Boston Marathon 2017

Congrats SB Mountain Racing Boston marathoners!! You pushed through the hot weather and tough course with some awesome finishes! A large contingent from Santa Barbara qualified and trained for the Boston marathon. Just qualifying can be an achievement in itself considering the recent change in qualifying times. Track work, tempo efforts, marathon pace runs, strength conditioning – these runners put in the work needed to run strong.

Last tempo pre-Boston
Getting in a last tempo run.  Photo Credit: SBRR
SB Boston Runners pre-race
SB Boston Bound!  Photo Credit: SB Running Co.

The Boston marathon course travels from Hopkinton to downtown Boston with a finish in Copely Square. It takes place on Patriot’s Day (a Monday holiday essentially limited to Massachusetts). The course takes participants through a number of neighborhoods and towns such as Ashland, Framingham, and Wellesley. The infamous Heartbreak Hill pops up a little after mile 20. The entire course, especially the streets of Boston, are lined with spectators cheering on the runners. Often they offer kisses at Wellesley and beer at Heartbreak Hill.

Boston girls from Monica
Run Boston in rabbit!  Photo Credit: Monica DeVreese

Coming off cool winter morning runs in SB made the heat in Boston challenging. Nevertheless, our runners persisted. Many sporting their awesome Boston rabbit gear! For many, this year was another chance at running and iconic (and personally meaningful) race. Great job to all our finishers!!

Official Results:

Karen Boris: 18071st overall and 7308th GP, 4:11:58

Patty Bryant: 14719th overall and 5367th GP, 3:56:50

Monica DeVreese: 5503rd overall and 894th GP, 3:24:01

Tyler Hansen: 127th overall and 111th GP, 2:36:57

Heidi Heitkamp: 20428th overall and 8670th GP, 4:25:49

DeAnna Odell: 5922nd overall and 1030th GP, 3:25:45

Full results here

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