Turtles at Boston

If you didn’t hear, the Boston Marathon happened yesterday.  Both the men’s and women’s races had some interesting battles take place.  In the women’s race, Shalane Flanagan set the pace early and led the women through 19 miles only to be overtaken with the defending champion Rita Jeptoo taking the win in course record time (2:18:57).  Shalane held on for over a 3 minute PR to finish 7th (2:22:02).  On the men’s side, what was dubbed the “Fastest Boston field ever” let Meb go after 15k.  Meb only had the 15th fastest PR going into Boston, but built up enough of a gap, that he was able to hold on for USA’s first win since Greg Meyer in 1983, he had to set a PR to do it (2:08:37).  There is some talk that the other Americans tried to “help” Meb, by using some Tour de France tactics and not leading the Africans in the chase.  Either way, Meb put it out there and came out on top!

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Martin Tighe in the blue and yellow “RLW” singlet.

How did the Turtles do?  See below!

403rd – Martin Tighe – 2:41:38 (1st in the 55-59 Age Group…on HIS BIRTHDAY!)
4995th – Lindsay Amherst – 3:13:48
6377th – David Principe – 3:19:39
8112th – Thor Kirleis – 3:26:06

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David Principe

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