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Update: Carroll County Runners Lace Up for Boston Marathon

The 116th running of the Boston Marathon will take place Monday, April 16.

The article was updated at midnight April 17 with the results of local folks who ran the Boston Marathon.

The original article is as follows:

The Boston Marathon is the world's oldest annually contested marathon and nine residents are registered to run in the 26.2-mile event on Monday.

The Olympic Games provided the inspiration for the first Boston Marathon, which culminated the Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) Games on April 19, 1897, according to the B.A.A. website. John J. McDermott emerged from a 15-member starting field to complete the course (then 24.5 miles) in a winning time of 2:55:10.

The B.A.A. website report that in terms of on-site media coverage, the Boston Marathon ranks behind only the Super Bowl as the largest single day sporting event in the world. More than 1,100 media members, representing more than 250 outlets, receive credentials annually.

How fast is fast? Geoffrey Kiprono Mutai will be running again this year. The 30-year old Kenyan  ran the fastest marathon in history to win last year at 2:03:02. That's fast.

Be sure to cheer on the following entrants who all reign from right here in Carroll County.

  • Philip Diven, 26, Mount Airy  Time: 3:08:19
  • Dave Griffin, 51, Westminster  Time: --
  • Elaine Griesbach, 41, Mount Airy  Time: 4:05:19
  • Allan Gross, 48, Eldersburg Time: 3:33.08
  • Andy Lewin, 43, Eldersburg Time: 3:40:04
  • Meryl Ludwig, 46, Mount Airy  Time: 4:22:11
  • Anthony Powell, 50, Mount Airy  Time: 3:55:08
  • Stacy Ward, 32, Westminster  Time: 3:45:57
  • Bruce Wentworth, 60, Finksburg  Time: 5:32:59

Visit www.universalsports.com to watch the race live.

Kym Byrnes April 13, 2012 at 03:51 PM
Good luck runners! If you know any of the runners, nudge them to blog about their experience on Westminster Patch :)
angus cole April 16, 2012 at 05:51 PM
phil diven finished in 3:08 at a pace of 7:10 thats what my text updates told me woohoo congrats phil.
Kym Byrnes April 16, 2012 at 06:19 PM
My body is tired just thinking about running that far at that pace. I will update the story later with times from our local runners. Congrats to our local marathoners :)

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