Apr 21, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Runners stream down Boylston Street towards the finish line during the 2014 Boston Marathon. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Marathon 2014: Random guys comes out of nowhere to lead runners, finishes 927th


The Boston Marathon is far from being something the general American public considers a Super Bowl event, but to those clued into the importance of the race, not just this year but every year, know just how massive the Boston Marathon is.

Not only is it one of the finest marathon races in the world but it features some of the fastest human beings alive. Usain Bolt is short track fast, but the runners who win the Boston Marathon are long distance fast which is much harder if not as flashy as what Usain Bolt does.

Seth Wold is not Usain Bolt — he’s not even one of the fastest runners on record in the world but that didn’t stop him from at one pony leading the entire pack at the Boston Marathon. It’s usually not a good thing to finish 927th in a race but when that race is the Boston Marathon and you’re just some random guy from Utah, it’s a pretty damn fine accomplishment.

“I cruised to the lead and paced with the eventual winner, Meb,” Wold told The Desert News after the race. “It was great to get in a solid workout with the best runners in the world. I slowed down to my long run pace after the 2.5 mile mark and loved seeing the top guys speed away. It was one of the most memorable experiences of my running life.”

He has become somewhat of a folk legend for being at the front of the pack for a short time during Monday’s marathon and while he didn’t finish with the best time, it’s hard to not consider Seth Wold one of the marathon’s biggest winners.

[H/T: Deadspin]

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