Tom Green (runner)

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Tom Green (65 years old as of March 25 of 2016)[1] is an ultra-runner and the first man to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. He earned this distinction when there were only four 100 mile trail races in the United States.[2]

He joined the Howard County Striders and is now in their hall of fame for his accomplishments. As a Strider, Tom has completed more than 175 ultramarathons.[3]

Green is known as "grandfather of ultrarunning", and the "original ultrarunner"[4]

He has run over 280 ultramarathons.[5]

He previously attended Concord University.[6]

Green is a carpenter by trade.[1]

In the Summer of 2014, Tom Green ran 100 miles in the Western States Endurance Run and finished in under 30 hours. He was 63 years old.[7]

On April 20 of 2015,[1] Green was trimming a branch from a tree and the branch fell and hit Green in the head 'like a baseball bat' Green was airlifted to a hospital and received multiple skull fractures and some inner ear damage. His carotid artery received some damage. Upon reaching the Shock Treament Center in Baltimore, Maryland, he was put into a medically induced coma for two weeks.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Endurance sports - Freak accident can't keep ultrarunning legend Tom Green down". Espn.go.com. 2016-03-25. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  2. ^ June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11). "The First Grand Slammer: Tom Green". Irunfar.com. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  3. ^ "Hall of Fame - Thomas Green". www.striders.net. Retrieved 2016-05-10.
  4. ^ a b Gintzler, Ariella. "Trail Running Legend Tom Green Hospitalized". www.trailrunnermag.com. Archived from the original on 2016-05-13. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  5. ^ "Tom Green: The Unsung Icon". Trailrunnermag.com. 2015-12-01. Archived from the original on 2016-04-26. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  6. ^ "Tom Green Ultrarunner | A laid-back Columbia man is a pioneer in running races of 50 miles or longer - tribunedigital-baltimoresun". Articles.baltimoresun.com. 2007-11-21. Retrieved 2016-05-05.
  7. ^ "Ultrarunning Pioneer Critically Injured". Runner's World. 2015-04-28. Retrieved 2016-05-10.