Heart of America Marathon
Labor Day heart2.gif (4940 bytes) Columbia, Missouri


Alex Ratelle, the medical doctor from Minneapolis, ran the Heart of America Marathon eight times, winning the age 40+ award every one of those eight times, with a personal best of 2:53:33 in 1969. He still has the 50+ record of 2:54:40, set in 1975, the last year he ran HOA.