Fred Ross III, 71, Vernon Vt., has recorded the most finishes of anyone in the history of the race with 42, and he became the first member of the race’s 300-Mile Club. Ross also has the longest active streak of consecutive finishes with 41. In 2017 and 2018 he was the top finisher in the 70-74-year age group. He has also directed races including the Mt Equinox race, which was held in the 1970’s and gave runners a chance to tune up for Mt Washington. Fred’s connection to the race (and the mountain) run deep. He proposed to his wife at the finish of the race, and they later married at the Tip Top House, at the mountain’s summit. Fred is also a multi-time participant in Alton Weagle Day that takes place each Memorial Day weekend at the Auto Road.