Local Savannah runner Isaiah Douglas, 52, recently received an achievement award for running the Boston Marathon fifteen times. Douglas was recognized during the inaugural Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame induction ceremony held on Friday November 19, 2013 in Richmond, Virginia.
The ninth annual summit of the National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA) was held in conjunction with the Richmond Anthem Marathon. The Black Distance Runners Hall of Fame ceremony honored runners in several categories. Inductees included distance running pioneer Ted Corbitt and 1977 Boston Marathon runner-up Marilyn Bevans. Additionally, NBMA members who have achieved various records, including running 100 marathons, running a marathon in the 50 America states, or running a marathon on seven continents were honored.
Isaiah Douglas is also the founder of the Savannah Pacers, a group dedicated to helping African Americans reach for healthier lifestyles by becoming active primarily through running.