On May 25, 2003, Marathon Maniacs was born. Here is the story of how that happened.
We are Steve, Chris and Tony, running marathons and beyond is our passion. The more races the better.
It all started on May 25, 2003. After completing the Coeur ‘d Alene Marathon, Steve Yee, Chris Warren, Tony Phillippi & Sue Fauerbach were having lunch with a Spokane area Dead Runner (Terry Watanabe). The conversation was about how many marathons we have run throughout the year. Steve knew Marathon Guide’s race calendar like the back of his hand and was trying to fit as many marathons into his schedule as he could. Of course his enthusiasm was contagious as both Tony and Chris were throwing out some marathons of their own. Terry made the statement “I feel like I’m amongst a bunch of Marathon Maniacs” on an email sent to the Dead Runners Society and the name stuck. The three of them were referred to as the Maniacs from that day forward.
Soon after, Tony and Chris started thinking that it would be great to have a marathon specific running club for runners as crazy as they were. The idea was run by Steve and he loved it! And so the Marathon Maniacs were born!
We feel that marathon running is a great addiction that with support from others feeling the same way will just make that addiction grow stronger! Keep on running!
Originally posted at https://www.marathonmaniacs.com/main-maniacs
Pictured are #1 Steve Yee, #2 Chris Warren, #3 Tony Phillippi
Photo: Day before 2013 Boston Marathon