From The Archives – July/Aug 2016

Mark Andrews of Canisteo, NY at the 8th annual Chris Thater 5K held on August
27, 2000 at Binghamton, NY‰Ûªs Recreation Park. Andrews, 29, would run a 4:40
pace to place 7th overall and 2nd US in 14:30. Sixteen years later at age 45 and
now living in Rochester, NY, he would win the 2016 US Masters 10K held in
conjunction with the James Joyce Ramble 10K in Dedham, MA this April 24. Take a
look at the photo from the US Masters 10K in Race Results and tell us if you
see much difference. Top runners age like fine wine.

Photo by Clay Shaw/Sports 35


want archives, here you go. The Great One, Clarence DeMar, racing through the
New England countryside (circa 1930s). DeMar was born in 1888 and grew up poor.
Running was an outlet and a joy. He would win the Boston Marathon six times in
the 1920s; his last victory was in 1930 at age 41. It‰Ûªs a record that‰Ûªs never
been broken. His final race was a 15K in 1958 at age 69. He placed 14th. ‰ÛÏThe
Norman School‰Û emblazoned long-sleeved shirt seen here was also duplicated on
singlets in warmer weather. A Keene, NH resident, DeMar taught in the
Industrial Engineering Dept. of the school and also coached cross country. The
Norman School is now Keene State College.


Our first addition to the
‰ÛÏFuture Archive‰Û collection. Of the vaunted lineup of Central Mass Striders to
have won the North Shore Striders‰Ûª Nahant 30K over 12 years, Jim Pawlicki was
the first and last Strider to win the 13th edition (but first and last) Nahant
Half Marathon on Sept. 27, 2015.
Photo by Krissy K.


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