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.