All 26 "Perfect" Great Racers Keep Streak Alive
26 runners maintain perfect record of running all 32 races

Thousands of racers - including 26 "Perfect Great Racers" - took to the streets of Pittsburgh on Sunday for the 32nd running of the Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race.

The 26 men have participated in - and finished - every Great Race, starting back on Sept. 25, 1977.

The order of finish for this group of 26 "Perfect Great Racers" was Costello…and Abbott (Bob Costello at 42:53 and Tom Abbott at 43:19)

The following 26 individuals have participated in - and finished - The Great Race for each of the past 32 years (1977 - 2009)*.

* 2003 race cancelled

Tom Abbott Cheswick, PA
Richard Baldock Allentown, PA
Ken Balkey Churchill, PA
Dennis Barnhart Mt. Lebanon, PA
Gary Boyd Pittsburgh (Brighton Heights)
Leslie Alfred Brody Wexford, PA
John Burnheimer Johnstown, PA
Bob Costello Connellsville, PA
Philip Ehrman Bethel Park, PA
Paul Gaberson Forest Hills, PA
John George Pittsburgh (Shadyside)
Ronald Hannan Pittsburgh (Morningside)
Carl Hatfield Bridgeport, WV
Wayne Jacobs Shaler, PA
Thomas Kennedy Bethel Park, PA
Marty Klanchar State College, PA
David A. Lester Pittsburgh (Hill District)
Jack Marszalek Wilmerding, PA
Roger McGuire North Huntingdon, PA
Tom Miles Pittsburgh (Banksville)
Richard Monheim Edgewood, PA
Tom Murphy Pittsburgh (Perry South)
Frank Nedwidek Bellevue, PA
John Richards III McCandless, PA
Rob Ruck Pittsburgh (Squirrel Hill)
Don Slusser Monroeville, PA


Monday, September 28, 2009


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