Jon W. 'Jack' Fultz (B'1976)
Georgetown College (1789-1815)
Jack Fultz set the outdoor six mile run record (28:50.0) in the 1975 IC4A Championships but his most notable victory while at Georgetown was in the 1976 Boston Marathon. The run-for-the-hoses, as the marathon became known, was held in 100-plus degree temperatures. Fewer than 40 per cent of the 1,898 starters completed the race but Fultz was able to maintain his rhythm and survive the oppressive conditions. Taking over the lead with six miles to go, he crossed the finish line in a time of 2:20.19 and became only the 5th American to win the race since WWII .
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