Completed 131 marathons (26.2-miles/42.2K), including winning ten age group and weight division trophies between 1983 and 2018.
Made history after running a marathon on all seven continents. Fewer than 250 people in the world had completed this feat. Historic artifacts are with the Smithsonian Institute. A three-hour, video recording of an interview about his life story is in the US Library of Congress.
One of about 40 people in world who completed the marathon "hat trick." This consists of finishing (1) 100 marathons in (2) all 50 States and (3) seven continents. He may be the only person in the world to have completed the "hat trick" plus finished 50 marathons in one State (TX).
Completed the Texas Marathon Challenge (five marathons in four months).
Ran a marathon a month while 50 years old, including a 50K (31.1 miles) ultra-marathon.
Won five trophies for placing in biathlons (running/bicycling).
Competed in bicycle races from 50 to 100 miles.
Competed on the 1983 Pepsico/Frito-Lay National Corporate Cup Track Team (quarter & half mile).
Shotokan karate - brown belt.
Selected Published Articles About Anthony
October 1, 2019 - Cool Runnings: The Caribbean Racing Scene Heats Up With The Five Island Challenge, Sports Travel Magazine.
Summer, 2019 – Texas Runner Creates Five Island Endurance Challenge, Texas Runner and Triathlete magazine.
April 14, 2019 - Marathon Runner Lisa Davis: ‘If Oprah Can Do It, I Can Do It, ESPN’s The Undefeated.
September 10, 2018 - Not Desk Jockeys: These Accountants Are Athletes, Journal of Accountancy.
April 16, 2018 - 50 Years After Writing 'Aerobics,' Dallas' Dr. Kenneth Cooper Isn't Slowing Down, Dallas Morning News.
November 4, 2017 - Moved By The Spirit: Co-Founder Of Runners’ Group Encourages Church Members To Get Off Pew, Into Shape, Arkansas Democrat Gazette.
June 22, 2017 - Tips For A Good Night's Sleep, Dallas Morning News.
December 11, 2015 – He’s a Marathon Pioneer, KERA Radio (NPR).
June 12, 2015 - Get Fit in the Great Outdoors, Dallas Morning News.
December 15, 2014 - Life-Long Learners Will Stand Out From Other Competitors, CBS (Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX)
October 25. 2014 - Black Runners Are Changing the Face of the Sport, the Wall Street Journal.
June 24, 2014 - Library Of Congress Acquires Black Oral Histories, USA Today.
June 23, 2014 – Little Known Black History Fact, Tom Joyner Morning Show/Black America Web.
November 16, 2013 - Richmond Marathon, NBC 12 TV (Richmond, VA).
November 14, 2013 - Running with a Mission, Richmond Times-Dispatch.
April 27, 2013 - Thousands Attend KDF miniMarathon & Great Balloon Race, Wave 3 TV.
April 17, 2013 - Webster University Alumnus, Tony Reed, Family Safe After Boston Tragedy, Webster University's The Journal.
April 16, 2013 - Marathon Tragedy Felt by All Runners, USA Today.
Winter, 2010 - Staring Down Danger, Webster World.
Dec. 2010/Jan. 2011 - Marathons for a Good Cause, Ebony.