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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

Check out some Scott Mason Photos

April Results

The weather is getting nice and lots of Turtles are out racing!  I found 16 different Turtles hitting the roads this month…did I miss any of you?  Leave a comment if I did!

There are lots of races coming up in May.  Here is a list of some races coming up this month that Turtles will be at….followed by April’s Race Results!

5/4/13 – Rocky Point 5k - Warwick, RI
5/11/13 – JBF-PTA 5K – Warwick, RI (This is on the Turtle Tuesday Night Course)
5/19/13 – Sugarloaf Marathon - Long Drive North, ME
5/19/13 – NE Distance Community 5k – Woonsocket, RI (TNTs Alan Bernier is the RD)
5/19/13 – Evan’s Run 5k – Norwell, MA (NE Runner Pub Series Race)

And many more….. Check Coolrunning!

April Race Results…

Moving To The Music 5K
Tiverton, RI, April 6, 2013
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5th  DAVE SCHAAD  19:55  6:26

19th Annual Officer Thomas J. Giunta 5k Memorial Road Race
Fall River, MA, April 7, 2013
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20th  Tony Wild  19:42.0

Danze – Francis Farm 5K Road Race
Rehoboth, MA, April 7, 2013
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1st  Alan Bernier 17:10 5:32

Quonset 10 Miler and 5k
North Kingstown, RI, April 7, 2013
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9th JOHN BRENNAN   1:09:42  6:59

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Doyle’s Cafe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doyles Emerald Necklace 5 Miler
Jamaica Plain, MA, April 7, 2013
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44th    robert jackman 30:44.0      6:09/M
49th    Jason Newton 31:27.0      6:17/M
51st    jackie jackman 31:30.0      6:18/M
106th    Gina Newton 34:03.0      6:49/M
250th    Thor Kirleis pushing Camden Kirleis  37:57.0      7:35/M

Check out Scott Mason’s Doyle’s 5 Miler Photos!

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These are the sights you get at a NE Runner Pub Series Race!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jamestown Bridge 10K Road Race
North Kingstown, RI, April 7, 2013
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10th  Robert Corsi  39:13.6  6:19

Gansett Marathon
Narragansett, RI, April 13, 2013
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3rd  David Principe  2:45:15

Check out George Ross’s Gansett Marathon Photos!

East Greenwich Track Club Bunny Hop
Warwick, RI, April 13, 2013
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11th DAVE SCHAAD 19:22  6:15
174th JOSEPH REDDY 32:06 10:20

10th Annual RIDA Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5k
Warwick, RI, April 14, 2013
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5th DAVE SCHAAD  19:15
10th ANDREW GOODALE  20:20

Check out George Ross’s RIDA Photos!

Boston Marathon
Hopkinton, MA, April 15, 2013
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2037th Vicky Jasparro 2:59:40
14184th Thor Kirleis 3:51:29 (Note: Thor ran to Hopkinton from Boston for a LONG warm-up in his preparation for the TARC 100 Miler in June…his first marathon was around 3:49?  Read about it HERE!)

Check out Scott Mason’s Boston Marathon Photos!

Ring Around The Neck 5 Miler
Marblehead, MA, April 21, 2013
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4th Martin Tighe 29:14 5:51

Jack Bristol Lake Waramaug 50k
New Preston, CT, April 21, 2013
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12th Larry Walker 4:41:51

Smithfield YMCA 5k Road Race
Smithfield, RI, April 27, 2013
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3rd ROBERT CORSI 17:39 5:41

SNA 5K by the Bay
Newport, RI, April 27, 2013
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12th DAVE SCHAAD 18:56.2 6:05/M

TARC Spring Classic 50k
Weston, MA  April 27, 2013
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21st Thor Kirleis  4:57:37

James Joyce Ramble 10k
Dedham, MA, April 28, 2013
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29th 37:08 5:59 Robert Jackman
62nd 40:15 6:29 Jacquelyn Jackman

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Why wouldn’t you go to a NE Pub Series Race?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U.S. Masters 10k Championships @ The James Joyce Ramble
Dedham, MA, April 28, 2013
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29th 36:33 5:53 David Principe

Check out Scott Mason’s James Joyce Ramble Photos!

14th annual Rumford Lions – Scott Gorham 5K Race
East Providence, RI, April 28, 2013
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6th Dave Schaad 19:10

3/31/12 to 4/16/12 Results

 

Bob Jackman and Dave Principe @ Gansett

Run the Reservoir 15k and 5k
North Scituate, RI, March 31, 2012
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1st – Dave Schaad – 19:23

Jamestown Bridge 10K Road Race
North Kingstown, RI, April 7, 2012
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8th – Robert Corsi – 39:18.09
578th – Pali Frazier – 1:06:05.71

Great Bay Half Marathon / 5K
Newmarket, NH, April 7, 2012
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88th – LAWRENCE WALKER – 1:33:47.4
East Bridgewater High School Parents Viking Sports 5k
E Bridgewater, MA, April 7, 2012
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2nd – 18:34 – Dave Schaad

Bunny Hop 5K
Warwick, RI, April 14, 2012
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10th – DAVE SCHAAD – 18:56.0 – 6:05/M

Merrimack River 10 mile Trail Race – 21st annual
Andover, MA April 14, 2012
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11th – Justin Costa – 1:06:10
80th – Joseph Reddy – 1:26:55

2012 Gansett Marathon
Narragansett, RI, April 14, 2012
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3rd – David Principe – 2:42:11

Nutrition Fuels Fitness 5k (RIDA 5k)
Warwick, RI, April 15, 2012
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3rd – ALAN BERNIER         16:45 – 5:24
5th – MARTIN TIGHE               17:16 – 5:34
11th – Dave Schaad          19:09 – 6:10
17th – Daniel Sevigny             20:26 – 6:35
28th – George Ross                21:51 – 7:02

Boston Marathon
Boston, MA, April 16, 2012
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2711th -Pat Meacham – 3:27:27
3616th – Issy Nielson – 3:34:13
4059th – Karen Benway – 3:37:06
6501st – “Don Henderson” – 3:50:29

Karen Benway and Issy Nielson @ Boston

Boston Marathon announces elite fields


 

Photos by George Ross

Boston, USA – Reigning champions Geoffrey Mutai and Caroline Kilel will defend their titles at this year’s Boston Marathon, but will be challenged by the fastest men’s and women’s fields ever assembled for this IAAF Gold Label Road Race.

With 31 contenders setting their personal best time in the past two years, including eight men under 2:07 and ten women under 2:24, the race set for 16 April, will prove highly competitive.

Last year, Mutai ran an unmatched 2:03:02 on Boston’s certified course, without the aid of pacesetters, and then followed that accomplishment with a course record win in New York City. Although the course is considered aided for World record recognition, Mutai is nonetheless the fastest marathoner in history, and the only man to ever set course records at Boston and New York in the same year.

Top contenders challenging Mutai include last year’s third place finisher and 2010 New York City champion Gebre Gebremariam, 2010 Boston champion Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, 2011 Amsterdam and Rotterdam winner Wilson Chebet, and 2011 Chicago second and third place finishers Wesley Korir and Bernard Kipyego.

Young talent clipping their heels include 2011 Fukuoka champion Josphat Ndambiri, 2:05 marathoner Levy Matebo, 2011 Amsterdam runner-up Laban Korir, 2012 Xiamen winner Peter Kamais, 2011 Dubai champion David Barmasai, and Half Marathon specialist Mathew Kisorio.

Americans Antonio Vega and Jason Hartmann, Kenyans Frankline Chepkwony and Dickson Chumba, and Netherlander Michel Butter are also in the elite field.

On the women’s side, the historic race in Boston has been decided over the past four years by three seconds or less. Last year Caroline Kilel turned in another close race as she traded the lead with American Desiree Davila several times down the finishing stretch of Boylston Street. Kilel ultimately triumphed by two seconds over Davila for the 2:22:36 win, before collapsing in exhaustion.

Chasing Kilel are Kenyan teammates Sharon Cherop and Caroline Rotich. Cherop and Rotich ran with Kilel through the final miles last year in Boston before finishing third and fourth respectively. They eagerly await the rematch.

A strong Ethiopian contingent will also seek the crown. Last year’s New York City winner Firehiwot Dado and runner up Buzunesh Deba team up again and joining the pair is Aselefech Mergia, the Dubai winner and newly crowned 2:19:31 national record holder. Also in the mix will be the talented Mamitu Daska, who won Frankfurt last year, setting a new course record.

The Boston-New York and Kenyan-Ethiopian rivalries should prove exciting, but working to break up the leaders will be a top Russian team: Galina Bogomolova, Alevtina Biktimirova, Nadezdha Leonteva and 2010 Boston runner-up Tatyana Pushkareva will work together to return the coveted title to Russia.

Additional talent includes 2006 Boston Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo, Ashu Kasim, Agnes Kiprop, Georgina Rono, Diana Sigei, and Genet Getaneh.
Organisers for the IAAF

2012 Elite Boston Marathon Field:

MEN -

Geoffrey Mutai, Kenya, 2:03:02 (Boston, 2011) CR, WB

Gebre Gebremariam, Ethiopia, 2:04:53 (Boston, 2011)

Levy Matebo, Kenya, 2:05:16 (Frankfurt, 2011)

Wilson Chebet, Kenya, 2:05:27 (Rotterdam, 2011)

Robert Kiprono Cheruiyot, Kenya, 2:05:52 (Boston, 2010)

Laban Korir, Kenya, 2:06:05 (Amsterdam, 2011)

Wesley Korir, Kenya, 2:06:15 (Chicago, 2011)

Bernard Kipyego, Kenya, 2:06:29 (Chicago, 2011)

David Barmasai, Kenya, 2:07:18 (Dubai, 2011)

Dickson Chumba, Kenya, 2:07:23 (Frankfurt, 2011)

Josphat Ndambiri, Kenya, 2:07:36 (Fukuoka, 2011)

Peter Kamais, Kenya, 2:07:37 (Xiamen, 2012) CR

Mathew Kisorio, Kenya, 2:10:58 (New York, 2011)

Frankline Chepkwony, Kenya, 2:10:59 (Nairobi, 2011)

Jason Hartmann, USA, 2:11:06 (Chicago, 2010)

Michel Butter, Netherlands, 2:12:59 (Amsterdam, 2011)

Antonio Vega, USA, 2:13:47 (Boston, 2010)
WOMEN -

Aselefech Mergia, Ethiopia, 2:19:31 (Dubai, 2012) CR, NR

Galina Bogomolova, Russia, 2:20:47 (Chicago, 2006)

Mamitu Daska, Ethiopia, 2:21:59 (Frankfurt, 2011) CR

Caroline Kilel, Kenya, 2:22:36 (Boston, 2011)

Sharon Cherop, Kenya, 2:22:42 (Boston, 2011)

Ashu Kasim , Ethiopia, 2:23:09 (Xiamen, 2012)

Firehiwot Dado, Ethiopia, 2:23:15 (New York City, 2011)

Buzunesh Deba, Ethiopia, 2:23:19 (New York City, 2011)

Rita Jeptoo, Kenya, 2:23:38 (Boston, 2006)

Agnes Kiprop, Kenya, 2:23:54 (Frankfurt, 2011)

Caroline Rotich, Kenya, 2:24:26 (Boston, 2011)

Georgina Rono, Kenya, 2:24:33 (Eindhoven, 2011) CR

Alevtina Biktimirova, Russia, 2:25:12 (Frankfurt, 2005)

Genet Getaneh, Ethiopia, 2:25:57 (Amsterdam, 2011)

Tatyana Pushkareva, Russia, 2:26:14 (Boston, 2010)

Diana Sigei, Kenya, 2:26:53 (Dubai, 2011)

Nadezdha Leonteva, Russia, 2:31:57 (Moscow, 2011)
CR = Course Record

WB = World Best

NR = National Record