Nina Kuscsik

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Nina Kuscsik (born January 2, 1939) is a retired female long-distance runner from the United States.


  • All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
Year Competition Venue Position Notes
Representing the  United States
1972 Boston Marathon Boston, United States 1st 3:10:26[1]
New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st 3:08:41[2]
1973 New York City Marathon New York, United States 1st 2:57:07[2]

Additional notable achievements:

  • Prior American women's record-holder for 50-mile run: 6:35:53, Central Park, New York, USA, 1977[3]
  • First American woman (along with Beth Bonner, 2:55:22 in same race) to record a time faster than three hours in a marathon: 1971 NYC Marathon, 2:56:04[2]
  • New York State women's speed skating champion, New York State women's roller-skating champion, and New York State women's bicycling champion, all in same year[citation needed]
  • Empire State Building climb, first woman, 1991[4]


  1. ^ "Boston Marathon History: Past Women's Open Champions". Boston Athletic Association. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c N.Y. Road Runners site (results archive accessed via "Runner Tools" Retrieved 6 May 2012
  3. ^ "RRCA Hall of Fame Inductees 1980 - 1989". Road Runners Club of America. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  4. ^ "Nina Kuscsik". New York Road Runners. Retrieved 1 August 2014. 

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