in fact attract the best athletes, it was certainly an international field of 199 runners who toed the starting line at the Ascot Speedway on the outskirts of Los Angeles on March 4 1928, and a motley crew of 55, who finished at Madison Square 84 days later.

Finally, on May 25, after nearly three months of averaging about forty mile a day, fifty-five ragged runners limped off the Weehawken Ferry in sight of the towers of Manhattan. (p. 149-150 Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football by John M Carroll) To wring every dollar he could out of the event, Pyle instisted that the runners circle a small track for tweny {25?} more miles in front of eight hundred paying customers at Madison Square Garden.
[44]
19 on Finisher List

Died 1977
[45]
Ascot Speedway; The racetrack was located along Soto Street from Valley Blvd. to Multnomah St. 90031; 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean
[46]
Madison Square
4 Penn plz, New York, NY
about 23 miles to Atlantic Ocean
[47]
Was the brainchild of C.C. (Cash and Carry) Pyle who was already a successful sports promoter when he hit upon the idea of a transcontinental footrace to be contested in a similar manner to the already famous Tour de France bicycle race. Pyle was sure that the race would make him a fortune and he offered a $25000 first prize in order to attract the best athletes in the world. Although it is questionable whether the race did in fact attract the best athletes, it was certainly an international field of 199 runners who toed the starting line at the Ascot Speedway on the outskirts of Los Angeles on March 4 1928, and a motley crew of 55, who finished at Madison Square 84 days later.

Finally, on May 25, after nearly three months of averaging about forty mile a day, fifty-five ragged runners limped off the Weehawken Ferry in sight of the towers of Manhattan. (p. 149-150 Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football by John M Carroll) To wring every dollar he could out of the event, Pyle instisted that the runners circle a small track for tweny {25?} more miles in front of eight hundred paying customers at Madison Square Garden.
[48]
"Johnny"
[49]
born Finland
[50]
C.C. Pyle's International Trans-continental Foot Race [International Transcontinental Foot Marathon] [Bunion Derby]; 275 entrants paid $125 each; 199 starters; 55 finishers
[51]
African-American
[52]
born in Hartland, WI
[53]
LA, CA
[54]
also Seattle, WA
[55]
born in Birmingham, AL
[56]
born in Birmingham, AL
[57]
28?
[58]
24 in Fall, 1926
[59]
Cronick
[60]
born Emerson, Manitoba
[61]
Bronx
[62]
17 in 11/1924
[63]
Newhall, CA?
[64]
15th place, 5/21/1928
[65]
Arrived 2/5/1928 on North German Lloyd liner Columbus
[66]
Allan D.
[67]
Tony
[68]
born in Siberia
[69]
born in OK
[70]
reported 5/24/1928 and at finish
[71]
Reported 5/24/1928 and at finish
[72]
Mike Kelly, 19 years old started but did he finish?

3-7-1928
Nester (Nestor) Ericksen (Erickson), Finland

Nicholas Quamowahu, Hopi Indian from Oraibi, AZ

Willie Kolehmainen, NY

Guisto (Giusto) Umek, Italian

Arthur Newton, 44, London (Rhodesia, South Africa)

Forced Out:
Paolo Bruno - strained tendon

Others forced out by cramps or sore feet:
A.N. Bender, Waterloo, IA
Chester Whitton, Santa Paula, CA
W.W. Gudie, LA, CA
Mike Fekete, Hungary
Carl Hess Grav, Austria
F. Harvey Jensen, Portland, OR
Paul Salmi, Chicago, IL
Kurt Zimmer, Breslau, Germany
Lauri Pearson, Los Angeles, CA
Orville Harohold, Cleveland, OH
William Claud Clary, Amarillo, TX

3-9-1928
Earl Dilks, Newcastle, PA

3-11-1928
Field reduced by 1/2

4-9-1928
Arne Suominen, Detroit, MI dropped out with pulled tendon
Harry Abramowitz, NY, NY

Used National Highway (NY Times 4-13-1928)

4-18-1928
Andrew Payne, 20, Claremore, OK

4-28-1928
Field reduced to 71; 2086.2 miles; E. St. Louis, IL
Nick Persick, 18, Long Beach, CA dropped out of exhaustion

5-3-1928
Peter Gavuzzi, Southampton, England
John Salo, Passaic, NJ
Olli Wantinnen, NY, NY (Finnish)
Harry Brea (Rea), Long Beach, CA
William Kerry (Kerr), Minneapolis, MN
Andrew Payne, Claremore, OK
Roy McMurtry, (Indianapolis, IN 5-7-28) Newhall, CA
Philip Granville, Hamilton, Ont.
Mike Joyce, Cleveland, OH
Ed Gardner, Seattle, WA
John Cronick, Saskatoon, Sask.
Louis J. Perrella, Albany, NY

5-6-1928
Carl Willberg, NY, NY withdrew
Field reduced to 70

5-7-1928
John Stone, Marion, IN
Field reduced to 65
Dropping out:
Niels Nielson, Chicago, IL
A.G. Barnes, Middlefield, OH
William Meyers, Missoula, MT
David Davies, Sandwich, Ont.
Walter Grafsky, St. Paul, MN

5-9-1928
Mike Kelly, Goshen, IN (59/61 overall; 6th today into his home town)
Harry Sheare, 50, San Francisco, CA (oldest runner in race 5-13-1928)
Field reduced to 61

5-14-1928
Harry Sheare hit by automobile
Field reduced to 55

5-17-1928
Sam Richman, NY, NY

5-18-1928
58/275 athletes remain
Madison Square Garden - finish
Frank von Flue, Kerman, CA

5-21-1928
Paul Simpson, Burlington, SC (39th place)
Seth Gonzales, Denver, CO (17th place)
Frank Von Flue (10th)
Roy McMurtry (12th)

5-22-1928
74.6-mile lap, 79th lap overall, longest of race
end Saturday night with a ten-mile race in MSG, NY
James Pollard, Reno, NY

5-25-1928
Thomas Ellis, Hamilton, Ont. (43rd)

5-26-1928
John Salo, native of Finland, 35, birthday 5/25
"Bunion Derby"
Against 198 runners
Corn and Callous Pyle
Richard Thomas, Cornwall, England (39th)
Rumors about being paid or not
Morris Munitz, official shoe repairer of the Bunion Derby
run twenty miles in MSG

5-26-1928
Harry Gunn, father spent $24,000 to keep him in race
Four Richmonds, 3 running, 1 cooking
George Rehaya, "The Singing Dutchman"
Roy Sansbury, vegetarian
Karl Le on, vegetarian
Jussick, Hindu philospher

5-28-1928
Wildfire Thomson
Twenty-mile racking in the Garden
A transcontinental race is no kissing bee. C.C. Pyle


[73]
around 24; died 9/13/1976: George Wilhelm Liebergall. Source: BC Archives
[74]
Johnny
[75]
Almeda
[76]
born Hilo, Hawaii
[77]
Hoke
[78]
native of GA
[79]
Morely
[80]
native of Pittsburgh, PA
[81]
Codeloppi
Codeluppi
[82]
native of PA with Italian ancestry
[83]
Went to court as peddler 6/27/1928 NY Times
[84]
Also ran 1929 race
Juskick
Jushick
Juschik
Jusick
[85]
Stevano
[86]
Riverra
[87]
Manila, Phillipines
[88]
T. Josephs
[89]
b. Louisiana
[90]
New Orleans, LA
African American
[91]
Youngest runner in 1928 race; Youngest ever to run across America. Told officials he was 16 years old.
[92]
"Hardrock"
[93]
22 in 6/1927, hit by car while training in Burlington, NC
[94]
born in CO
[95]
44?
[96]
Cornwall
[97]
6/2/1928 NY Times; 39th 5-26-1928 NY Times
[98]
ran in 1928 race
[99]
Picher, OK
native of Baxter, KS
[100]
Claude
[101]
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
[102]
Paulsboro, NJ
[103]
abt. 1902 according to 1930 Census
[104]
Also ran and finished 1929 race.
Brother of Morris Richman
[105]
African American
[106]
born in Kansas
[107]
Also ran and finished 1929 race.
Brother of Samuel Richman
[108]
"Pat"
[109]
Miami, AZ?
[110]
Sullivan, MO
born in Bourbon, MO
[111]
born Watertown, NY
[112]
born at Marmora, Canada
[113]
died at age 50 on 7/4/1955 - motorcycle stunt crash
[114]
Ran in 1928 Race - 2nd overall; "Johnny"
[115]
born Finland
[116]
19 finishers, 15 prize money winners.
[117]
3,635 miles 6-18-1929 NY Times
[118]
Wrigley Field, LA, CA; In south-central Los Angeles at the intersection of 42nd Place and Avalon Boulevard
About 13 miles to Pacific Ocean
[119]
ran in 1928 race, dropped out and did not finish entire distance
[120]
Ran in 1928 Race - 5th place overall
[121]
ran in 1928 race, finished 44th
[122]
"Hardrock"
[123]
ran in 1928 race
[124]
Ran in 1928 Race - 3rd Place Overall
[125]
ran in 1928 race, dropped out on 3/16 - unable to run any further
[126]
possibly ca. 1888
[127]
ran in 1928 race
[128]
55, 5/27/1929 NY Times
[129]
last name later changed to Abrams; ran in and finished 1928 race
[130]
ran in 1928 race
[131]
native of Baxter, KS
[132]
received email from son 6/24/07
[133]
"Pat"
[134]
ran in 1928 race
[135]
Miami, AZ?
[136]
Sullivan, MO
born in Bourbon, MO
[137]
ran in 1928 race
[138]
Followed by used camper (RV)
[139]
oldest Trans Am Finisher through 1995 race
[140]
ran in 1928 race
[141]
From 6/18/1929 article in Elyria, OH The Chronicle Telegram.
[142]
ran in 1928 race, finished 48th
[143]
Also ran 1928 race
Juskick
Jushick
Juschik
Jusick
[144]
Mays Landing, Jersey City
[145]
born in NY, NY
[146]
"I knew two young men , who were amatuer runners like myself, William McK. Meyers of Philadelphia, and Francis T. O'Donnell, of Montreal, Canada, who was working at the time in Atlantic City. I hired Bill to drive the car and give me such care as was necessary. Frank wanted to see California, was intrigued by the prospect of the adventure, and was glad of the chance to get free transportation and meals. The plan was for one to drive the car and the other walk with me------." A.L. Monteverde's diary
[147]
Yearbook Sneak Peek: Who Was A. L. Monteverde?
In our next yearbook (to be published and distributed to members in January 2006), we will feature excerpts from the diary of
Abraham Lincoln Monteverde – a gentleman who lived in Mays Landing, NJ and achieved an amazing feat. In 1929 at the age of
sixty years old, he completed a record-making trip across the United States, traveling every step of the thirty-four hundred odd
miles from New York City to San Francisco on foot. The diary chronicles, in words and photos, the seventy-nine day journey and
the many challenges he endured along the way. The Monteverde diary is just one example of the many fascinating and unique
personal journals contained within our library archives.

http://www.aclink.org/achs/pdfs/ACHS-Winter-2005-Newsletter.pdf#search='abraham%20lincoln%20monteverde'
[148]
79 days, 10 hours, 10 minutes
[149]
3,145 miles 7-26-1929 NY Times

1928-The longest footrace in history began at City Hall in New York City. It concluded on July 24 in San Francisco, 3, 415 miles later. 60-year-old Abraham Lincoln Monteverde, a veteran of more than 100 marathons, not only won the race, but he was also the only competitor to finish.

http://www.leasingnews.org/archives/May%202004/5-06-04.htm

In 1929, 60-year-old Abraham Lincoln Monteverde won the longest footrace in recorded history. The oldest contestant was also the only one to finish the five-thousand-kilometre course from New York to San Francisco. It took him 73 days, 10 hours and 10 minutes.

http://www.cp.org/premium/ONLINE/member/history/020724/0072401AU.html
[150]
based on 1900 Census

Later birthdate listed as 22 Dec 1869
[151]
City Hall
About 20 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[152]
City Hall (locked up)
[153]
Can anyone out there help? Looking for information re: my grandfather. Abraham Lincoln Monteverde; walked from NYC, City Hall to San Fran, Californ in 1929. Held record for long time. An art. appeared in "Atlantic County Record" 8/24/29 honored at Lenape Park for this feat. Never met my grandfather. He left my grandmother that year and all his history went with him. Looking for whatever I can find out about him for great grand children. Thank you. Connie.
Connie Monteverde-Harvey <harvey@mhonline.net>
[154]
4 months and 1 day
[155]
2,248 on Route 66

3,250?
[156]
Route 66 Remembered (ISBN 076030114X), by Michael Karl Witzel - Forward.

Time Magazine 1/12/1959 was going to climb Pikes Peak on stilts.
[157]
Barbara Moore, British Vegetarian, also started at the same time. She was in Indiana when they finished.
[158]
Followed by Sgt. Roy Rogers in jeep attached to rented trailer in which the men slept.
[159]
66 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes
[160]
"More than 3,000 miles"
[161]
Golden Gate Bridge
[162]
British Trade Fair, NY Coliseum
Demolished 2000
Columbus Circle
About 24 miles to Atlantic Ocean
[163]
Dr. Barbara Moore charged that the pair had accepted rides.
[164]
Followed by Sgt. Roy Rogers in jeep attached to rented trailer in which the men slept.
[165]
66 days, 4 hours, 17 minutes
[166]
53 days 1 hour
[167]
Rotel Corporation of America

Escorted by a New York Health Food Company, Joseph Hodges
[168]
7/6/1960 6:18:00 PM arrived in Times Square.

Actually finished last 5.5-6+ miles in Central Park on 7/7/1960 between 9:51 and 11:24 A.M. due to ride from NJ to Holland Tunnel entrance.
[169]
SF Bay Bridge
[170]
Times Square
[171]
Article in Life Magazine May 16, 1960
[172]
Donald
[173]
73 days, 8 hours, 20 minutes
[174]
43.65 MPD
[175]
Age 38?
[176]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[177]
City Hall
[178]
Accompanied entire way by wife, Sue, and son, Clive, 7.

Tulloh had four people in three different vehicles supporting him, as well as being sponsored by Schweppes.
[179]
64 days, 21 hours, 50 minutes
[180]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[181]
City Hall
[182]
Trailed by his wife and 4 year old son in a station wagon loaded with supplies. Nevada State Journal, 4/28/1971
[183]
59 days, 10 hours, 20 minutes
[184]
4800KM

2876 miles
[185]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[186]
translated from German to English on
http://www.transeuropalauf.de/etappen/teilnehmer/teilnehmer.php?nr=30

Crossing of the Atlantiks with the sailing boat 1959/60.Hinzu further large adventures with the sailing boat came. 1964 voyage round the world to foot and by hitchhikers. Here it was 18 months on the way and visited about 50 countries of the earth. 1969 entrance into the run haven. It put since then about 200,000 km back of current way. Successful participant at the "TransAmerika", 1971 and 1992. 1975 + 1998 Germany run. 2001 "TransAustralia", 2000 + 2001Spreelauf. 1990 European champions in 24 the hour run. This is only a small selection of its successful runner career.
[187]
Attending college in Deerfield, IL
[188]
Followed by 3 companions in a van which had cooking, sleeping, and washing facilities.
[189]
Took Sundays off and rest days. 94 total running days.
[190]
2,905 miles?
[191]
Attending college in Deerfield, IL
[192]
Followed by wife, Faye, and her 65-year-old mother in a car.
[193]
62 days, 17 hours
[194]
Staten Island
Crossed Outerbridge Crossing (440).
Raritan Bay.
[195]
A family friend, Arnold McGregor drives a camper with food.
[196]
53-day, 23-hour, 12 1/2-minute run
[197]
Ball ran 97 more miles around Central Park to finish with 3,000 miles even.
[198]
53.29 miles per day for 54 days
[199]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[200]
Brighton
[201]
53 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes
Guiness Book of World Records
[202]
53.746 miles per day
[203]
Guinness Book of World Records 1990
[204]
Guinness Book of World Records 1981
[205]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[206]
City Hall
[207]
wife drove Winnebago
[208]
6 or 8 o'clock in the morning (could not remember what time) TV cameras and police were there.
[209]
53 days 7 hours, 45 minutes
[210]
4630 KM
[211]
City Hall
[212]
Followed by red, white, and blue promotional van
[213]
58 running days. Took rest days and possibly Sundays off.
[214]
Around 120 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[215]
Richard Claxton
[216]
born St. Louis, MO
[217]
Staff of 9 people travel with Gregory & Brooks
[218]
50 miles per day for 71 days
[219]
Need to verify actual starting and ending point.
Tried to cross George Washington Bridge (I-95 now)
[220]
Staff of 9 people travel with Gregory & Brooks
[221]
Woodside, Queens
[222]
Followed by camper truck and moped. 3 friends and 4th companion, Mena Monahan, childhood sweetheart - married 8/28/1977
[223]
3,200 miles
[224]
Hall Plaza
[225]
City Hall
[226]
Accompanied by a Winnebago
[227]
69 days, 2 hours, 40 min (Guinness Book of World Records)
[228]
2,908 miles also listed.
[229]
11/25/1924 (Guinness Book of World Records)
[230]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[231]
According to Dave McGillivray's book, Alan ran alone.
[232]
Golden Gate Bridge
[233]
About 125 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[234]
Had a crew, motorhome.
[235]
3452 on website

2876?
[236]
City Hall
About 114 miles from Pacific Ocean
[237]
Finsihed at City Hall of Medford, MA, then ran to Fenway Park for 7:30pm a lap around the park.
85 George P Hassett Dr, Medford, MA 02155-3256 to 4 Yawkey Way, Boston, MA 02215-3409: 7.4 miles
[238]
Ran for the Jimmy Fund;
Medford, OR to Medford, MA on website
[239]
79.0 on runacrossamerica2002.com
[240]
3452 on runacrossamerica2002.com
[241]
10-man road crew
[242]
Faneuil Hall
[243]
Run #1 began from the parking lot of the Four Seasons Restaurant on Highway One, overlooking the Pacific. New York City's Battery Park at the completion of the Run
[244]
71 Days, 22 Hours, 59 Minutes
[245]
City Hall
200 N Spring St
About 16 miles to Pacific Ocean
[246]
City Hall
[247]
Atlanta?
[248]
born KY
[249]
"The road crew consisted of Tommy, who drove the van carrying necessary clothing and supplies, Greg, who handled the media relations along the way, and Cliff, my road manager." p. 169 No Mountain Too High, Cottrell
[250]
48 days 1 hour 48 minutes
[251]
3149 miles in newspaper article The News, Frederick MD, 7/9/1980
[252]
City Hall
About 20 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[253]
SF City Hall
About 6 miles to Pacific Ocean
[254]
1985 - 3,600 mile relay across USA with runners from People's Republic of China - 45 days

Wrote book,
No Mountain Too High, 1984
Wrote book,
To Run and Not Be Weary, 1986
[255]
16 months after Run #1
[256]
46 days 8 hours 36 minutes
[257]
Run #2 from the steps of San Francisco's City Hall.
[258]
Halfway over Brooklyn Bridge
[259]
Run #1 began from the parking lot of the Four Seasons Restaurant on Highway One, overlooking the Pacific. New York City's Battery Park at the completion of the Run
[260]
born NYC
[261]
2 handlers through UT, NV, and WY - car accompanied him for hydration.
[262]
late July, 1980

9am - 9pm first day 48 mi
[263]
40 miles north of SF
[264]
Central Park
[265]
Married Patty in Albuquerque part way through run. She accompanied him on a bicycle.
[266]
2/1/81?
[267]
American Express Plaza
[268]
3 years, 8 months, 6 days
[269]
Independence Hall, Knott's Berry Farm
[270]
Vietnam Vetran's Memorial
[271]
On hands, lost both legs in Vietnam

Wrote book,
One Step at a Time: The Remarkable True Story of Bob Wieland, 1990
[272]
Runner's World Trans-America Footrace; 28 starters; 13 finishers
[273]
Jim Lahr, Harvey - Support Crew
[274]
average of 46 miles a day for 64 days
[275]
Raised contributions for the Sunshine Foundation

ORIGINAL IRONMAN STILL GOING; Joe Hart
Wisconsin State Journal 09-08-2004

ORIGINAL IRONMAN STILL GOING
Byline: Joe Hart
Edition: ALL
Section: SPORTS

When the phone call came from the mainland late last week, Tom Knoll was relaxing on the balcony of his Honolulu condominium, sipping a cup of Kona coffee as the sun emerged out of the Pacific Ocean horizon.

"Life is good," said Knoll, who has experienced one remarkable journey after another since leaving his hometown of Milwaukee.
In a little while, he'd go for a leisurely swim of about one mile in the surf off Waikiki Beach. In a few days, he'd be competing in a 12.4-mile run, which for Knoll is no big deal.

Knoll has logged an estimated 46,000 miles, so he's well into his

Knoll second loop of equatorial equivalence. He has run across America; that is, he once ran from Washington, D.C., to Los Angeles, an average of 46 miles a day for 64 days in 1983. He was running to raise contributions for the Sunshine Foundation, which granted wishes to dying children.

"When we went through Phillipsburg, Kansas, it was 111, the hottest place in the United States that day," he recalls. "And I said, 'How the heck did I pick this?' "

Knoll, a former Marine, has run all over the world, having served his country in Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Europe, Afghanistan and, most recently, Iraq.

Just four months shy of his 72nd birthday, Knoll can serve as an inspiration to those competing Sunday in the third annual Ironman Wisconsin Triathlon. He'll be in town for the entire weekend, closely watching the field that will include his 40-year-old son Warren. And he'll discuss his historical feats of endurance during appearances at the Ironman Village in Monona Terrace.

Tom Knoll is one of the original Ironmen. Twenty-six years ago last Feb. 18, he was one of 15 men who attempted an unimaginable test of endurance and willpower. They swam 2.4 miles off Waikiki. They rode their bicycles 112 miles, making a trip around Oahu's perimeter. Finally, 12 of them completed the marathon run of 26.2 miles. Knoll, at the age of 46, finished sixth.

In 1950, Knoll was studying printing as a senior at Milwaukee Boys Tech High School. He was hoping to land a job as a pressman at the Milwaukee Journal or Sentinel. But fate intervened.

"I conned my mother into letting me join the Marine Reserves," Knoll said. After graduation, he was within days of leaving for several weeks of infantry training at a base in Virginia, "but they canceled it because the Korean conflict broke out." He soon found himself with an activated unit that included many hardened World War II veterans, and eventually Knoll ended up in Korea.

Knoll, a divorced father of three, stayed in the Marines for 33 years, the last 19 in counterintelligence. He served during the blockade of Cuba in the 1962 missile crisis. He served for 13 months in Vietnam. Later, he spent 17 months at a Marine air base in northeast Thailand. Along the way, he earned bachelor's and master's degrees and learned several languages.

After he left the Marines in 1983, Knoll weighed government job offers for six months. During that time, he did his run across America. Following that, he was with Army intelligence in Europe, then worked for one year at the State Department and four years in Japan.

In 1992, Knoll was hired by the Defense Intelligence Agency. His primary assignment took him back to Thailand, where he tracked down leads on U.S. soldiers and airmen who had been declared missing in action in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

After leaving the DIA in 1996, Knoll became a professor in a Navy program that instructs sailors on ships during deployments. Twice, he taught on ships that sailed from San Diego to the Persian Gulf. He has also taught political science at Hawaii Pacific University.

"And then along comes Sept. 11 of 2001," Knoll said. "A couple of days later, President Bush is saying we need human intelligence - interrogators, linguists, translators. And I said, 'Heck, I've got those qualifications.'

"So I decided to volunteer."

He returned to the DIA and was sent to Afghanistan, where he questioned captured members of the Taliban and al Qaeda. Knoll spent three months of 2003 working intelligence in Iraq after the military's initial offensive. He came home to Honolulu last fall, just in time to attend the silver anniversary Ironman on the Big Island.

"They treated us like kings," said Knoll, who competed in only two triathlons after the 1978 original. One was in Thailand, the other on Maui. Marathons are his specialty; last month in Hurley, Wis., he completed his 160th.

"My body has held up great," he said. "The only thing is, I'm slowing down. I used to run sub-3:30 (marathons). Now, I'm looking at 5:30s. But I don't care. I still have a lot of fun. I wear my original Ironman T-shirt, so a lot of cute little gals slow down so we can talk."

E-mail: jhart2@madison.com

Illustrations/Photos:
Caption: Tom Knoll

(Copyright (c) Madison Newspapers, Inc. 2004)
[276]
Accompanied by Jack Wydler, driving a grey van packed with shoes, clothes, and personal items that shuttled them to hotel rooms and back to where they left off.

Started with a third member, June Crowley Wydler, age 48, who suffered a leg injury at the 2,230 mile mark.
[277]
Oldest woman to run across America. Given key to San Francisco.
[278]
Greyhound Terminal
[279]
Running to celebrate first women's Olympic Marathon
[280]
Greyhound Terminal
[281]
8 months
[282]
Marina del Ray
USC
[283]
Accompanied by his friend, Hemant Vyas who pedals a bicycle with all of the gear.
[284]
5100KM, ran backward
[285]
Ran Backwards
[286]
210 days?

7 1/2 months
[287]
44 on sergegirard.com
[288]
Completed on crutches; cerebral palsy
[289]
Riverside Park near 73rd Street
[290]
Riverside Park near 73rd Street
[291]
ran 5.4 miles on ceremonial first day.
[292]
ran with Paul Reese for 52 days, parted on 53rd day.
[293]
verified in results of 8K on 6/25/05, age 83. Also according to Paul Reese in "Go East Old Man"
[294]
Need to verify exact start point. Beach access north of Jenner and on Sonoma Coast State Beach
[295]
wife Elaine with motor home
[296]
ran 5.4 miles on ceremonial first day.
[297]
ran with George Billingsley for 52 days, parted on 53rd day.
[298]
Need to verify exact start point. Beach access north of Jenner and on Sonoma Coast State Beach
[299]
Wrote book, Ten Million Steps: The Incredible Journey of Paul Reese, Who Ran Across America-A Marathon a Day for 124 Days-At Age 73, 1993
[300]
Reading, Glenolden, Ridley Park, Sharon Hill
[301]
Raymond
[302]
Runner's World Trans America Footrace; 13 starters; 6 finishers
[303]
Columbus Circle, Central Park
[304]
Richey (maiden)
[305]
'+99:33:59
[306]
Trans-America Footrace; 14 starters; 5 finishers
[307]
Final race day ended at Turtle Brook Inn, West Orange, NJ the day before finishing in Central Park
[308]
Moonbat Trans America Foot Race; 14 starters; 10 finishers
[309]
born Vancover, BC, Canada
[310]
David
[311]
Time is for race which ended at Turtle Brook Inn, West Orange, NJ. The last day finished in Central Park.
[312]
'+21:27:51
[313]
Wrote book, A Quest for Adventure:: David Horton's Conquest of the Appalachian Trail and the Trans-America Footrace, 1997
[314]
Sydney
[315]
33?
[316]
'+123:46:01!
[317]
Hollywood in 1994
[318]
Accompanied by trainer Roberto Proctor. Proctor drives a rented truck, maps route, arranges meals and lodging. [The Gettysburg Times, 9-6-1995]
[319]
Started TAFR IV, dropped out of race near Denver. Continued on with training partner as support.
[320]
Age 37 when started TAFR IV.
[321]
started from JAX airport, ~20 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[322]
7:57AM Local Time (ET)

At last, we can see the Statue of Liberty, far away in the distance; itÕs the final sprint. The record is broken: 52 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes which is 12 hours and 36 minutes less than Lee Shepard.

record to be beaten : John Lee ShepardÕs in 1972 from LA to NY in 53 days, 12 hours, 15 minutes
[323]
52 days, 23 hours, 24 minutes
[324]
4597 KM, 2857 MI
[325]
grew up in Little Rock, AR
[326]
Crewed by Alan Firth

Started with Will Campbell & Michael Kenney who were all race directors for Run Across America 1997 which folded.
[327]
Will Campbell & Michael Kenney ran with Jesse after 1997 TransAm folded
[328]
Lewes, DE
[329]
Point Reyas Station
[330]
http://www.discoverytrail.org/news/stark.html American Discovery Trail
[331]
Tulsa
[332]
Dad followed in Motorhome, provided lodging and food.
[333]
78 days according to saved PDF file
[334]
Santa Monica Beach Pier
[335]
Myrtle Beach State Park
[336]
Team with RV

two support drivers - Dave Boatman and Simon Clark
[337]
Wrote book, Running for Josie
[338]
Central Park
[339]
3200 mile trek
[340]
Tavern on the Green - Central Park
[341]
Wrote book, Slow Burn: Burn Fat Faster by Exercising Slower, 2000.
[342]
Run Across America Race; 11 starters; 8 finishers
[343]
Times are for the 3,051.6 mile race. Last day was basically untimed from the Turtle Brook Inn in West Orange, NJ to Central Park.
[344]
Central Park, near Columbus Circle, on Central Park West (Road)
[345]
54 listed on Run Across America website
[346]
born and raised New Kensington, PA
[347]
RV followed along.
[348]
5550 on website
[349]
David Hyslop drove a Motor Home
[350]
Downtown
[351]
Ground Zero and then Battery Park; About 20 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[352]
ran with a jogger packed with his gear
[353]
3000+
[354]
About 126 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[355]
4,970KM

3,093MI
[356]
La Jolla Beach
[357]
near Highlands, NJ
[358]
Wife biked entire distance with him.
[359]
3973 MI on website
[360]
Dave - entire trip except Kansas, Pulley NY through MO, and Simon in KS (from diabetesrun.com)
[361]
Riverside Park
About 25 miles from Atlantic Ocean
[362]
Santa Monica Pier
[363]
Stoke Climsland
[364]
Cornwall
[365]
His wife, Amy, rides alongside him either in a car or on a bicycle.
[366]
4,960 KM
[367]
Central Park, near Columbus Circle
[368]
30km from Paris

15 street Michel of Hospital, 95310 St Ouen Alms
[369]
Seattle, WA
[370]
Eastern Time
[371]
"In her 50s"; Turned 50 in October, 1998
[372]
started across Golden Gate Bridge at 2pm
[373]
Stephen James Liller, born Youngstown, OH
[374]
Adventure16 store, 2002 South Coast Hwy
Around 1000 ft to the Pacific Ocean (over railroad tracks)
[375]
Actual running days, subtracted rest days.
[376]
Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes, DE
[377]
3084.9
[378]
3,170 Miles (5102KM)
[379]
I stood with water up to my knees in the Pacific in the national park Oregon Dunes just south of the small town Florence, Oregon
[380]
corner of beach boulevard and Pacific coast highway

the official race start line for the 2004 race
[381]
The finish today was just pure magic with Matt and me holding an American flag down Central Park West for about 1 mile to Columbus Circle.