Dave Dunham

Hometown: Bradford, Massachusetts

Dave winning the 1989 Mt Washington Race
Dave winning the 1989 Mt Washington Race

First ran at Mt Washington in 1988, winning the race and becoming the first person to run under 1:01 with a then course record of 1:00:50. He won again the following year in what is still the closest finish in the history of the race, beating Hall of Famer Bob Hodge by one second. He won for a third time in 1994 passing the early leaders in the second half as they succumb to the scorching heat. He currently holds the single-age (35) and 35-39 age group record with his 1:00:37 run in 1999. He also holds the single-age (24) and 20-24 age group record with his 1:01:50 from 1988. He holds the age 48 single-age record, 1:08:19 from 2012. He is one of only two men who own multiple state records, with his Massachusetts record of 1:00:37 and New Hampshire record of 1:00:44. He is ranked second in sub-1:02 finishes with four and is tied with Hall of Famer Keith Woodward with the most top 10 finishes (15). He has the most top 5 finishes in the history of the race with 15. He ranks third all-time in prize money winnings with $7,650. His 24 finishes at Mt Washington ranks 35th on the “most finishes” list. In 2006 he published “Only One Hill – A history of the Mt Washington road race” and is frequently referred to as the “Mt Washington Road Race Historian”.

Craig Fram

Fram 2013 Mt WashingtonHome Town: Derry N.H.

Ran his first Mt Washington in 1995 finishing in a tie for second with teammate Dave Dunham. Two years later he won the race. He has won more money than any other person in the history of the race. He set the course record for masters (age 40+) in 2001 and again in 2003. The record he broke in 2001 had been the longest-held record in the history of the race (1962-2001). In 2009 he broke the senior (50+) age group record running a 1:06:58, taking more than 5 1⁄2 minutes off of the previous record. He is the oldest runner to break 1:10 with his 1:09:52 in 2013 at age 54. He owns three of the top eight 40-49 times and the top three times for the 50-59 age group. He has the single-age records for ages 44, 49, 50, 52, and 54. He has finished in the top five six times which ranks tied for 7th all-time. He has finished in the top ten 7 times which ranks 9th all-time. He has run nine times under 1:10 which ranks 8th all-time. He has run under 1:05 five times which ranks 7th all-time.

Search Craig’s Stats at the MWRR Race Records Site