Eugene Quinn for East Greenwich Schools

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I've been running for 54 years, though nowadays it's more mixed running and walking.

My race number from the 1969 Boston Marathon (age 18)
  • 1,300 entrants.
  • No prize money; 10 trophies, 25 medals.
  • Officially, no women (a handful ran unofficially).
  • No qualifying times (last year for that). No water stops.
  • That day the course record was improved from 2:15 to 2:13.
  • Finishers were served a bowl of beef stew in the Prudential cafeteria after the race.

I was the first Rhode Island finisher in the 1972 Boston Marathon.

I was the first East Greenwich finisher in the 1978 Ocean State Marathon.


A Providence Journal photographer snapped this candid photo of me training in Providence on a rainy day in 1973. (age 22)


Nearing the finish line of the Ocean State Marathon on a chilly day in November, 1980 (age 30).

Running is a sport that does not permit any illusions about where you stand on the scale of human performance. Accoding to the IAAF scoring tables, my time that day was worth 700 points on a scale where the current world record rates 1300.


My race number from the 2020 East Greenwich Virtual Hill and Harbor Turkey Trot (age 70)

I was the first finisher in the 70-99 age group
(mostly because I was the only finisher in that age group).


Rubbing elbows with a delightful group of serious runners and triathletes from the East Greenwich Track Club at one of their Thursday sunrise workouts.

Runners of all levels are welcome. In this group, I'm the slowest by far.

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With the 2016 Stonehill Camp Shriver team