Jim has not missed a day of running for over 40 years! His athletic Career Highlights includes running and competing for Nike (1975-1984); Adidas (1984); Avia (1985 - 1986); Snohomish Track Club ( 1967-present ); and briefly for Freedom Flower Road Runners and Club Northwest.

1972 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
1975 US 50 Mile Champion
1975 US 50 Mile American Record: 5:12:41
1975 20th place in US Postal Hour Run National Championships
1976 Olympic Marathon Trials Qualifier
16 time Birch Bay Marathon Champion – World Record

World Championships:

1985 World Masters Championships: 25k - Brugge (Bruges), Belgium - 1:31:26
1985 World Masters Championships: Marathon - Rome, Italy - 2:45:11 - First American
1986 World Masters Championships: Marathon - Richmond, BC, Canada - 2:41:18 for 9th
1989 World Masters Championships: 10,000 - Eugene, OR. - 13th Place

Team USA placing at World Championships

1986 World Marathon Team Championships - 1st place, # 3 USA runner, Canada

US Championships:

1971 US Marathon National Championships - 25th place, 2:32:11; Eugene, OR
1972 US Marathon National Championships - 27th place, 2:29:24; Eugene, OR
1974 US 50k National Road Championships - 5th place, 3:10:02; Kent, WA--6TH BEST ALL TIME
1975 US Postal Hour Run National Championships - 20th place, 11 miles, 844 yards
1975 US 50 Mile National Road Championships - 1st place, 5:12:41 AR*; Seattle, WA
                *American Record  

1976 US 50k National Road Championships - 2nd place, 3:03:39*; Sacramento, CA:
                *5th all time USA
1976 US Marathon National Championships - 34th place, 2:29:33; Eugene, OR
1977 US 50 Mile National Track Championships - 8th place, 6:15:01; Santa Monica. CA
1978 US 50 Mile National Track Championships - dnf at 40 miles; Santa Monica, CA
1979 US 100k National Road Championships - 2nd place, 7:44:40; Miami, FL
1979 US 50 Mile National Road Championships - 3rd place, 5:38:51; Seattle WA
1980 US 100k National Road Championships - 3rd place, 7:51:51; Miami, FL
1980 US 50 Mile National Road Championships – 5th place, 5:32:48; Chicago, IL
1984 US Track and Field National Masters 10k Championships - 3rd place, Eugene, OR
1985 US Cross Country National Masters Championships - Fayetteville, NY 36:52
1986 US Marathon Masters National Championships – 7th place, Olympia, WA
1986 US Cross Country National Masters Championships - 14th, Holmdel, NJ, 36:06
1987 US Cross Country National Masters Championships - 18th place,10k, Seattle, WA 36:52
1988 US 50 Mile Masters National Championships; 1st place, 5:59:38; Columbus, OH
1989 US Cross Country National Masters Championships  41:36, Seattle, WA
        US Cross Country National Masters Championships; San Francisco, CA
2000 US Cross Country National Masters Championships 7th place, 32:10 8k; Pasco, WA
2004 US Cross Country National Masters Championships; 6th place, 48:13.5 10k+; Portland, OR

Team / Club National Championships:

1974 US National 50k Championships – Snohomish Track Club, 2nd place
1980 US National 100k Team Champions – Club Northwest
1986 US Masters Cross Country National Championships - Snohomish TC, 2nd place

Other Championships:

1965 British Columbia Marathon Championships - 2nd place, 2:52:21; Vancouver, BC
1969 British Columbia Marathon Championships - 4th place, 2:55:10; Vancouver, BC
1970 Montana State Marathon Championships - 2nd place 2:52:05, (multi-state event)
1972 British Columbia Marathon Championships - 2nd place, 2:24:16; Vancouver, BC
1978 Oregon AAU Championships, 50 mile – 1st place, 5:47:42, Sauvies Island, OR
1986 Montana State Masters 5k* Track and Field Championships - 1st 17:24
1986 Montana State Masters 10k* Track and Field Championships - 1st 36:53
                    *Meet Record
2003 US Northwest Regional Masters 60+ Cross Country Champion, Seattle, WA

Other Notable Competitions:

16 time Birch Bay Marathon Champion (2:26:26 best time) – World Record
1970 Victoria Marathon - 1st place, 2:41:05
1972 Trail's End Marathon - 3rd place, 2:25:35
1972 Portland Marathon – 1st place, 2:25:06
1973 Seattle Marathon - 1st place, 2:33:54
1975 Portland Marathon - 3rd place, 2:22:32

1977 Milk Marathon – 15th place, 2:39:31; Morecamb, England - First American
1979 Yakima 100k - 1st place, 7:15:01; 2nd fastest time ever by American
1979 Santa Monica 50 Mile, Track - 1st place; 5:40:49; 6th fastest all time by an American
1980 Yakima 100k - 1st place, 7:07:49; 2nd fastest time ever by an American
1982 Skagit Ultras 50 mile - 1st place, 5:42:05
1982 Oregon Ultra 60k - 1st place, 3:49:14; 4th fastest time ever by an American
1982 Yakima 100k 1st 7:56:18
1983 Baker to Bellingham, 55 miles, 1st place, 6:40:32
1983 Yakima 100k - 1st place, 7:31:15
1984 Mount Si Master’s Marathon Championship - 1st place, 2:37:44
1984 Skagit Ultras 50k - 1st place, 3:19:32 CR
1985 Emerald City Master’s Marathon championship, 1st place, 2:36:37
1988 Skagit Marathon - 1st place; 2:48:22
2 time Mercer Island Half Marathon Champion
1977 London Wall Race; London, England - First American