PR Manager Davidson Sets "NASCAR Record" for Boston Marathon Jeremy Davidson runs 26.2-mile event in 3:27:19 DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2006) -- Granted, Jeremy Davidson finished a few laps down to the Boston Marathon's winner, Kenyan ...
PR Manager Davidson Sets "NASCAR Record" for Boston Marathon
Jeremy Davidson runs 26.2-mile event in 3:27:19
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 17, 2006) -- Granted, Jeremy Davidson finished a few laps down to the Boston Marathon's winner, Kenyan Robert Cheruiyot. On the other hand, Davidson finished ahead of more than 15,000 other runners.
In the process, Davidson also established an unofficial record for NASCAR types in the renowned event held for the 110th time on Monday, with a time of 3 hours, 27 minutes and 19 seconds.
A total of 22,519 runners were on hand, the second-highest turnout in the event's history. Davidson was listed as finishing 5,105th after averaging a steady pace of 7 minutes, 55 seconds per mile.
"The conditions were ideal, it was an incredible event, and it was an honor to be part of it all," Davidson said.
Davidson, from Amherst, Mass., handles public relations outreach for NASCAR's weekly and regional competition levels. Boston was his fourth marathon; Davidson qualified via a time of 3:07 this past January at the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Fla. (A time of 3:10 is required for qualification.)
Davidson's run Monday nudged him past the two others from NASCAR to have run Boston -- NASCAR Director of Corporate Marketing Brian Corcoran (3:40:48 in 2002); and two-time Daytona 500 champion Michael Waltrip (4:33.31 in 2000).
"I guess I can tell people I'm faster than a guy who won the Daytona 500 -- as long as we're both on foot," said Davidson.
Next up for Davidson: Honing in on the 1979 Boston time of 2:53.35, by veteran runner J.J. O'Malley, Senior Editor for International Speedway Corporation's Publications Department.