THE BOSTON GLOBE
It was 1978 when the idea was planted in Dave McGillivray’s mind.
BOSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL
Photo caption: More than 35 Boston media and sports celebrities participated in the DMSE Sports Classic Celebrity Mile sponsored by Fuddruckers at Merrimack College recently. Funds raised from the weekend-long event supported a dozen local charities. Pictured, from left: Dave McGillivray, founder, DMSE Sports Classic; Brigid Geoffrion Scannell of Fuddruckers; Lisa Hughes, anchor, WBZ-TV; and Haley Jane Davies of Fuddruckers.
Nearly 1700 participants competed in the Boston Tri last Sunday. It is not the continued growth in numbers year over year that impresses us most about this race, but the progressive way it is promoted helping to drive new blood into the sport while maintaining a competitive feel for the more hardcore.
PORTLAND PRESS HERALD
Shorthand for the TD Beach to Beacon 10K is often written as B2B.
It’s fitting, because at the heart of the race is another 2, a dynamic duo in the middle of this annual celebration of running by the sea – race founder Joan Benoit Samuelson and race director Dave McGillivray. They’ve been working together since the road race debuted in 1998.
DIGITAL SPORTS DESK
Nate Martin of Jackson, Missouri, ran at a pace of 5:56 per mile to win the 2017 DMSE Sports Classic half-marathon with a time of 1:17:37, highlighting a weekend full of running and family-friendly events held annually at Merrimack College in North Andover, Massachusetts. Aside from the official competitive races, the popular “Celebrity Mile” was staged on July 22 and Henry Richard, representing the Martin Richard Foundation, won the race by running it in 6:01.
Joan Benoit Samuelson is someone you really can’t say enough good things about. The humble Mainer probably hates the attention and adulation, but come on, she’s an Olympic gold medalist in the most brutal of competitions, the marathon, and now she’s synonymous with a world-class 10K road race.