Donald Winkley

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Don Winkley (born 09.04.1938) from Corpus Christi, Texas is a prolific ultrarunner with a long history of running ultras and multidays as well as many shorter events. The DUV lists 67 events in which Don has run.


Don is an ever present at the Transe-Gaule and has many events including Western States, Rocky Raccoon, Comrades and Spartathlon, Trans-Europe, Trans-America and many multiday events hosted by the Sri Chinmoy Marathon Team.

  • In 1998 set his 48 hour pb in Surgères with 322.701 km
  • He was invited to Surgères four times.
  • Don is one of only a handful of Americans to have run a 1000 mile race in modern times.
  • In July 2011 Don won the Last Annual Vol-State Endurance Run at the age of 73 taking 5d:14:21:32.


Don set a American Masters 55-59 Road Record in New York 1994 with a 6 day split of 724,204 km

Race Reports


Across The Years has a self-penned short profile of Don.


DUV STatistics


Don is on Facebook