Area runners to compete in Boston Marathon
BOSTON — Several runners from southeast Minnesota are competing Monday in the 114th Boston Marathon.
The most famous marathon in the world starts in Hopkinton, Mass., and winds up in Boston.
The marathon is held annual on Patriot's Day. According to Runner's World Magazine, only four per cent of marathon finishers qualify for Boston. Some 25,000 runners are expected to start.
Southeastern Minnesota runners expected to run the Boston Marathon:
AUSTIN — Amy Samples, Roger Vos.
CHATFIELD — Brian Briggs.
LA CRESCENT — Laura Sandness, Stephan Sandness, Ryan Whitford.
ROCHESTER — Trisha Adamson, Philippe Bauer, Jean Briggs, Craig Collins, Christopher Conte, Justin Deeg, Jessica Feda, Ron Giles, Pete Gilman, Julie Heimbach, Yvonne Hubmayr, Hirohito Kita, Masami Kita, Peter Maves, Peter Moeschler, Julian Molina, David Morrill, Ann Moyer, David Nagorney, Kristin O'Meara, Jeffrey Pasternak, Sara Ryan, Renee Saxman, Paul Schaefer, Michael Siebrecht.
ST. CHARLES — David Kramer.
SPRING VALLEY — David Phillips.
WINONA — Erin Alexander, Joe Alexander, Rick Christenson.