Michael Greene is a native of Placentia who now lives in Stephenville Crossing. He has established himself as an exceptional marathon runner.
Winner of the Tely 10 in 1974, he also owns a second and a third place finish in the historic event. He has completed six marathons with times under two hours 34 minutes. He has competed in the Boston Marathon in 1992, the Toronto Marathon in 1983 and the Nova Scotia Marathon in 1991. They are included in the races in which his time was under two hours and 34 minutes.
He won his first race in 1971 and has held numerous junior and senior records for distances from three to six miles. He set the “masters” record in 1991 in the Twin City provincial marathon championship.
After moving to Stephenville Crossing to teach school, he was very involved as a track and field, cross country and road race coach. He organized a number of cross country meets and conducted a 26 mile race in Stephenville Crossing in 1982. This is reported to be the first marathon on the West coast of the province.
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