All results from 1928 - today

1928

C.C. Pyle organized the International Trans-continental Foot Race in 1928. The vision of the successful sports promoter set a  first price award of $25,000. The race started March 4th in Los Angeles with 199 runners . 84 days later, 55 runners finished the race at the Madison Square in New York.

POS. NAME ADDRESS AGE TIME
1 Andrew Payne Foyil, OK 19 573h.04m.34s
2 John Salo Passaic, NJ & Finland 588h.40m.13s
3 Phillip Granville Hamilton, Ontario, Canada 614h.42m.30s
4 Mike Joyce Cleveland, OH & Ireland 34 636h.43m.03s
5 Guisto Umek Trieste, Italy 641h.27m.16s
6 H. William Kerr Minneapolis, MN 641h.37m.47s
7 Louis J. Perrella Los Angeles, CA & Albany, NY 658h.45m.42s
8 Ed Gardner Los Angeles, CA & Seattle, WA 28 659h.56m.47s
9 Frank R. vonFlue (vonHue) Kerman, CA 661h.31m.49s
10 John Cronick Saskatoon, Sas., Canada 24 666h.42m.38s
11 Harry Abramowitz Bronx, NY 21 679h.41m.16s
12 Roy McMurtry Newhall, CA & Indianapolis, IN 705h.42m.52s
13 James A. Pollard Reno, NV 26
14 August Scherrer Uster, Switzerland 699h.08m.07s
15 Seth Gonzalez Denver, CO 712h.01h.27s
16 Allan D. Currier Rogue River, OR 21 703h.20m.28s
17 Tony (Antonio) Constantinoff Toronto, Canada & Russia 21
18 Arthur E. Killingsworth Lomis, CA 34
19 George M. Rehayn Daly City, CA & Germany 40 721h.38m.40s
20 Fred Kamler Miami Beach, FL & Germany 732h.42m.14s
21 Paul A. Smith Gates, OR 43
22 George Liebergall Bellevue, Alberta, Canada
23 Roy T. Sandsberry Los Angeles, CA
24 John Vierra Alameda, CA (Hawaii) 24
25 H.S. (Hoke) Norville Los Angeles, CA 28
26 William Morady (Morely) Newark, NJ 22 803h.47m.s
27 Norman Cadeluffi (Codeloppi, Codeluppi) Pasadena, CA 20
28 Harry R. Gunn Los Angeles, CA
29 Arthur Richman Brooklyn, NY
30 George Jussick (Juskick, Jushick) Poland 35
31 Stanley Stevens (Stevano) Calgary, Alberta, Canada
32 Karl L. Larsen Los Angeles, CA 23
33 John Stone, Jr. Marion, IN
34 Teodocio C. Rivera Minneapolis, MN & Manila, Phillipines
35 Tobie Joseph (T. Josephs) Cotton Los Angeles, CA & New Orelans, LA 16
36 Paul "Hardrock" Simpson Burlington, NC
37 Wynn R. Roberts Wallace, ID 23
38 Herbert Hedeman New York, NY & Australia 46
39 Richard J. Thomas Brooklyn, NY & Cornwall, England 21
40 Guy H. Shields Los Angeles, CA 36
41 C.R. (Claude) Brown Home Gardens, CA
42 Thomas B. Ellis Los Angeles, CA & Hamilton, Canada 924h.06m.23s
43 Alfred Middlestate Baltimore, MD
44 Samuel Richman New York, NY
45 Sammy Robinson Atlantic City, NJ
46 J. Eugene Germaine Montreal, Canada
47 John E. Pederson Norway 43
48 Morris Richman Mount Vernon, NY
49 O.B. "Pat" Harrison Los Angeles, CA & Sullivan, MO 25
50 Wildfire Thompson Berryville, AR 27 1000 plus
51 Sydney S. Morris Los Angeles, CA 43
52 Ernest A. Cooney Los Angeles, CA 23
53 Juri Lossman Tallinna, Estonia
54 Mike Kelly Goshen, IN
55 Anton Isele Austria

199 Starters

1929

Even after a loss of $100,000 in the first years event, C.C. Pyle organized a second edition starting at the Columbus Circle in New York. More than 100 runners started but after 5 days there where only 55 runners left in the race. After 3 weeks only 31 runners were still in the race. The first years second price winner Johnny Salo and Peter Gavuzzi fought a tight battle. Salo won with a 2 minute and 46 second margin.  The promised price money was never payed since C.C. Pyle was bankrupted.

POS. Name Age TIME
1 John Salo 36 525:57:20
2 Peter Gavuzzi 23 526:00:07
3 Guisto Umek 538:46:52
4 Samuel Richman 571.29:29
5 Paul Simpson 24 586:30:53
6 Phillip Granville 33 618:54:23
7 Mike B. McNamara 38 627:45:28
8 Herbert Hedeman 47 631:23:48
9 Harry Abramowitz 22 634:46:20
10 Mike Joyce 35 689:02:52
11 Guy H. Shields 37 698:17:29
12 Elwin Harbine 727:56:16
13 Elmer Cowley 23 742:0027
14 O.B. Harrison 26 748:20:51
15 Joseph Spangler 21 755:59:14
16 George M. Rehayn 41 765:00:52
17 Charles Eskins 42 783:56:46
18 Morris Richman 854:11:11
19 George Jussick 36 882:07:34

Over 100 Starters

1985

(not a official race with 3 starters)
Malcolm Campell (GB) and Marvin Skargerberg (USA) ran the Lou Gehrig Race for Life.
Anaheim, CA New York City, NY
3559 miles/5728km   41 miles/day - 66km/day/ 6 rest days
Marvin Skagerberg won with 16 Minutes ahead of Malcolm Campell

1992 Trans Am

Inspired from the Tom Mc Nab Novel „Flanagans run“ Michael Kenney placed an ad in Ultrarunning zu bring the Trans America Footrace back to life. Jesse Reiley answered and together they planned a race from Hunington Beach LA to Central Park in New York. With a race fee of $200 they organized water, Gatorade and Powerbars every 3 miles. The runners slept in gym halls or camped.

Huntington Beach, CA-New York, NY      6.20- 8.22.92
2935 miles/ 4722 km      45.9miles/day - 73,8 km/day

POS. Name Age TIME
1 David Warady 35 USA 521:35:57  9,0 km/h
2 Milan Milanovich 32 SWI +5:40:24
3 Tom Rogozinski 24 USA +7:12:57
4 Richard Westbrook 45 USA +15:57:07
5 Emile Laharrague 45 FRA +21:02:06
6 Edward Kelley 34 USA +23:33:48
7 Helmut Schieke 53 GER +41:29:43 8,4 km/h
8 Peter Hodson 37 GBR +74:44:04
9 Stefan Schlett 30 GER +97:52:25
10 Marty Sprengelmeyer 46 USA +119:20:33
11 John Wallis 55 USA +131:38:40
12 John Surdyk 36 USA +173:54:44
13 Serge Debladis 44 FRA +182:33:13 6,7km/h

28 Starters

1993 Trans Am

Laura Michael was the first female who finished a Trans America race.

Huntington Beach, CA-New York, NY  6.19-8.21.93
2,912.35 miles/ 4686km in 64 stages      45.9miles/day - 73,8 km/day

POS. Name Age TIME
1 Ray Bell 46 USA 486:41:08
2 Pat Farmer 31 AUS +15:49:15
3 Lorna Michael 34 F USA +99:33:59
4 Edward Kelley 35 USA +121:22:02
5 Tomoya Takaishi 51 JP +149:29:38
6 Rüdiger Dittmann 32 GER +203:49:55

13 Starters

1994 Trans Am

Huntington Beach, CA-New York, NY       6.18 – 8.20.94
2925.7 miles/ 4707,5 km in 64 stages  45.7 miles/day - 73,6 km/day

POS. Name Age TIME
1 Istvan Sipos 35 HUN 517:43:02
2 Dante Ciolfi 39 USA +45:28:02
3 Michiyoshi Kaiho 50 JP +69:19:00
4 Motohiko Sato 29 JP +78:55:20
5 Kawika Spaulding 40 USA +81:05:22

14 Starters

1995 Trans Am

The last edition of the Trans Am races was very well sponsored bythe japanese corporation Moonbat. Mravlje, Bell, Horton and Farmer fought a hard battle. This race was the most competitive of all four Trans Am races. Dusan Mravlje had a overall pace of 6.8 miles/hour or 10,9 km/h. Even 6. Place Manfred Leistmann was faster than the winners of the previous years.

2906.1miles/ 4676km 45.4 miles/day- 73.1 km/day

 POS. Name Age TIME
1 Dusan Mravlje 42 SLO 427:59:00
2 Ray Bell, 47 USA +16:50:31
3 David Horton 45 USA +21:27:51
4 Patrick Farmer 32 AUS +33:14:50
5 Nobuaki Koyago, 38 JP +34:25:58
6 Manfred Leismann 48 GER +53:32:18
7 Jun Onoki 40 JP +89:01:04
8 Eiko Endo, 45F JP +123:46:01
9 Michiyoshi Kaiho, 51 JP +141:54:26
10 Don Winkley 57 USA 307:37:43

14 Starters

2002 Run Across USA

Alan Firth organized two Trans America races in 2002 and 2004 based on his knowledge crewing in some of Jesse Reiley's races.
3084.4 miles/ 4961.2 km in 71 days    68.9 km/day

POS. Name Age TIME
1 Martin Wagen 32 SWI 514:45:05
2 Shoji Nishi 54 JP 574:45:12 + 60:00:07
3 Yuji Takeishi 56 JP 613:33:33 + 98:48:28
4 Nobuyuki Shimojima 56 JP 631:28:11 +116:43:06
5 Kazuko Kaihata 48F JP 643:37:09 +128:52:04
6 Makoto Koshita 51 JP 679:31:04 +164:45:59
7 Yasuo Kanai 63 JP 709:06:35 +194:21:30
8 Mariko Sakamoto 54F JP 773:47:10 +259:02:05

11 Starters

2004 Run Across USA

3080 miles/4960km in 71 days 

POS. Name Age TIME
1. Bobby Brown 35 GB 510:47:24
2. Luc Dumont Saint Priest 39 FRA 573:08:53 +62:21:29
3. Russell Allison 40 USA 598:21:20 +87:33:56
4. Kazuhiko Horiguchi 36 JP 688:43:34 +177:56:10
5. Olivier Forti 32 FRA 708:46:42 +197:59:18
6. Takasumi Senoo 21 JP 813:43:39 +302:56:15

2011 LA-NY Footrace

Laure Magnan and Serge Girard organized the 9th race across America. The race was designed to follow the 1928 race as close as possible. The route was much more southern than the 1992-2004 races and the runners had to deal with a lot of heat in New Mexico and Oklahoma.
Huntington Beach - New York 6/19 - 8/27/2011
3193.35 miles / 5139.2 km


1.Rainer Koch, Germany 522:55:56
2.Patrick Malandain, France 629:58:22
3.Italo Orru, Italy 630:31:16
4.Serge Girard, France 694:12:53
5.Alexandro Bellini, Italy 746:28:49
6.James Adams, Great Britain 781:16:32
7.Makoto Koshita, Japan 830:33:43
8.Yoshiaki Bando, Japan 848:30:27

Markus Mueller, Ger/ Eagle USA 3074.4 miles 747:25:00
Yoshiaki Ishihara, Japan 2692.2 miles 699:08:42
Jenni De Groot, Netherlands 2560.1 miles 584:39:11
Philipe Grizard, France 2293.1 miles 596:33:18
Gérard Bavato, France 1771.3 miles 394:25:18
Yoshimi Tanaka, Japan 1025.6 miles 270:05:17

14 Starters

2012 Run America on Trails

This race was organized by Mike Samuelson to follow trails as much as possible.
Twin Harbors State Park, WA - Cape Henlopen State Park, DE   5/30 -8/17/12 
3303 miles in 80 Stages

Mike Samuelson, USA   719:47:13
Jennifer Bradley, GB    720:26:40
4 Starters

Note: These informations where collected from a lot of different sources and are as accurate as possible.
The total times of these runs might not show non competitive stages without time keeping. Sometimes the first and last or
part of the last stage in a continental stage race are run non competitive.