Tom Green moved to Columbia in 1984 and joined the Striders that year. A middle distance runner through high school and college, Tom later found his niche in the ultramarathon distances. As a Strider, Tom has completed more than 175 ultramarathons, including more than 40 races of 100 miles or more. Within the “ultra” community, Tom is best known for being the first person to complete the “Grand Slam” of ultrarunning (the four major 100-mile trail runs in one summer) in 1986. Other highlights include a 131 mile 24-hour run (that’s five marathons in a day) and a current streak of completing the Mountain Masochist 50 mile trail run for 23 consecutive years.