Tom McCormack

Tom McCormack

Tom McCormack was already a well-established Club Runner in his native home of Ireland when he left in September 1973 and came to East Tennessee State University to become a member of ETSU's famed "Irish Brigade".

His SFTC involvement includes being a two-time King of the Road Winner in 1981 and 2014 (in which his 2014 average time of 29:42 is the fastest K & Q of all time. Tom's average world percent of 90.51% is world class

However, Tom's greatest success is as a nationally recognized master's runner who's won several USATF age group championships. He was featured in a Runner's World Magazine March 26, 2014 article titled: "Tom McCormack is Swift at 60" which stated: "How did Tom McCormack... suddenly become the best 60-year-old road racer in the United States and probably the World." He was the individual USATF Grand Prix champion in the 60-64 age group for 2014 when he was named USATF Male Masters Runner of the Year. The award goes to the outstanding male masters long distance runner in the United States, and all runners 40 and older are considered.

Some of Tom McCormack's USATF & National Championship Results are:

Tom also holds Tennessee state age-group records for the mile at ages 57, 58, 59, 60, 61, and 62, and holds 5K marks at ages 58, 59, 61, 62, 63, and 64.

His lifetime personal records include: 1 Mile in 4:08, 5K in 14:58, 4 Mile in 19:39, 10K in 30:15, and Half Marathon in 1:06:52