Sumner Brown

Sumner Brown, 75, of Belmont, Mass., has been highly successful in his long history at Mt Washington and has clocked a lifetime personal best for the race of 1:10:53. He set the age-group record for men ages 45-49 in 1989, lowed it the next year, and then smashed the age 50-54 record in 1994 when he placed 18th overall in 1:12:27 – a record that stood for 15 years. In subsequent years he set the 55-59-year age group record, ran the second-fastest time ever in the 60-64-year age group, and, in 2009, broke the record for the 65-69-year age group. He holds the single-age record for age 63 and the fourth fastest time ever in the highly competitive 65-69 age group. Between 1984 and 2010 he finished the race 25 times. Most impressively, he has recorded eleven finishes on Mt. Washington in under 1 hour and 15 minutes.

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