George Sheehan

Christian Brothers Academy

850 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

A small handful of people ignited the “running boom” that continues today. One of them was George Sheehan, a Jersey Shore cardiologist and author who co-founded Christian Brothers Academy in 1959. On Sunday the school accorded him the ultimate honor, unveiling a life-sized statue on its campus. Sheehan is depicted running, of course. It’s the work of Toms River-based Brian Hanlon, a former runner at Monmouth University who is one of the nation’s leading sculptors.

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A statue of running-boom icon George Sheehan is unveiled at Christian Brothers Academy as son Tim Sheehan speaks.

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