Skip to comments.When Did John Kerry Run the Boston Marathon?
Posted on 10/05/2004 11:40:40 AM PDT by americaprd
Recently, Football Fans for Truth learned that John Kerry claimed a significant achievement: qualifying and running the Boston Marathon.
In an ESPN interview, he said, "I ran a marathon back in '80, something like that. Did the Boston Marathon."
An ESPN analysis of his athletic achievements mentions that "[he] ran the Boston Marathon in the 1970s".
In its November 2004 issue, Runner's World observes that John Kerry "[ran] the Boston Marathon in the '70s".
In April 2002, John Kerry was the starter for the Boston Marathon. The Daily Free Press reports that Senator Kerry "lamented the fact that time constraints had made it impossible for him to run in the Marathon, which he participated in 20 years ago."
In a conversation with a Iowa state senator, John Kerry said, "I remember my first Boston Marathon ... it's a great run."
In a later article, ESPN tried to nail down the exact date and reported that "there's no official record of his feat, and his campaign did not provide further details despite repeated inquiries." The November issue of Runner's World reports that "he doesn't recall his time, and no official record exists".
While we hold that John Kerry is not fit to be sports-fan-in-chief, Football Fans for Truth will alert their many readers to John Kerry's Boston Marathon run as evidence of our dedication to honesty and openness. But we're not sure exactly when this event occurred. Did he run it twice, once in the 70s and once in 1980, or once in 1980 and once in 1982? When did he qualify for the marathon?
We aren't too surprised that John Kerry doesn't remember his time. After all, he can't remember the name of an historic football stadium or current baseball players, so how can we expect him to remember an event that happened 20....no, 22...no, 24 or 25, maybe?...years ago?
I have watched the Boston Marathon, and as I said, My friend ran in the Boston Marathon, and when you run 26 miles non stop, you remember it. It even takes you days to recover.
That's not the question. It should be:
Any clear evidence to show Kerry did
Hey Bunky,that's a great time you ran...are you running anymore?
Not on the treadmill, pansy boy.
Edwards, much as I dislike him, has run some real marathons in respectable times.
Yeah and he's a double-ought spy too.. Jethro Kerry is just a big ol' north eastern liberal psuedo-communist lug... and his daddy Jeb Kennedy and granma the Grannybeast are just out shootin for some food and up out of ground came a bubblin a buttload of sedition, treason, and propaganda from the main stream media outlets.. HOO-WE.. says Jeb.. I figure we'll move to Hollyweird... and git culturated... Jethro bone up on yer cyphers.. Granny load the truck..
(Eddie Murphy laugh) First the moron Al Gore and then John freepin Kerry.. and Bob "welfare pimp" Dole couldn't even get the pitty vote.... and Georgie Bush really does take after Alfred E. Nueman somewhat... I'm tellin ya a bi-partisan sitcom could make a fortune if there even was such a thing as bi-partisan... which there isn't.. only ones that beleives that myth are republicans..
Which marathons, and what were his times?
http://www.bluestatesforbush.com/ Follow up notes: 9/29/04. According to Hal Higdon's Boston: A Century of Running, (page 193) from 1975-1979, runners in Kerry's age group would need to have run a 3:00 marathon in certified race to be accepted as an entrant in the Boston Marathon. In 1980, that standard was dropped to the virtually unattainable 2:50 minutes.
Although as an "unofficial entrant," Senator Kerry would not have had to complete a marathon in a qualifying time.
One last thing that every Boston Marathoner knows is how long did it take you to get to the starting line? Before the advent of time chips for your shoes there was always this running argument between runners about whether or not to count the time it took to actually start your run.
Being a back of the packer 1 year it took 12 minutes, the other 8 minutes.
I've finished 10 marathons since the late '70s. I was a middle of the pack runner in all of 'em, but the finishing times for each of the races are seared, seared in my memory ...
Anyone want to bet he's not licensed to fly all those aircrafts either? Or ANY of them maybe?
He reminds me of Commander McBragg:
Horse manure! Kerry was in the tin-can (destroyer) Navy and the brown-water (river patrol) Navy. He was never a brown-shoe (aviation). What would aeronautics have to do with destroyers and Swift boats?
I HEREBY CLAIM THE $50,000, I ran with John Kerry in 1980..no it was 1981, wait it was 1983 I remember now..yeah that's the ticket 1983...
He was so concerned about missing a day in the Senate I remember that well...he took his pet hamster with him...his daughters cheered him on...he had his $5,000 custom made jogging shoes and outfit...
I have some documents to prove it, I will fax you copies of the doc from Kinkos..
ps what type font was in use in 1983?
The guy is a pathological liar...
Sorry, I don't have time to track it down now.
I had read at one time that Edwards finished 5 marathons, including the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington. His best time was supposed to have been about 3 and 1/2 hours. (I believe it was in an issue of Runner's World.)
This is the World of Commander McKerry Your hair will curl in the World of McKerry. He fights monsters galore And then asks for still more Or so says the brag of McKerry. When on the hill the marines plant a flag They may be led by Commander McKerry. With a cannon in hand He can beat any band Or so says the brag of McKerry. Fencing and fighting and round table knighting And slaying of dragons, too. Shipping and sailing and great harpoon whaling There's nothing McKerry can't do. Hunting and trapping and gold miner mapping And flying to Timbuktu. Roping and riding and Indian guiding Commander McKerry comes through. This is the World of Commander McKerry Your head will whirl in the World of McKerry. He can do anything In his world he's a king Or so says the brag of McKerry
Yep...reminds me a lot of ol' Algore with his self-aggrandizin' memory of his supposed achievements. If Kerry'd really run the Boston Marathon, I gotta bet he'd have pictures that wouldda somehow made it into his campaign.
I've never been an athlete, but I remember my time for the one-mile run I had to do to pass my Army PT test.
When you run your first Boston Marathon, you remember not only the year, but the day, your time, and the weather!!!!!
One who doesn't remember, Did Not Run The Boston Marathon!!
There were probably some secret military missions that involved Kerry flying an aircraft. He can't tell us about those secret missions. /sarcasm
Or it might be another made up story to show that George Bush isn't the only candidate who can fly. - Tom