Tom Fleming won the 1973 and 1975 NYC Marathons. In 1973 and 1974, Tom was second in Boston. Fleming was old school, one would churn 140 miles a week with two runs a day. In 1975, in the year Bill Rodgers won his first Boston marathon, Tom ran 2:12:05, his PB.
I always enjoyed my time with Tom Fleming. From a random phone call, to the long interview I did with Tom in May 2013 at his RRCA Hall of Fame induction, Tom’s love of the sport, his friends and family were obvious. This part of the Awards ceremony includes comments by Bill Rodgers, and Tom’s daughter, Margot Fleming . Margot spoke of her father with love, affection and was obviously proud of her late father.