Meet you at Mile 9: Megerle’s legacy extends nearly five decades, many more miles

You can find Donald Megerle, director of the Tufts University President’s Marathon Challenge, at Mile 9 of the Boston Marathon every year, banana in hand and arms outstretched, ready for a hug from Tufts runners donning golden singlets. “I like thinking, as far as I’m concerned, that they’re running to me,” Megerle said. “It’s not an […]

Tufts Marathon Team given 50 bibs for 2018 Boston Marathon

This year Tufts will have 50 community members running in the 2018 Boston Marathon, according to Don Megerle, coach of the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT). According to Megerle, who became the team’s coach in 2003 after former University President Lawrence Bacow started a running group the year prior, 50 participants is a large increase over the past two years. “Last year Tufts had 35 bibs and the […]

Marathon profile: Mauri Honickman

Mauri Honickman, a senior sociology major, ran in the Boston Marathon yesterday as a member of the Tufts Marathon Team. She began training in the fall of her junior year, although she originally planned to train for a half-marathon in the beginning. “I was kind of looking for a challenge, something outside of my academics, something outside […]

Eric Johnson promoted to senior vice president of University Advancement

Eric Johnson, who has been a staff member at Tufts for the past 28 years, was recently promoted from vice president to senior vice president of the University Advancement Division. He will start in his new position on Friday, April 1.  Johnson started working at Tufts as a development officer in the School of Arts and Sciences. He held his former position […]

All Tufts Marathon Team members finish this year’s rainy race

On April 20, also known as Marathon Monday, the Tufts Marathon Team (TMT) participated in the 119th annual Boston Marathon. The course started on Main Street in Hopkinton and stretched 26.2 miles, ending on Boylston Street in Boston. According to TMT’s Crowdrise fundraising page, the group raised $405,698.00 this year. Since the team’s inception in 2003, it has raised more than $4,554,711.00. […]

Tufts students, alumni travel to Iceland for marathon

A group of 12 runners from Tufts, a number of whom are members of the Tufts Marathon Team, traveled to Reykjavik, Iceland to participate in the 2014 Islandsbanski Reykjavik Marathon through sponsorship by the Office of Alumni Relations’ Tufts Travel-Learn Program from Aug. 20 to Aug. 24. Tufts Marathon Team Coach Don Megerle said that […]