Dan Mullen has always preached to his players about relentless effort during his time as Mississippi State head coach.
On Monday, it was Mullen’s turn to prove he had it as well competing in the Boston Marathon.
Despite it being Mullen’s first ever competitive race, the 43-year old finished the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston in 4:28:35. Mullen averaged a mile every 10:15.
“It was an absolute dream come true to not only run the Boston Marathon but to finish it,” Mullen said. “The entire experience was better than I ever imagined. When you are running, the support of the fans along the race and the camaraderie of your fellow runners pushes you to keep going and finish. It’s a scene I’ll never forget. I want to thank everyone who came out to the race and thank those who supported the Mullen 36 Family Foundation during this unforgettable journey. My hope is that this inspires the dreams of others and that we continue to help the young people in our state of Mississippi.”
Mullen finished 21,655th overall in the marathon and was 1,781st in his age bracket. His charity, the Mullen 36 Foundation, raised over $40,000 surpassing its goal of $36,000.
Dan Mullen’s 2016 Boston Marathon Splits
Split time of day time diff min/mile miles/h
5K 11:51:28AM 00:29:55 29:55 09:38 6.23
10K 12:21:41PM 01:00:08 30:13 09:44 6.17
15K 12:51:15PM 01:29:42 29:34 09:31 6.31
20K 01:21:37PM 02:00:03 30:21 09:47 6.14
HALF 01:28:08PM 02:06:34 06:31 09:34 6.28
25K 01:52:49PM 02:31:16 24:42 10:11 5.89
30K 02:24:34PM 03:03:00 31:44 10:13 5.87
35K 02:59:02PM 03:37:29 34:29 11:06 5.41
40K 03:35:15PM 04:13:42 36:13 11:40 5.15
Finish 03:50:09PM 04:28:35 14:53 10:55 5.50