Tuesday, April 16, 2024



Five Westporters Complete Boston Marathon

Five Westport runners completed Mondays Boston Marathon, the 107th running of America’s oldest and most celebrated road race.

The overall winners, both by wide margins, were Robert Kipkoech Cheruiyot, 24, of Kenya, among the men, and Svetlana Zakharova, 32, of Russia. among the women.

Cheruiyot finished in 2 hours 10 minutes 11 seconds, the slowest winning time in the Boston race since 1997. Zakharova won in 2:25:20, a routine time for runners of her caliber.

The Westport runners, with their overall finish and finish time as reported by the AP, were:

3582; Joan D. Nevin, 3:29:31. She is 36 and lives at 15 Old Hill Farms Road.

4880; Nicholas Leone, 3:38:07. He is 37 and lives at 20 Woody Lane.

13707; Michael G. Nicklas, 4:38:57. He is 41 and lives at 34 Otter Trail.

14124; Mark R. Peterson, 4:44:14. He is 43 and lives at 4 Crystal Circle.

14809; Claire S. Nicklas, 4:53:50. She is 40 and lives at 34 Otter Trail.

The course covered 26 miles 385 yards from suburban Hopkinton to the Back Bay section of Boston.