of America Marathon
Three Columbia Track Club runners have twice been under 2:40 and two of them were actually twice under 2:36. Bob O'Connell has the fastest CTC time--2:32:29 in 1981, the fourth best ever for anyone. He followed that with a 2:35:58 in 1982. Steve Stonecipher-Fisher has the sixth best ever with 2:33:38 in 1988 and he has a 2:35:32 from 1980. Dick Hessler is the other CTC runner with two sub 2:40s: 2:39:43 in 1975 and in 1976 only two seconds slower. Stonecipher-Fisher's two sub-2:36s got him two first place finishes, while O'Connell's two got him two seconds, both of them behind Jon Herbert. Hessler's two sub-2:40s gave him third and fourth place finishes.