The region well represented at 120th Boston Marathon

atsede-baysa-2h29-18Several local athletes participated in the 120th Boston Marathon on Monday, won by the Ethiopian Berhanu Lemi Hayle in two hours, 12 minutes and 45 seconds.

Alexander Boule was the fastest regional runner with a time of 2:43: 56. This performance earned him 230th place overall, a total of 30 743 registrations by the official website of the marathon. The Chicoutimien Julien Bouchard has meanwhile a time of 2:55: 08.

Justin Savard was also able to browse through the 42.2 kilometers in less than three hours (2:59: 17). The native of St. Ambrose was in his sixth Boston Marathon. He was proud of having managed to stop the clock before the three-hour race, although he said he was somewhat disappointed with his time.

“I had a cramp in the first 33 km, 39 km to another and a last 200 meters to go, Justin Savard testified on Facebook. Many riders were bothered by cramps this year. To imagine going to run into you in a stiff leg as a bar. Experience has taught me that a marathon is never a foregone conclusion, it is played on 42.2 km. This is not because we see the finish line as the game is won. Always be careful. ”

Pierre-Luc Blais (3:05: 36) Steeve Tanguay (3:10: 26), Michel Bernard (3:20: 10), Dany Fortin (3:49: 20) and Patrice Harvey (3:50: 04) were other athletes Saguenay-Lac Saint John present in Boston.

In women, Marie-Eve Guay (3:37: 54) and Monique Brassard (3:44: 42) have performed well.

Family outing

For their part, Mary-Jil Conde and Pascal have a family trip to Boston. The sister duo brother and was delighted to come away with the famous medal awarded to riders who successfully complete the test. Mary-Jil, who was on his first appearance in Boston, with a time of 3:41: 05, while Pascal ran the 42.2 km in 3:12: 06.

“Participating in the Boston Marathon is a memorable experience because of the organization, thousands of runners and spectators amassed along the 42.2 kilometers, expressed both members of the family in an exchange of messages on Facebook. The weather was the appointment and twisty and côteux course made us hard deserve our medal, that of the 120th Boston Marathon! ”

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