Greg Meyer

Greg Meyer, coach of the John Hancock Employee Runner Team,  was the last American to win the Boston Marathon in 1983, crossing the finish line in one of the fastest American times ever run on the course (2:09:00). During his prolific career he also won the 1982 Chicago Marathon, the 1980 Detroit Marathon, and set ten American road racing records and two world records in the 15K and Ten Mile. Greg’s range of talent across all distances set him apart from many road racers of his day as he also excelled at cross-country and track, winning several national titles and setting an indoor American record in the 5,000 meters.  (Image credit: John Hancock)

Motivation Monday

What’s important to you? Is it to prove to yourself you can push beyond what you previously thought you could do?


Greg Meyer is the last American to win the Boston Marathon, but he thinks that could chance come Monday.

Could An American Win 117th Boston Marathon? Greg Meyer Thinks It Could Happen

Could an American runner win the 117th Boston Marathon? The last one to do so, Greg Meyer, thinks it could happen.


Joan Benoit Samuelson, 53, finished the Boston Marathon in under three hours.

Samuelson To Run 117th Boston Marathon, Other Former Champs To Be Honored

The field for the 117th Boston Marathon will include several former champions, including two-time women’s champ Joan Samuelson.