Don Leatherman

Unquestionably this area’s most remarkable master’s level athlete, Don Leatherman earned national rank as a marathoner, triathlete, and swimmer at age 70. He was a winner of five gold medals at the 1973 Maryland Senior Olympics and a member of the YMCA National Championship Masters swim team. Leatherman was determined by Johns Hopkins University to be the most physically fit participant in their study of endurance from among 100 athletes of all ages. An organizer and charter member of the Frederick Steeplechasers, Leatherman was an inspiration for aspiring athletes of all ages.