The 2016 Mount Washington Hall of Fame inductees:
Francis Darrah – won the race in the first two years it was held (1936 & 1938). He broke his own course record in 1938 running a 1:15:28. He is one of only nine people who have ever held the course record at Mt Washington. He is also one of the three men in the history of the race to set the course record multiple times, the others Hall of Fame members Bob Hodge and Gary Crossan.
George Etzweiler – is the oldest finisher (95 in 2015), and finished eight times between the age of 85 and 95. All of his times rank between 7th and 34th for 80+ runners. He is the only runner over age 88 to finish the race. He currently owns eight single-age records (85,86,87,89,91,92,93,95). He also holds the 85-89 Age Group Record (AGR) (2:33:20), 90-94 AGR (2:48:25) and 95+ (3:28:41) AGR.
Cathy Hodgdon – had three consecutive wins from 1980-1982. Her three times averaged 1:24:07. Cathy holds the single age record for age 22 with her 1:22:57 in 1981. That record is the second oldest women’s record in existence. In 1980 she set the 20-24 AGR (1:26:24) which she lowered in 1981 (1:22:57) and lowered again in 1982 (1:22:10).