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…

Dr. Hugo Greiner takes Stan's blood for study on 12-country European run

Hugo Greiner Studies Stan Cottrell

Dr. Hugo Greiner Testifies For Stan Cottrell – In late October 2013, Dr. Hugo Greiner testified in court to the truth of Stan Cottrell’s 12 country “Great European Adventure Run” (1982) from Edinboro, Scotland to the Rock of Gibraltar averaging 80 kilometers per day for 80 straight days.  He should know. He followed Cottrell ever…

Stan Cottrell with Josh Culbreath ready to start celebratory "Freedom Run" the day the Berlin Wall fell

Josh Culbreath And Stan Cottrell

Dr. Joshua “Josh” Culbreath knows the true Stan Cottrell, as a man and ultra distance runner, up close and personal. In 1990, for 400 miles he followed Stan’s “Historical Freedom Run” celebrating the tearing down of the Berlin Wall, the “Wall of Terror.”  He reports he “saw Stan do what no one else has ever…