Sgt. Tony Melendez
29th Overall 
Middletown, NY
Age:  45
Time: 8:10:27



Veteran Marine Corps Marathoner Tony Melendez double-timed over the dam with the force and discipline of a salty-tongued drill sergeant. But despite his innate superiority complex, Tony had nothing but sensitive, supportive remarks for his fellow runners and the race organizers.


    "You call this an Ultramarathon?"
"I've slept through tougher marches!"
"You Pathetic, Peace-loving, Putrefied Pansies!!"