Compiled by Christine Bishop
Lousy weather in the forecast will be rough on finish times, but former Shen star is in shape for another solid performance.
The rain kept coming down, and Scott Mindel’s target time kept going up. On a nasty, raw, windy day that produced slow times across the board, the former Shenendehowa High star finished the 122nd Boston Marathon in 2:32:48, his slowest time in four attempts.
Read of her experience there where she ran 2:56 and she was the 41st woman finisher.
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Until Monday, this was the blueprint for Boston Marathon success for approximately zero elite runners. To finish second in the Boston Marathon, train for the race before and after shifts at a full-time job; never run more than 100 miles a week; and fly into town several days early and drive up to Maine for some biking in Acadia National Park.
Treacherous weather conditions literally changed the playing field at the Boston Marathon and 5 non-elite runners beat elites. Technically they did not have to be given prizes.
Transgender runners who qualify can take part in the Boston Marathon as their identified gender, according to Boston Marathon officials. The issue has garnered attention following a profile in Canadian Running of three transgender women signed up for the race.
From dropping out at Boston to winning in Prague!!
But finishing rates varied significantly by gender. For men, the dropout rate was up almost 80 percent from 2017; for women, it was up only about 12 percent. Overall, 5 percent of men dropped out, versus just 3.8 percent of women. The trend was true at the elite level, too.
Did you know that our own Louis Serafini from Niskayuna has run a sub-4 minute mile?
The Boston Marathon was first run in April 1897, having been inspired by the revival of the marathon for the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece. The race, which became known as the Boston Marathon, has been held every year since then, even during the World War years, making it the world's oldest annual marathon.