Steven Frederickson

Profile Updated: February 8, 2016
Residing In: Kent, WA USA
Spouse/Partner: Clara Frederickson
Occupation: Retired
Children: Children
Tyler, born Oct 30, 1974
Tesha, born Feb 24, 1978

Grandchildren
Noah Plotnik. More…born Mar 16, 2006
Zachary Frederickson, born Sep 9, 2006
Daphne Hageman, born Sep 21, 2015 (she shares my birthday!)
Military Service: USMC (Vietnam 1966-68)  
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Knee and back problems finally nailed the lid shut on my 50+ year running career. I am still walking half marathons and marathons that have walk divisions or generous time limits. To date I have completed 174 marathons and ultramarathons, and I have run a marathon or ultramarathon on each of the seven continents.

I initially worked at Boeing from 1973 until I retired in 2003. I spent most of that time working as a corporate video producer for various training departments. After retirement, I worked for Intrepid Learning Solutions, a start-up company in Seattle, and the University of Washington. After leaving the UW, I taught English as a Second Language for Rainforest Expeditions at two eco lodges they operate in the Peruvian rainforest. After returning from Peru, I worked as a contract employee for my old group at Boeing until Oct 2008, when I was rehired as a full-time employee. I retired for good in 2010.

School Story:

My most embarassing moment came during the 1961 Highline Relays. The event was the 100 yd hurdle shuttle relay (a really stupid idea for a race), and I was responsible for setting up any hurdles that were knocked over during the event. I was stationed near the finish line, and when the runner came by and knocked over the hurdle, I rushed onto the track to set up back up for the runner who was getting the handoff. I wasn't quite fast enough. The next runner came rushing down the track as I was putting the hurdle back up. I panicked and ducked down behind the hurdle just as the runner reached it. He crashed into it and both he and the hurdle landed on top of me. I remember hearing a loud gasp from the crowd as we rolled around in a heap on the track. Luckily, neither the runner nor myself were injured. The race was restarted, and this time it went off without incident.

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I just learned why our high school was named "Highline." The Highland Park and Lake Burien Railway was a branch of the Interurban System that went from Everett to Tacoma in Washington state. A branch came off about Spokane Street going west to near the Steel Mill. It went up nearly parallel to Delridge Way to White Center then on to Burien to end just north of "Kirks Feedstore". It had one passenger car and frequently had a flat car attached for it also carried freight.

The real estate developers were instrumental in getting it built. It was called "The Highline" to distinguish it from "The Mainline" which in the south end went out the Duwamish/Green River Valley to Renton Junction, on to near Kent and Auburn to Puyallup onto Tacoma. The name Highline for the school district was used as a non-regional name when the numerous small school districts (all just grade schools) wanted to have a high school and could not agree on a name. This high school was first called Union High School until a name could be designated by consensus.

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My new best friends; South Pacific
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Wanna fight? (Phu Bai Vietnam 1967)
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Back from duty on Hill 861, Khe Sahn; Camp Carrol Vietnam, Tet Offensive 1968)
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Wanna fight? (Phu Bai Vietnam 1967)
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Back from duty on Hill 861, Khe Sahn; Camp Carrol Vietnam, Tet Offensive 1968)
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Finishing another marathon
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My new best friends; South Pacific
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