Three Islanders take on Boston Marathon
By MEGAN MANAGAN
Mercer Island Reporter Reporter
April 17, 2012 · Updated 11:01 AM
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.
Contact Mercer Island Reporter Reporter Megan Managan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 232-1215 ext. 5054.