Dan Rincon

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An All-American cross country runner at University of Maryland, Dan Rincon is the fastest marathon runner in Delaware history, having now held the state record for nearly 50 years.

Rincon led the Terrapins to the Atlantic Coast Conference cross country title in 1972 and 1974. He set the university records at 10,000 meters (30:04.01) and in the six-mile run. He set the course
records at College Park and the Naval Academy. He won the 1975 ACC title in the six-mile, and ran the two-mile in 8:49.6, the fastest ever by a Delaware runner.

At Dover Air Base High School, Dan was state Division II cross country champion in 1969 and 1970, and Division Two champion in the two mile run in 1970 and 1971.

In December 1975, he finished fourth in an international field in the Baltimore Marathon, with a 2:20:07 time, which qualified him for the 1976 Olympic Trials, and which has stood for four decades
as the fastest marathon ever run by a Delaware resident. 

He was the men’s and women’s cross country coach at Maryland from 1987 to 2000. In 2002, he was named to the Men’s ACC 50th Anniversary Cross Country Team.





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