Costello & Harvey top locals at 2017 Boston Marathon

4/17/2017
 
Among competitors from 50 states and around the globe, the top USATF New England association finishers placed high in the 121st Boston Marathon field. Liz Costello (Brighton/New Balance Boston), 18th, was top New England female in 2:38:21, and Brian Harvey (Boston/B.A.A.) was top local male, 20th, in 2:20:18. Here are the other top New England state finishers with town/club and time/place.
 
New Hampshire:
49. Nick Aguila (Manchester/Millennium RC), 2:29:42
115. Kristen Ramey (Peterborough), 3:02:14
Rhode Island
224. Jason Reilly (East Greenwich/B.A.A.) 2:42:43
128. Kelsi Chappell (Portsmouth) 3:03:24
Vermont
276. Todd Smith (Bristol/GMAA) 2:44:07
430. Emily Urquhart (White River Junction) 3:15:13
Maine
267. Chris Harmon (Portland/Dirigo RC), 2:43:57
53.  Christine Hein (North Yarmouth) 2:55:28
Connecticut
57.  Chris Zablocki (Essex) 2:31:04
74.  Megan Jaswell (East Hampton) 2:57:48

The B.A.A. trio of Harvey, Eric Ashe, and Joe Carpenter, all in the top 40, scored a decisive men's team win in 7:10:24.  The Greater Boston Track was second with a combined time of 7:29:57.

Hansons-Brooks Distance Project of Michigan, including 4th placer overall, Desi Linden, combined for the fastest ever Women's team time of 7:36:27.  The B.A.A placed third  with the New York AC in second place.

In the masters team results the men's squad from the B.A.A finished second, trailing the Alaska Endurance Project.   The top local team in the women's masters was Winners Circle RC in fourth place.
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Kenyans recorded a double win for the first time in several years, with Geoffrey Kirui and Edna Kiplagat topping the podium; Americans Galen Rupp (2nd) and Jordan Hasay (third) were competitive through the distance.

The world best was set in the men's wheelchair division and it took a reading of the finish picture to separate winner Marcel Hug (Switzerland) from 10-time event champion Ernst Van Dyke (South Africa); both were timed in 1:18:04. Manuella Char's course record win gave the Swiss double gold.

Check out all race stories and statistics at bostonmarathon.org.