National Distance Running Hall of Fame

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The National Distance Running Hall of Fame was established on July 11, 1998, to honor those who have contributed to the sport of distance running. Many of those who are inducted have achieved great success as runners, but some members are enshrined for their ability to bring fame and recognition to the sport of running.

The National Distance Running Hall of Fame is located in Utica, New York, United States. Inside the Hall are pictures, videos and other memorabilia that provide the history of the sport through the eyes of both the runners and spectators. The city of Utica was selected to be the home of the running hall of fame because it hosts the annual Boilermaker Road Race—one of the largest 15 km road races in the US.

No induction ceremonies occurred in 2004, 2007 and 2009. In 2007, it was due to the search for a new executive director, the 30th running of the Boilermaker Road Race, and construction to the Stanley Theater stage, which is where the ceremony takes place. In 2009, the struggling economy caused too few sponsors to donate money for the event.

With the inclusion of Grete Waitz and Priscilla Welch, the membership is not limited to Americans. Both athletes represented other countries internationally (coincidentally both in the 1984 Olympic Marathon, the first Olympic marathon for women), though they had an extensive running history in the United States.


Joan Benoit prior to the 2008 Chicago Marathon.
Olympian Billy Mills
Denotes a posthumous induction
Inductee Year inducted
Ashenfelter, HoraceHorace Ashenfelter 2012
Beardsley, DickDick Beardsley 2010
Benoit, JoanJoan Benoit 1998
Bowerman, BillBill Bowerman 2002
Brown Heritage, DorisDoris Brown Heritage 2002
Burfoot, AmbyAmby Burfoot 2008
Catalano Dillon, PattiPatti Catalano Dillon 2006
Corbitt, TedTed Corbitt 1998
Cunningham, GlennGlenn Cunningham 2012
Decker, MaryMary Decker 2003
Dellinger, BillBill Dellinger 2001
DeMar, ClarenceClarence DeMar 2000
Fleming, TomTom Fleming 2014
Gorman, MikiMiki Gorman 2010
Hansen, JacquelineJacqueline Hansen 2012
Hayes, JohnnyJohnny Hayes 2008
Jennings, LynnLynn Jennings 2001
Kardong, DonDon Kardong 2005
Kelley, JohnnyJohnny Kelley 1999
Kelley, John J.John J. Kelley 2002
Kuscsik, NinaNina Kuscsik 1999
Larrieu-Smith, FrancieFrancie Larrieu-Smith 1999
Lebow, FredFred Lebow 2001
Lindgren, GerryGerry Lindgren 2006
Liquori, MartyMarty Liquori 2006
Merritt, KimKim Merritt 2014
Meyer, GregGreg Meyer 2005
Mills, BillyBilly Mills 1999
Prefontaine, SteveSteve Prefontaine 2000
Rodgers, BillBill Rodgers 1998
Ross, H. BrowningH. Browning Ross 2002
Ryun, JimJim Ryun 2003
Salazar, AlbertoAlberto Salazar 2000
Schul, BobBob Schul 2005
Shorter, FrankFrank Shorter 1998
Switzer, KathrineKathrine Switzer 1998
Virgin, CraigCraig Virgin 2001
Waitz, GreteGrete Waitz 2000
Wilt, FredFred Wilt 2010
Welch, PriscillaPriscilla Welch 2008
Young, GeorgeGeorge Young 2003

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