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National Distance Running HOF Will Induct Three in July

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Tom Flemming

An exultant Tom Flemming crosses the finish line of the Jordache Marathon in Los Angeles in March 1981. The race was a precursor to the current LA Marathon, and Flemming had a day that most runners only dream about -- floating almost efforlessly for 26.2 miles and winning the race with second place far out of sight behind him.  Mike Plant photo

It's not triathlon per se, but we thought that since runners launched the sport in the first place, we should at least announce that National Distance Running Hall of Fame will induct its 12th class on July 12 at Mohawk Valley Community College in Utica, New York.

The three inductees are marathoner Tom Fleming, cross country great Fred Wilt and pioneering female marathoner, Kim Merritt. Read press release HERE