Posted on April 20 2008
Greg Meyer was the last American to win the Boston marathon. He did so in 1983, in two hours and nine minutes — still the tenth-fastest marathon time in history. “He started by running a mile in less than four minutes — the first Michigan native to do so. The big leap, of course, was leaving his mop behind and heading for Boston, which was as much an epicenter for runners as Haight Ashbury was a draw for hippies. He got a job selling shoes in long-distance running legend Bill Rodgers’ equipment store.” John Hogan on MLive.com.