Three Islanders take on Boston Marathon

Three Mercer Island residents tackled the Boston Marathon last weekend, racing in record heat.

Rhonda Glass finished in 3:25.36 to take first in her division of racers 50 and up. She was 263rd overall.

John Leddy finished in 4:05.32, running a 9:22 pace. Jeff Poppe also finished the race in 4:43.46 averaging 10:29 per mile.

Wesley Korir of Kenya was the top male finisher with a 2:12.40 time, while Sharon Cherop, also of Kenya, was the top female finisher in 2:31.50.

Approximately 14 percent of racers who registered for the marathon did not participate, largely because the temperatures were in the mid-80s during the race. Despite the heat, 22,000 ran the marathon.


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