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Late in the fall of 1963 Tom Woodall and Pete Torino had a dream . They envisioned a race run on the roads from White, SD to Brookings, SD, a distance of 15.202 miles. The purpose of the race was to serve as a climax to the successful cross country season at South Dakota State University. The first race was run in 1963 and every year since. What began as a small race grew into one of the best known races in the Midwest . What was at first called the Annual White Marathon is now known as the Jack 15. It has showcased a world record holder as well as a US Olympian. The purpose of this publication is to record the performances of all persons who have finished the Jack 15. May its contents rekindle memories for all who have tread its trail .
State University, South Dakota, "Pure Distance Racing Tradition: Jackrabbit 15 : 26 Years, Brookings, South Dakota" (1988). Prairie Striders Library Collection. 399.