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Greg Meyer, the last American to win the Boston Marathon, inducted into Michigan’s Hall of Honor
By Howie Beardsley | The Grand Rapids Press
January 11, 2010, 10:30AM

GRAND RAPIDS — Greg Meyer doesn’t think he’s worthy of induction into the University of Michigan’s Hall of Honor.

His athletic credentials say otherwise.

Meyer, the last American to win the Boston Marathon, in 1983, was among eight new inductees honored Sunday.

“The tradition and the people who have been put into this Hall of Honor is incredible,” Meyer said. “When you go through the list of names inducted, it’s like, ‘Oh, man, how did they let me in?’ My mom (Rita) would say that, too. She’d say, ‘You let that snot nose in?’

“This is overwhelming to me. Come on, these are incredible, incredible people who are in this Hall of Honor.”

Meyer, 54, joins wrestler Rick Bay (1961-64), fellow track and field star Joanna Bullard (Mehall) (1980-83), gymnast Wendy Marshall (Martin) (1993-96), football and hockey standout Don Dufek Jr. (1973-76), diver Barbara Weinstein (McGrath) (1978-80), football’s Dave Brown (posthumous) (1971-74) and basketball’s Glen Rice (1985-89) as the Hall of Honor’s Class of 2010.

Dufek’s father is a 2006 Hall of Honor inductee who played fullback at U-M from 1948-50. He was the athletic director at Grand Valley State from 1972-76.

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