Tom Fleming, American long distance runner, Died at 65


Tom Fleming was born in 1951 and died on April 19, 2017.

He was a American runner.

Fleming won the 1973 and 1975 New York City Marathon.

Tom was the runner-up twice in the Boston Marathon in 1973 and 1974 and finished six times in the top ten in the BAA marathon.

He was won the Cleveland, Toronto, Los Angeles, Jersey Shore (3 times) and Washington DC marathons in the 1970s.

His career personal best was 2:12:05 in the Boston Marathon 1975.

Fleming became famous for running 110 to 150 miles per week to train for road racing.

He then gained the United Nations Peace Medal in 1977.

During May 2013, he was inducted into the American RRCA Distance Running Hall of Fame.

During July 2014, he was inducted into the National Distance Running Hall of Fame in Utica, NY.

He died from a heart attack.

Tom Fleming passed away at 65 years old.