Stan Cottrell's first ultra distance run, made with Jack Mahurin 1966 in KY

The First Marathon in Kentucky

Pleasant Memories – Memories of running “back in the day” and of the rag-tag college roommates who brought marathon running to the South…. It is a beautiful spring day here in Georgia. The newness of life is all around as I “piddle” doing some overdue yard work. Several times now during the past hour, some…

Stan Cottrell crossing Finish Line of Boston Marathon 1964

Run, Run and Remember

Boston Marathon — Remembering The Run 1964 I watched the Boston Marathon this past Monday. The first American since 1983 won the race in 2:08. The participants numbered more than 36,000… As I look at the sea of people, all the heavy security, my mind goes back to the 1964 Boston Marathon… when I became…