Pittsburgh marathon inducts three into its Hall of Fame
Pittsburgh Three Rivers Marathon, Inc. (P3R) has announced its seventh class of inductees to the Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame.
The 2015 award recipients with local ties include accomplished marathoners Mary Alico, Terry Stanley and Eric Wilkins and former Richard S. Caliguri City of Pittsburgh Great Race race director Mike Radley. The inductees will be honored during the 2015 Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon weekend of events.
The 2015 inductees represent outstanding athletic achievements and a commitment to quality race events in Pittsburgh.
● Mike Radley served as the race director of the Richard S. Caliguri City of Pittsburgh Great Race, a post he held for 25 years until his retirement as director of the Pittsburgh Department of Parks and Recreation in 2013. He has also been involved in every Pittsburgh Marathon since its inception in 1985.
Post-retirement, Mr. Radley continues to be involved with the Richard S. Caliguri City of Pittsburgh Great Race and the Dick’s Sporting Goods Pittsburgh Marathon.
● Accomplished marathoner Mary Alico, who graduated from Indiana High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, competed in the 1988, 1992 and 1996 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials. In 1997, she placed third at the USA Marathon Championship to earn a spot in the World Championships held in Athens, Greece.
Ms. Alico set a personal best of 2:32:42 to win the 1996 Grandma’s Marathon. At the 2001 Pittsburgh Marathon, she finished fifth with a time of 2:45:02. In addition, she continues to compete at a high level, and in 2012, she placed fourth in the Masters division (40 and older) at the USA Cross Country Championships. Ms. Alico now lives in Boulder, Colorado.
● Seasoned marathoner Terry Stanley, who graduated from Ridgeway High and Mansfield University of Pennsylvania, has achieved several marathon wins throughout the years at the Erie Marathon (1977, 1978, 1990 and 2005), Skylon Marathon (1981 and 1982) and God’s Country Marathon (1978, 1979, 1981 and 1988). Mr. Stanley qualified for the 1980 U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials clocking 2:18:57. He now lives in Eldred, PA.
● Eric Wilkins, who graduated from Moon Area High School and Indiana University of Pennsylvania, set his personal best at the 1983 Boston Marathon with a time of 2:23:02. Mr. Wilkins has run in several Pittsburgh Marathons and placed in the top 20 in 1985, 1986, 1989, and 1991. He competed in the 2003 and 2013 Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. He now lives in Scott Township.
The Pittsburgh Marathon Hall of Fame was established in 2009 with the revival of the Pittsburgh Marathon. Inductees are selected based on a wide variety of criteria, including international competitive standing, geographical connection to Western Pennsylvania and contribution to the Pittsburgh Marathon.