John Tuttle

John Tuttle

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John Tuttle
Height 6'1" (185 cm)
Weight 154 lbs (70 kg)
Nationality United States
PR 1,500 – 3:43.8 (1978); Mile – 4:02.69 (1981); 2 miles – 8:45.6i (1978); Steeplechase – 8:35.6 (1979); 5K – 13:48.48 (1984); 10K – 28:59.3 (1983); Marathon – 2:10:51 (1983).
Born November 16, 1958 at Alfred, New York
Current Residence Villa Rica, GA
High School Alfred-Almond HS
College Auburn '81
Club Team KangaRoos

John B. Tuttle is a top master runner who represented the United States in the marathon at the 1984 Summer Olympics.

He graduated from Alfred-Almond High School (New York) in 1977 where highlights included a Penn Relays 2-mile victory in 8:57.2 and a New York Class C State Cross Country Championship in 1976. He also won the 1977 New York State Indoor mile and 1000 yard runs, singlehandedly leading Alfred-Almond to a team State Championship.

He is a 1981 graduate of Auburn University where he raced personal bests of a 1:49.54 800 meters, 3:43.94 1,500 meters, 4:01.9 mile and 8:35.74 3,000 meter steeplechase for the Tigers. Tuttle was a five-time SEC Champion in track and field and a four-time All-SEC cross country runner.

John Tuttle is second from left at 1984 Marathon Trials (Kulinski photo)

He placed 1984 Olympic Trials to make the Olympic Team behind Pete Pfitzinger and Alberto Salazar with a time of 2:11:50. He also finished third overall at the 1983 New York City Marathon in his personal best marathon time of 2:10:51. John was the 1999 Runners World Masters Runner of the Year and earned USATF Masters Age Division Runner of the Year titles in 1999, 2000, 2005 and 2006. Since turning 40, Tuttle set the American master's record at a number of distances including the Half Marathon (1:05:11 in 1999), 12k (36:12 in 1999)[1] and the 5K (14:49 in 2000),[2] and he still competes at a number of road races.

Tuttle was inducted into the RRCA Hall of Fame in 2000.[3]

Tuttle was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation and has had a heart operation to address the problem. Tuttle resides in Villa Rica, Georgia and has two sons, Joshua and Michael.

External links


  1. Retrieved 2008-11-27.
  2. Retrieved 2008-11-2
  3. Retrieved 2009-01-28.