Surrey runners cross finish line in Boston

Handful of locals finish near the top of their respective age divisions at Boston Marathon Monday.

Runners from across Surrey laced up at the prestigious Boston Marathon Monday, with a handful of runners finishing high within their respective age divisions.

The fastest finisher among the local contingent was South Surrey’s Keith Parks, who finished the 42.2-km run in a time of three hours, 27 minutes and 15 seconds, which was just a few seconds quicker than Surrey’s Laura McDonald, who crossed the finish just in 3:27:43.

Surrey resident Dave Hobbs, 60, was just behind them, finishing in 3:28:33 – a time that was quick enough to place him 54th overall in his age division.

Other Surrey runners will top age-division finishes were Gayle Robinson, 68, who was 37th in her age group; and Lynne Spence, 69, who clocked a time of 4:38:01 to finish 41th in her division.

Other locals to compete in the prestigious race were Peter Schrauwen (3:40:57), Cheryl Lindsay (3:44:02), South Surrey’s Jackie Davidson (3:49:24), Rob Watanabe (3:50:13), Brian Joel (3:52:29), Christine Callaghan (4:20:50), Christina Ego (4:27:58), Xiaohu Zhang (4:57:54), South Surrey’s Ray Baker (5:01:46), and Susi Hobbs (5:44:57).

In total, 30,741 runners participated in the marathon, which was swept by a trio of Ethiopian runners – Lemi Berhanu Hayle was first, with a blistering time of 2:12:45, while Lelisa Desisa was second and Yeman Adhane Tsegay finished second and third, respectively.

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