On This Day in History | 1988

Whitneys 1977 XC
The Whitneys: Mark (left) & Andy bookend Laura ’82 in 1977

On this day 31 years ago, Mark Whitney ’78 and Andy Whitney ’79 took the top two spots in the Long Island Marathon. Here is the recap from Newsday‘s George Usher:

Whitney Brothers Run 1-2 in LI Marathon

After pacing each other most of the way, Mark broke free of Andy Whitney to win in 2 hours, 30 minutes and 18 seconds at Eisenhower Park. Andy, who lives in Stony Brook, where both were top long distance runners at the Stony Brook School, finished second in 2:31:07. It was his second straight year in that position after losing to Texan Mark Bishop in last year’s marathon. Last year Mark Whitney won the half-marathon, an event in which approximately 6,300 runners finished yesterday. There were approximately 900 finishers in the full marathon.

Mark, who is 27, a year older than Andy, won Newsday‘s half-marathon last year in 1:07:56, slightly better than yesterday’s winning time of 1:08:34 by Bob Giambalvo of Shirley.


LI Marathon


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