One of the great things about the Penn Relays is that I get to work with former Penn runner Josh Seeherman, who always brings energy and enthusiasm. He has a deep knowledge of all things track & field and he remains a huge fan of Heps.
Such a fan that he recently emailed me this: “In the aftermath of Ben True’s 5k time that was the best by a Heps athlete ever, we definitely need an ‘all-time all races alumni’ records list.”
Now, that is far easier said than done, but we are game. And we hope you are, too. Josh decided to start, offering the all-time Heps’ grad men’s marathon record of 2:08:47 set by Bob Kempainen at Boston in 1994 (although Josh points out that he was aided by a strong tailwind). That’s Kempainen above.
So, if you think of a post-grad recordholder, offer it up in comments. Thanks to Josh, this effort is now underway.