To run a marathon is a big deal, to complete six major marathons in six different world cities is a monumental accomplishment!  Inspired by his older brother Dan, the South Boston native began a personal goal with small steps – first to train and complete the Boston Marathon. From there, he moved on to the Chicago Marathon. It was clear, Joe had the running bug. After Chicago, he completed the London Marathon followed by New York and then Berlin.

The final feather in his cap was Joe’s completion of the Tokoyo Marathon earlier this month!  He did it!  He accomplished an important personal goal – 6 World Major Marathons! Impressive to say the least!

Way to go, Joe!  You’ve done Southie proud!

You can read his personal account of his life goal here! 



  1. mplo March 11, 2023 at 11:52 am - Reply

    Wow!! Joe Rull is quite a runner!! (Way to go, Joe!)

  2. Anne Rheault March 11, 2023 at 12:55 pm - Reply

    I couldn’t be prouder of my baby brother .
    Joe has never done anything half Ass , he always does it with his heart and soul .
    love you Joe

  3. Beth Rull March 12, 2023 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    Hard work , self determination, and dedication. I am very happy for you and proud you are a Rull . Of Southie. All the very best to you. Sincerely Beth Rull

  4. Maureen Golden March 22, 2023 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Good job Joe and you do make South Boston proud. Great job

  5. Rev Francis X McGerity March 23, 2023 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Is Joe a part of the Rull Family that lived at the corner of East 3rd and L St. I remember a Rull Family (Robert) there in the 1960’s. Way to Go Joe!

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