Coming in at #1 for the greatest sports story of 2013 is Eric Strabel and Rickey Gates crushing the Mt. Marathon race record back in July.
For 31 years, Bill Spencer held the record with a time of 43 minutes and 23 seconds. Only one other champion had come in under 44 minutes until Strabel and Gates.
Strabel won the race with a time of 42:55, his second Mt. Marathon victory, to become the first new record holder in almost 40 years.