Monday, October 28, 2013

Linton and Rosen are Boston (mini) Strong

Boston, GeorgiaIn 34 different years, five different decades, and two different centuries, Boston, Georgia, has hosted its Mini Marathon--in all but two of those years, on "the last Saturday in October." All 34 times the 13.1-mile race was on the same out-and-back course on old US 84, almost to Dixie and back. It was no different on Saturday morning, 25 October 2013, for the 34th annual Boston mini Marathon. The pavement was a little bit more cracked, and the mile markers a little more faded, but it was the same south Georgia countryside.


Different from many of the other 33 years was the low temperature, below 40 °F when the race started. Different from all of the other 33 years was the winner. In his first Boston run, Stanley Linton won the 34th annual Boston mini Marathon, running 71:17. The Florida State University sophomore finished two kilometers ahead of the runner-up, Stephen Cox.


Third place went to Sheryl Rosen, the first female finisher for the seventh time in the last eight years. However, this time around Rosen ran 80:42, her fastest Boston Mini effort yet and quite possibly the fastest Boston Mini ever run by a woman. Adriana Piekarewicz (9th, 86:29) was the second female finisher, and Atlanta master runner Lisa Dillman was third on the women's side. Tallahassee's Sean Hudson was the first male master, placing fourth overall in 81:45.


Top Ten Men, 2013 Boston (mini) Marathon
    Stanley Linton
  1. 1:11:17 ~ Stanley Linton (M, 19) Crawfordville, FL
  2. 1:18:45 ~ Stephen Cox (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 1:21:15 ~ Sean Hudson (M, 43) Tallahassee, FL
  4. 1:21:45 ~ Ryan Kelly (M, 34) Lake Park, GA
  5. 1:22:04 ~ Eric Godin (M, 29) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 1:23:20 ~ Mike Peymann (M, 51) Tallahassee, FL
  7. 1:24:15 ~ Tony Guillen (M, 44) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 1:26:29 ~ Remy Tamer (M, ) Tallahassee, FL
  9. 1:26:47 ~ Reikan Lin (M, 23) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 1:27:36 ~ Brian Molen (M, 37) Tallahassee, FL

Top Ten Women, 2013 Boston (mini) Marathon
  1. 1:20:42 ~ Sheryl Rosen (F, 29) Tallahassee, FLSheryl Rosen
  2. 1:26:29 ~ Adriana Piekarewicz (F, ) Tallahassee, FL
  3. 1:34:19 ~ Lisa Dillman (F, 46) Atlanta, GA
  4. 1:36:11 ~ Mary Anne Grayson (F, 47) Thomasville, GA
  5. 1:38:58 ~ Lindsey Pfau (F, 24) Tallahassee, FL
  6. 1:40:59 ~ Elizabeth Smith (F, 35) Valdosta, GA
  7. 1:42:43 ~ Lisa Rutledge (F, 52) Tallahassee, FL
  8. 1:43:30 ~ Hope Moore (F, 27) Moultrie, GA
  9. 1:43:34 ~ Amanda Hudson (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL
  10. 1:43:35 ~ Micah Adriani (F, 36) Tallahassee, FL

Boston (mini) Marathon Champions, 1979-2013
DateMenWomen
26 October 201371:17, Stanley Linton80:42, Sheryl Rosen
27 October 201273:46, Chris Lake83:27, Sheryl Rosen
29 October 201169:29, Kevin Sullivan82:10, Sheryl Rosen
30 October 201075:13, Vince Molosky86:59, Lisa Johnson
31 October 200979:49, Vince Molosky87:10, Sheryl Rosen
25 October 200881:50, Myles Gibson86:19, Sheryl Rosen
27 October 200776:18, John Seppala87:35, Sheryl Rosen
28 October 200681:18, Michael Martinez82:49, Sheryl Rosen
29 October 200581:11, Myles Gibson96:32, Jennifer Kilinski
30 October 200483:55, David Yon91:57, Jane Johnson
25 October 200376:20, Myles Gibson97:52, Lisa Whitworth
26 October 200284:38, Mike Posey92:41, Carrie Weyant
27 October 200182:36, Steven Walker95:24, Carrie Weyant
28 October 200075:28, Art Remillard83:20, Sarah Docter-Williams
30 October 199978:22, Corey Cherr95:28, Julie Carico
31 October 199880:25, Rusty Jones97:01, Peggy Simpson
25 October 199781:21, Rusty Jones82:55, Michelle LeFleur
26 October 199676:26, Jeff Nielsen86:12, Carrie Weyant
28 October 199578:21, Paul Hough91:01, Katherine Perez
29 October 199472:42, Paul Hough92:34, Diane Turchick
30 October 199375:33, Paul Hough86:09, Carrie Weyant
31 October 199277:45, Steve Carney86:05, Carrie Hunnicutt
26 October 1991

27 October 199079:33, Brian Murphy86:44, Donna Miller
28 October 198971:23, Alex Walmsley93:10, Mary Jean Yon
29 October 198874:22, T. C. Carroll1:41:54, Nancy Widener
1987no race heldno race held
8 November 1986

11 November 198567:30, Herb Wills88:06, Patti Sudduth
27 October 198474:21, Scott HinkleDot Skofronick
29 October 198370:25, Noel Shuman87:01, Patti Sudduth
30 October 198267:48, Noel Shuman91:41, Donna Murdock
31 October 198169:57, Gary Slayton88:56, Lt. Vickie Monroe
25 October 198071:49, Gary Slayton96:03, Judy Taylor
27 October 197970:52, Bruce Carpenter1:47:13, Robin Anderson
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