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”.