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Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:28 am

Former UMaine basketball player vying for Olympic trial time at Boston Marathon

Tracy Guerrette will start the Boston Marathon with the best runners in the world. The former UMaine basketball player earned an elite bib for the event on Monday.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:03 am

American women seek Boston Marathon breakthrough
No U.S. woman has won since 1985, but this year's race features several legitimate contenders

...“I looked up to her since I was a little kid. … I feel a little intimidated by her with all her credentials,” said Jordan Hasay, who was third at Boston in her marathon debut last year and was expected to race against Flanagan on Monday until she announced late Sunday afternoon that she’s withdrawing because of a stress reaction in her heel.

No U.S. woman has won the Boston Marathon since Lisa Larsen-Weidenbach in 1985, the year before the historic race began offering prize money that lured the top international professionals to town. Meb Keflezighi’s cathartic victory in 2014, one year after the bombings that killed three spectators and wounded hundreds more, ended a men’s drought that had stretched to 1983.

In that time, Kenyans and Ethiopians dominated the podium and often shut the Americans out of the top 10 entirely.

But the locals are catching up.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:10 am

Bangor runner appreciative of tradition, community spirit of Boston Marathon

... Katie Norwood, a 29-year-old from Bangor who works as a personal trainer at Wilcox Wellness and Fitness, experienced those feelings for the first time a year ago.

“Honestly, I think doing the race last year made me fall in love with running just because of that Boston atmosphere,” said Norwood, one of 189 Mainers registered for this year’s race. “People are watching the whole way, and even after the race you almost feel like a celebrity because when you’re walking back to your hotel people are always congratulating you.

“That experience itself made me love running, and it’s the way you feel at the end that makes it all worth it.”

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:49 am

Guerrette 25th woman to finish at Boston Marathon

BOSTON, Ma (WAGM) - It was not a nice day for a 26 mile run from Hopkinton to Boston, but thousands of people still competed in the Boston Marathon. A field of 30,000 runners fought drenching rain, temperatures in the mid-30's and gusts of up to 32 mph on the 26.2-mile trek from Hopkinton to Copley Square.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:54 am

Desiree Linden first U.S. woman to win Boston Marathon since 1985

...“At six miles I was thinking, ‘No way, this is not my day,’” she said. “Then you break the tape and you’re like, ‘This is not what I expected today.’”

A two-time Olympian and the 2011 Boston Marathon runner-up, Linden decided to stick around, outlasting the weather and the rest of the field to win the race’s 122nd edition on Monday in 2 hours, 39 minutes, 54 seconds. That was more than four minutes better than second-place finisher Sarah Sellers but the slowest time for a women’s winner in Boston since 1978.

Yuki Kawauchi splashed through the pelting rain, temperatures in the mid-30s and wind that gusted as high as 32 mph to win the men’s race, passing defending champion Geoffrey Kirui in Kenmore Square to earn Japan’s first Boston title since 1987 and the $150,000 first prize.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:06 am

Pore, Guerrette lead Maine contingent at Boston Marathon
Runners battle rain and wind and cold on Patriots Day.

...“There were times I felt amazing,” said Pore, a 37-year-old director of information technology for a software company in Kennebunk. “I felt really good after Heartbreak Hill. But other times, there was a torrential downpour and wind in your face.”

Pore placed 197th among all men in 2 hours, 42 minutes and 33 seconds. No other Maine runner finished among the top 250.

Tracy Guerrette, 37, of St. Agatha was Maine’s top woman. The 2017 Maine Marathon champion and former University of Maine basketball star completed the 26.2-mile journey from Hopkinton to Boylston Street in 2:54:02.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:21 am

Local runners fight the rain to race Boston Marathon
Low temperatures costs runners time.

...Peck was joined by Bruce Maxwell, a computer science professor at Colby, who echoed Peck’s sentiments.

“That was the toughest thing I’ve ever done voluntarily,” Maxwell, of Pittsfield, said.

Steady rain and cold temperatures challenged runners in Monday’s Boston Marathon, from the starting line in Hopkintin to the finish at Copley Square. Peck finished the 26.2 mile race in 3:10.42. Maxwell crossed the finish line in 3:35.25.

Johanna Stickney of West Gardiner ran her third Boston Marathon. Stickney described the conditions as “intense.

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:21 am

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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:05 am

Hypothermia ends Waterville native’s Boston Marathon
Tiana Thomas ran until mile 20 before giving in.
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Re: Boston Marathon 2018

Postby Tom Nolette » Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:10 am

Murphy’s Law: Never quit
Travis Lazarczyk catches up with runner who spent 46 days in hospital prior to running in Boston Marathon.

... “I’ll probably never see weather like that in a race again,” Murphy said on Thursday, after she’d had a few days to recover. “I kept saying to myself, ‘How is it coming down this hard?'”

Murphy ran for her late mother, Kathleen Murphy, who succumbed to cancer when Murphy was a teenager. Murphy ran because less than three months ago, she could barely walk.

Murphy, 21, grew up spending a lot of time at a family home built by her father, Andrew Murphy, in the small Somerset County town of Moscow. Last year, her father made that getaway their full-time home. In early December, Murphy decided to have surgery for a digestive problem she’s dealt with for six years. The digestive dysfunction paralyzes parts of Murphy’s intestines. It’s tricky to manage, but doable, she said. For a while, Murphy had medication delivered through a port right into her intestine, but with that came surgery every six weeks to replace the tube. The December surgery would remove parts of Murphy’s intestines. She’d recover at Boston Children’s Hospital five days, a week tops, and resume training for the Boston Marathon.

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