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26 West Hartford Residents Run 26.2 Miles in Boston Marathon

Ted Newton of West Hartford waves his hat less than a mile from the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon. In background is Seth Oriol, also from West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

The 119th Boston Marathon was run on Monday, April 20, 2015.

Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Photo credit: Ronni Newton

By Ronni Newton

There were 26,610 finishers in Monday’s Boston Marathon, and among them were 26 runners from West Hartford who completed the entire 26.2 mile course from Hopkinton to the finish line in Boston. Despite driving rain and a strong headwind, 98 percent of those who started the race completed the marathon.

First among the West Hartford finishers was Shizhong Yang, 33, in 2:48:26.

Kyle Hall, 20, a Conard graduate who currently attends UConn was a close second in 2:48:54, and Ken Whitney, 23, also a Conard graduate who now coaches in West Hartford, rounded out the top three in 2:49:45.

Ted Newton of West Hartford waves his hat less than a mile from the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon. In background is Seth Oriol, also from West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Ted Newton of West Hartford waves his hat less than a mile from the finish line of the 2015 Boston Marathon. In background is Seth Oriol, also from West Hartford. Photo credit: Ronni Newton

Other West Hartford finishers were:

  • Matthew Lynch, 30, 2:50:59
  • Joseph Corcoran, 38, 2:58:05
  • Eric Nordquist, 39, 3:00:24
  • Alison Gurney, 23, 3:12:19
  • Elizabeth Lynch, 24, 3:25:05
  • James Sullivan, 51, 3:30:55
  • Ted Newton, 53, 3:34:01
  • Seth Oriol, 56, 3:34:02
  • Brent Robertson, 43, 3:37:09
  • Shawna Kohl, 42, 3:37:55
  • Brooke Whittemore, 46, 3:51:31
  • Richard Mulry, 25, 3:53:24
  • Thomas Golembeski, 41, 4:01:55
  • Kelly Horan, 41, 4:01:56
  • Julie Booth, 51, 4:06:41
  • Mary Anne Lynch, 61, 4:12:23
  • Ann Newman, 57, 4:15:08
  • Lisa Khan, 47, 4:19:36
  • John Williams Jr., 56, 4:30:20
  • Allison Lipsher, 29, 4:31:50
  • Susan Satlin, 50, 4:47:22
  • Andy Katz, 47, 4:56:31
  • Christine Brome, 29, 5:58:00

It was a family running event for Mary Ann Lynch and two of her children, Matthew and Elizabeth. [Editor’s note: Yes, Ted Newton is my husband.]

A total of 394 runners were from Connecticut.

Overall, runners came from 57 U.S. states and territories and 79 different countries. There were 50 wheelchair runners, 36 visually-impaired runners, and 11 runners in the 80-plus age group.

More information about the race can be found on the Boston Athletic Association website.

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