Blue Angel Marathon: Blanton's victory is all about the shoes(Pensacola News Journal) Jesse Blanton arrived at the start of the Blue Angel Marathon on Saturday having forgotten his running shoes. He dashed and found a vendor willing to give him shoes with a promise of payment at the end of the race.
Blanton went on to win in 2:34:20, and the vendor got his money.
News From: Saturday, February 23, 2002
Blue Angel Marathon
Human Interest Story
Runner makes Blue Angel his 248th marathon(News Journal) Hajime Nishi, 53, holds the world record for running marathons on all seven continents in a 168-day period in 1997, and now will add another marathon to his long list of races at the Blue Angel.