Tom Green (runner)

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Tom Green (born 1950/1) [1] is an ultra-runner and the first man to complete the Grand Slam of Ultrarunning. He earned this distinction when there were only five 100-mile trail races in the United States. [2]

He joined the Howard County Striders and is now in their hall of fame for his accomplishments. As a Strider, Tom has completed more than 175 ultramarathons. [3]

Green is known as "grandfather of ultrarunning", and the "original ultrarunner" [4]

He has run over 280 ultramarathons. [5]

He previously attended Concord University. [6]

Green is a carpenter by trade. [1]

In 2014, Tom Green ran 100 miles (160 km) in the Western States Endurance Run and finished in under 30 hours. He was 63 years old. [7]

On April 20, 2015, [1] Green was trimming a branch from a tree and the branch fell and hit Green in the head 'like a baseball bat' Green was airlifted to a hospital and received multiple skull fractures and some inner ear damage. His carotid artery received some damage. Upon reaching the Shock Treatment Center in Baltimore, Maryland, he was put into a medically induced coma for two weeks. [4]

In September 2017, Green finished the Yeti 100 Endurance Run [8] with a time of 29:46:43. [9]

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