Maine to Washington DC Run for Charity
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Gary Allen, DOB 01/29/1957, is the founder and race director for the highly acclaimed Mount Desert Island Marathon, the Maine edge said, "It took one guy with a crazy idea to start an event that is making a positive difference for Mount Desert Island and the entire state of Maine."


He is one of a very exclusive group who have recorded sub 3 hour marathons in five consecutive decades. He has run over 100,000 lifetime miles. He is ranked in the top 10 for the longest time span between first and last sub 3 hour marathons.


For the past 9 years (soon to be 10!) he has started his year by running the fabled Boston Marathon route on New Years morning just for fun!

Gary has competed in 21 editions of the Boston Marathon and in 15 New York City Marathons, his personal bests on these demanding courses are 2:40:04 and 2:39:20 respectively.


The 1968 winner of the Boston Marathon, Amby Burfoot called Gary The Master of the Marathon.


His profile was recently featured in Maine Magazine.


He has competed in 91 career marathons, finishing 67 of them under 3 hours.


Gary has also competed in 6 Ultra marathons. (distances greater than 26.2 miles.)

Gary's running has been featured in numerous news reports over the years as seen here and here. FAB running interviewed Gary here.


He is a co-founder of Crow Athletics running club which now has members all over the USA and abroad.


He is the founder and co-director of the Great Cranberry Island Ultra Marathon, named the 'Best Race Ever' by Runner's World Magazine. This event will host the US National Ultra Marathon Championships in 2013.


Gary is an accomplished motivational speaker and coach, his families roots date back to the first settlers on a Great Cranberry a small offshore Maine island.


In Janurary 2013 Gary ran 705.2 miles from the summitt of Maine's Cadillac Mountain to Washington DC for charity.

The December 2013 edition of Running Times Magazine featured this article about Gary's motivation and passion for running.


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