Name: Ross Burbage
Honored by The Carroll County Sun for: Winningthe John F. Kennedy 40-Miler, a foot race which started in Timonium,Baltimore County, and finished in Hanover, Pa., April 13
Residence; hometown: Westminster; Towson, Baltimore County
Occupation: Branch manager at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Hampstead
Education: Master's degree from Western Maryland College in Westminster; bachelor's degree from Salisbury State in Wicomico County; graduate of Towson High School in Baltimore County
Family: Wife: Edith, special education teacher at the Carroll County EducationCenter in Westminster; Mother: Jean, retired secretary in Pinehurst,N.C.; Father: Landon, retired banker in Pinehurst, N.C.
Activities/hobbies: Refereeing, coaching and playing soccer and lacrosse, collecting comic books, professional wrestling trivia
Accomplishments:Earned four varsity letter in soccer at Salisbury State, five-time winner in the J.F.K. 40-Miler and holds the record for most finishes in the race (22), honored with Lancaster, Pa.'s "Key to the City" after winning the 20th Annual J.F.K. 40-Miler in 1982
Recipient's comments: "I started (competing in the 40-Miler) when I was 12 years old and first won when I was 21. It's affiliated with the Boys Scouts andI really enjoy kids and seeing how everyone is doing. It's just a wonderful event and it's in my blood to keep coming back every year. Mygoal is to finish the race 25 times and run over 1,000 miles."
Nominations: Call 876-8771, 857-0550 or (800) 829-8000 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Mondays; you also can FAX your information to 876-0233.
ROSS BURBAGE OF WESTMINSTER, WHO WON THE JOHN F. KENNEDY 40-MILER IN APRIL, JOGS IN THE CARROLL COUNTY COUNTRYSIDE.