The following chart gives the percent of runners under a certain time, thus giving some perspective to the accomplishments listed.
Sub 1:10 men = Top 1.75% (152 men have broken 1:10 of the 19,615 men who have raced)
Sub 1:05 men = Top .41% (32 men have broken 1:05 of the 19,615 men who have raced)
Sub 1:00 men = Top .04% (4 men have broken 1:00 of the 19,615 men who have raced)
Sub 1:30 women = Top 6.36% (122 women have broken 1:30 of the 3,819 women who have raced)
Sub 1:20 women = Top 1.13% (25 women have broken 1:20 of the 3,819 women who have raced)
Sub 1:15 women = Top .47% (12 women have broken 1:15 of the 3,819 women who have raced)
Bob Teschek – Race director from 1982 to present. Bob also ran the race five times between 1966 and 1982 with a personal best of 1:15:52 in 1977.
Jock (John) Semple – Many time race director, he resurrected the race in 1961. He finished in the top ten in his two finishes. His tenth place finish in 1937, running a 1:24:45 was his personal best. His top place was eighth in 1937.
Kerry Arsenault – Finished in the top ten six times over a span of seven years from 1994 - 2001. All of her times were between 1:25:32 and 1:28:44. She finished seven times under 1:30.
Joan Benoit-Samuelson – Set the Maine state record of 1:16:03 in 1997, and the 40+ age group record. Joan has the age 40 and age 44 single age records running 1:16:03 and 1:16:47.
Leon Beverly – Has four times that make it into the top ten in various age groups. He set an age group record in 1990 with his 1:34:26 to top the 60+ age group. His other times are in the 70+ age group, including the age group record of 1:53:26 set in 1998. Leon has the single age record for age 64 and age 71 running 1:36:15 and 1:53:26. He finished thirteen times from 1983 – 2002.
Sumner Brown – Has six times that make it into the top ten in various age groups. He set an age group record in 1994 when he placed 18 overall in 1:12:27 which topped the 50+ age group. He has four other times in the top ten for the 50+ age group and in 2004 broke into the 60+ age group with the second fastest time. Sumner has run the race eighteen times between the years 1984 - 2004. He currently holds the single age records for age 47, 49, 50, 51, 54, 55, 56, and 59.
Matt Carpenter – Colorado state record of 59:16 in 1999. Matt has three wins, one second, and fourth in five attempts. He is one of only two runners with multiple times under one hour, with two. Matt set the new standard for 40+ runners with his 1:02:12 in 2005, he also has the single age record for age 34 with his 59:16.
Mike Casner – Has finished fourteen times in the top ten from 1984 – 2001. Mike has the most top ten finishes without a victory. His personal best is 1:05:48 which he ran in 1998, with his best place being fourth in 84, 91, and 94. He has fourteen times under 1:10 averaging 1:07:49 and has run the race twenty-one times.
John Cederholm – Won the race in 1973 in his first attempt, and went on to finish five times in the top ten between 1973 and 1978. At age 60 he set a top ten age group time of 1:31:07. He has run four times under 1:10. John has run the race twenty-six times.
Gary Crossan – Has four wins among his six top ten finishes from 1980 - 1986. He set the course record of 1:01:13 in 1984 and won the race in 1981, 82, 84, and 86. He has run six times under 1:10 averaging 1:03:01. Gary has the single age record for age 26 with his 1:01:13 from 1984.
Matt Cull – Has finished nine times in the top ten from 1983-95. He finished second twice (1983/84). Matt has a personal best of 1:03:41 and has run under 1:10 eight times averaging 1:06:35.
J’Ne Day-Lucore – Set the Colorado state record in 1992 running 1:11:45. She is a three-time winner (1992, 93, and 95) and finished six times in the top ten including a fourth place finish at age 40. She has run three times under 1:20. J’Ne set the course record in 1992 with a 1:11:45 and ran six times under 1:30. She has the age 31 record with her 1:11:45 run in 1992.
Peg Donovan – Won the race in 1987 and finished five times in the top ten all five times sub 1:30 averaging 1:19:24. Peg has the single age record for age 34 with a 1:13:26 run in 1989. She raced five times from 1986 – 1995 and returned in 2005.
Dave Dunham – Set the Massachusetts state record in 1999 (1:00:37) and the New Hampshire state record in 1993 (1:00:44). He set the course record in 1988 and won in the closest finish (1.5 seconds) in 1989. He won the race three times and has fifteen finishes in the top ten (all in the top five). He ran sub 1:10 fourteen times averaging 1:02:44. Dave has the single age record for age 24, 25, 29, 35, and 36. Dave raced sixteen times from 1988 – 2005, missing only 1997 and 2004.
Louisa Dunlap – Set age group records in 1991, 1992, and 1993 in winning the 50+ age group. She also placed in the top ten in the 60+ age group in 2004. Louisa has the single age record for age 52 running a 1:40:46 in 1993. She has finished the race fifteen consecutive times from 1991 – 2005.
Rudy Fahl – Oldest finisher (88) at Mt Washington with his 3:18:12 in 1986. He set the record for 85+ in consecutive years from 1983-1985 with his top time being 3:09:51 Rudy has the single age records for age 86, 87, and 88.
Hildy Fosse – Set an age group record in 1990 at age 61 with a 1:59:45, breaking her own 1989 record. In 1999 at age 70 she again set an age group record running 2:14:02. She has six times in top ten age group listings. She set the 50+ age group record in 1987. Hildy has run the race twenty-one times from 1985 - 2005. She has the single age records for age 67, 68, 71, 74, and 75.
Craig Fram – Won the race in 1997. He set the course record for 40+ in 2001 and again in 2003. He has finished six times in the top ten; his worst finish is fourth place in 1996. He has won more money than any other runner, taking home just under $10,000 racing up Mt Washington. He has run five times under 1:10 averaging 1:04:05. Craig ties Keith Woodward as the oldest runner to break 1:10 when he ran 1:03:27 in 2003 at age 44. His 2001 40+ age group record broke Fred Norris’s longstanding time from 1962 of 1:04:57. Craig has the single age records for age 42 and age 44.
Derek Froude – Two-time winner, first runner to break one hour. He set the course record in 1990 with his 59:17. Derek raced three times from 1990-1992 and his only defeat was a second place finish in 1992.
Mike Gallagher – Four consecutive wins from 1968 to 1971. Mike ran a personal best of 1:06:13.
Jacqueline Gareau – Won the race three times, and was a runner-up at age 47. She set the 40+ record in 1994 with a 1:16:15. She has five times that rank in the top ten for various age groups and has the Canadian record of 1:13:13. Jacqueline finished in the top 10 six times including three wins, two of which were after age 40. She was the overall champion in 1989, 94, and 1996. She set a course record in 1989 in the closest women’s victory (13 seconds). She has run six times under 1:30 averaging 1:17:35. She set a new standard for the 50+ age group running a 1:27:53 in 2005. Jacqueline has the single age records for age 36, 41, 43, 47, and 52.
Simon Gutierrez – Set the New Mexico state record in 1999 running 1:01:38. Simon has six top ten finishes including three wins in 2002, 2003, and 2005. Simon has five times under 1:10 averaging 1:03:03. He has the single age record for age 38 with his 1:04:17.
Bob Hodge – Seven-time winner of the race. He has the second fastest time for a runner under the age of 20 with his 1:10 from 1975. His other top ten age group time was run in 1998 when he ran 1:09:54 at age 42. Has finished thirteen times in the top ten from 1975 – 1993. Bob finished second (1:03:01) in 1989 in the narrowest margin, losing by one second. He set the course record in 1977, 78, 79, and tied it in 1987. Bob has run thirteen times under 1:10. His age group record for under age 20 lasted for 12 years. He has run the race twenty times from 1974 - 2001. He holds the single age record for age 19, 20, 22, and 23.
Kathy Hodgdon – Three consecutive wins from 1980 to 1982. All three times were under 1:30 averaging 1:24:07. Kathy holds the single age record for ages 22 and 23 with her 1:22:57 and 1:22:41 in 1981/82.
Kathy Kanes – Has the S. Carolina state record in 1:19:46, which is 26 minutes faster than the men’s record.
Frances Kellogg – Has run four times that rank in the top ten 70+ age group. She set the age group record with a 3:00:50 in 1989 then lowered it the next two years to finish with a 2:29:49 at age 72 in 1991. Frances has the single age record for age 73 with a 2:36:42 run in 1993.
Howard Kellogg – Has three age group top ten times. He set an age group record in 1988 at age 72 with a 1:59:29. Howard set another age group record in 1996 at age 80 running a 2:36:23. He has the single age record for age 75 and 79, with times of 2:01:51 and 2:27:17.
Daniel Kihara – Four wins in five attempts from 1996 to 2002. His only loss was a sixth place finish in the weather-shortened race in 2002. All of his times were between 58:21 and 1:00:06. Daniel has the single age records for age 28, 32, and 33. He is the only runner in the history of the race with three sub-one hour finishes.
Catherine Lifschultz – Seven times finishing in the top ten including a fourth in 1992 running 1:21:03. Ran eleven times under 1:30. Catherine has run the race thirteen times from 1990 - 2004.
Kiersten Lippmann – Has the state record for Alaska. Set the under age twenty record in 1999 running a 1:28:42. She has finished the race five times from 1999 – 2003.
Sean Livingston – Ran two of the fastest times by a runner under the age of 20. Set the age group record in 1987 placing thirteenth overall in 1:09:14. Set the state record for Rhode Island in 2005 running a 1:07:13. Sean has run the race eleven times from 1986 - 2005. He has the single age record for age 18.
Chris Maisto – Has three wins and a second in four attempts, all of which were under 1:20. Won in 1985, 86, and 91. Set a course record in 1985 and 1991, and has a personal best of 1:12:15. Chris has the single age record for age 25.
Carlton Mendell – Has four top ten age group times. He ran an age group record in 1992 at age 70, running a 1:54:42. Carlton had top ten times in the 80+ age group in 2003, 2004, and 2005. He has a consecutive streak of finishing for 24 years from 1982 through 2005. He set a 60+ age group record in 1992 that was not beaten until 2000. His 70+ record in 1992 was not broken until 1998. Carlton has the single age records for age 70, 76, 77, 78, 81, and age 82.
Ellenora Mendonca – Three consecutive wins from 1976-1978. She set the course record twice with her 1:30:05 in 1977 and her 1:28:39 in 1978.
Eric Morse – Set the Vermont state record in 1999 running a 1:01:09. He has finished in the top ten twelve times from 1993 to 2005. He has more top five finishes than anyone without winning (nine). Eric has finished in second place three times and run under 1:10 eleven times averaging 1:04:26. Eric has finished twelve times from 1993 – 2005, missing only 2003. In 2005 he ran the fifth fastest time ever for a 40+ runner with his sixth place overall 1:05:26.
Carrie Parsi – Has run seven times that place in the top ten in various age groups. She set the age group record in 1996 at age 60 running a 1:41:16. Her time at age sixty ranks in the top ten for 50+ age group. Carrie has the single age records for age 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, and 60. She has finished the race eleven times from 1991 – 2005.
Julie Peterson – Has two times in the top ten for the 40+ age group. She finished third overall at age forty. Julie set the Massachusetts state record in 1991 with a 1:14:19. She has finished seven times in the top ten including three seconds and four thirds. All of her eight finishes were with times under 1:30. She has more finishes in the top ten (eight) without a win than anyone. Julie has the single age record for age 37 and 39.
Stephen Peterson – Ran eight times under 1:10 for an average of 1:09:03 and has a personal best of 1:08:01. He has finished three times in the top ten. Steve once ran out of his shoes and finished the race with just socks on his feet. He has eighteen consecutive finishes from 1988 – 2005.
Anna Pichrtova – Had four wins in four consecutive attempts (2001-2004), all winning times between 1:12:19 and 1:13:48. In 2005 she set a single age record (32) and the third fastest time ever run with her second place finish of 1:10:26.
Bill & Sarah Raitter – The only married couple to hold the men’s and women’s state records (Oregon). They also have one of the top times ever run by a married couple, combining for a 2:34:33. They ran 1:06:56 and 1:27:37 respectively in 2004.
Barbara Remmers – Has the New York state record set in 1999 with a 1:13:52, and the Virginia state record in 2004 with a 1:46:34. She won the race in 1999 after training on a treadmill at 11.5%. Barbara has the single age record for age 35 with a 1:35:52 run in 1999. She has finished the race five times from 1998 – 2004.
Barbara Robinson – Has five times in the top ten for the 60+ and 70+ age group. Set the age group record with a 2:00:42 at age 70. Her time at age 70 ranks in the top ten for 60+ age group. Barbara has the single age records for age 65, 69, 70, and 71.
Martha Rockwell – Martha is a former winner (1979) and set age group record at age 50 in 1994. She set the Vermont state record of 1:19:14 in 1979 winning the race in a course record time. She has run three sub 1:30’s. Set the 40+ age group record in 1986 and 1987 (1:28:39/1:25:57), which was not broken until 1994.
Don Ross – Has five times in the top ten for the 60+ and 70+ age group. Don has the single age records for age 62, 63, 68, 69, and age 73. He has thirteen finishes from 1991 – 2004.
Fred Ross – Tied with Keith Woodward for the most finishes at Mt Washington, with 29 confirmed finishes between 1976 and 2005.
Fred Ross from 1979
Louise Rossetti – Has six times in the top ten for the 70+ and 80+ age groups. She set the age group record with a 2:48:52 at age 81 in 2003. Her times at age 81 and 82 rank in the top 10 for 70+ age group. Louise has the single age records for age 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, and age 82.
Louise Rossetti from 2003
Donna Smyers – Seven times in the top ten including two fifths. She has run ten times under 1:30. Donna has eleven finishes from 1993 – 2005, and also holds one of the top ten times for the 40+ age group.
Rebecca Stockdale-Woolley – Has five times in the top ten for the 40+ and 50+ age groups. She set the 50+ age group record when she finished in twelfth place with a 1:30:27 in 2001. She has run three times under 1:30 and is the oldest sub 1:30 runner with a 1:29:37 in 2000 at age 49. Rebecca has the single age records for age 48, 49, 50, 53, and age 54.
Leslie Thompson – Has finished in the top ten four times, including a second place finish in 1986. She finished in fifth place at age 16. Leslie has run three times under 1:30 and set a course record for the under 20 age group that lasted for 19 years. Leslie has the single age record for age 16 with her 1:29:57 run in 1980, as well as the single age record for age 19 and 20.
Dan Verrington – Has finished seven times in the top ten and has one age group top ten with his 1:09:14 at age 40. He has a personal best of 1:05:43 set in 1996 and his best finish was fourth in 1997. Dan has run nine times under 1:10 for an average of 1:08:02. Dan has thirteen finishes from 1988 – 2005.
Dan Verrington on the final climb
Keith Woodward – Won the race in 1983, with a 1:06:38. He has seven times in the top ten for the 40+ and 50+ age group. His 1:15:08 run in 2003 is the second fastest for the 50+ age group. He finished fifteen times in the top ten overall from 1973 through 1991. Keith ties Craig Fram as the oldest runner to run under 1:10 with his 1:09:05 in 1995. He has run the race 29 times between 1973 and 2005 tying Fred Ross with the most finishes. Keith has the single age records for age 39, 43, 48, 52, and age 53. His personal best was a 1:03:06 in 1985 when he finished second.
Boston Athletic Association (BAA) – Topped the Open team category in 1961, 62, 66, 67, 68, 70, 81, 82, and 1983. Had the lowest score for five finishers with 17 points (1,2,3,5,6 places). Set the course record in 1961 that stood for 16 years then set it again in 1981 with a record that lasted another 12 years. They have three times under six hours (average per person under 1:12). The BAA women won the team title in 1992 and 1997.
Cambridge Sports Union (CSU) – Women’s team won the title in 1978, 79, 84, 86, 94, 95, 96. They set the course record in 1978. The CSU women’s 40+ team won the title in 1999, and 2003. The win in 1999 was a course record. The CSU men’s 50+ team set a course record in winning the title in 2003.
Central Massachusetts Striders (CMS) – First place in the Open team title from 1992 through 2005. The teams fourteen wins are the most any team has won. They set the course record in 1995, 1996, 1999, and 2005. CMS has the top seven times run, and twelve of the top sixteen times. The CMS women won the team title in 1993, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04 and have six of the top ten times. The CMS women’s 40+ won the team title in 1998 in a course record. The men’s 40+ team set a new course record in 2005 with the first ever sub six hour effort.
Granite State Racing Team (GSRT) – Won the women’s team title in 1986 and 1987. The course record set in 1987 is still standing.
Greater Lowell Road Runners (GLRR) – Won the Open team title in 1988, 89, 90, and 1991. They have six times under six hours. The GLRR women’s teams were the champions in 1989 and 1990.
North Country Athletic Club (NCAC) – Won the Open team title in 1976, 77, and 1978. Set the course record in 1977.
Winners Circle Running Club (WCRC) – The women’s 40+ team won in 1995 in a course record, and won again in 1996. The women’s 50+ team won in 2003 in a course record. The men’s 40+ team won in a course record in 1995 and won again in 1996 and 1999. The men’s 50+ team won in a course record in 1999.
Fast Married couples (running in the same year)
Magdalena Thorsell and Simon Gutierrez ran 1:10:09/1:03:23 in 1998 for a time of 2:13:32.
Joe Lemay and Ellen McCurtin ran 1:03:04 and 1:28:06 in 1999 to combine for a time of 2:31:10.
Kathy and Steve Podgajny ran 1:22:57 and 1:08:52 in 1981 to combine for a time of 2:31:49.
Bill and Sarah Raitter ran 1:06:56 and 1:27:37 in 2004 to combine for a time of 2:34:33.
Deb and Russell Bollig ran 1:24:57 and 1:12:08 in 1999 to combine for a time of 2:37:05.
Mike and Cathy O’Brien ran 1:13:54 and 1:23:29 in 2004 to combine for a time of 2:37:23.
Terrance and Sue McNatt ran 1:11:51 and 1:30:16 in 1995 to combine for a time of 2:42:07