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Wednesday, April 20, 2005

London-Boston Double Marathon Results

I found another runner who ran both the London and Boston Marathon. Walter Schaller is his name, and this article mentioned that he's 68 years old and has been running for about 10 years. He ran his first marathon when he was 60. This makes him the oldest of the five runners that I've found who ran both marathons this year.

Perhaps this is the start of a trend of double marathon runs. Maybe marathons like Boston and London should create a new double-marathon category (Although I suppose they won't always be just one day apart.) I bet in 10 years, there'll be 1000s of these double-marathon race participants.

Below are the results of the double marathon runners. Note, I assume the London times are gun times. The London Marathon results page didn't provide these details. Boston times are based on chip times and are from the Boston Maraton results page.

Paul Goransson did the best at keeping a consistent pace. His Boston time was less than 10 minutes slower than London. However, it should be noted that Pam Reed and Laura Yasso included an additional marathon right before Boston.

I'm still looking for some post-Boston news articles on Pam Reed. Let me know if you find any.

Pam Reed: London: 3:25:02, Boston: 4:18:13
Laura Yasso (Kulsik): London: 4:08:25, Boston: 4:52:29

Ray Greenlaw: London: 2:56:39, Boston: 3:23:31
Paul Goransson: London: 3:24:44, Boston: 3:34:05

Walter Schaller: London: 4:27:32, Boston: 4:41:21

My previous posts on these double marathon runners: Running Both the London and Boston Marathons, Running Both London and Boston - An Update

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  • Pam Reed also ran to the start in Hopkinton from downtown, beginning at 6:30 am Monday morning. She reached Hopkinton in about 4:05 elapsed time.

    Laura did the same, reaching Hopkinton in about 4:45.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5:55 PM  

  • Thanks for the info.

    By Blogger Ken, at 5:12 AM  

  • Walter Schaller, a Swiss-born U.S. citizen, is a restaurateur from Dayton, Ohio! He ran the double marathon to raise funds for the American Red Cross. He raised #40,000 running the double and his total now is $343,000 from 9 marathons. He was just featured in Sports Illustrated Magazine on November 28, 2005/ "Faces in the Crowd" for his unique fundraising. He has run a total of 9 Bostons, and 3 ultra-marathons including 2 JFK's and 1 Western States!One of his proudest moments was carrying the Olympic Torch in 2002!

    By Anonymous Susan O. Schaller, at 1:30 PM  

  • Maybe Mr. hero Walter Schaller should quit trying to look like such a big shot nice guy "He`s neither" Oh, And by the way, I hear Mr.restaraunter lost his restaraunt because he stiffed his creditors. Looks like he tries to RUN from his responsibilities.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:35 PM  

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