Cassidy 14th in Boston Marathon men’s wheelchair race

BOSTON – Josh Cassidy of Guelph finished the men’s wheelchair race at Monday’s Boston Marathon in 14th place.

Cassidy completed the event in one hour, 26 minutes and three seconds while Marcel Hug of Switzerland scored his third consecutive victory as he won in 1:18.03. That shaved 22 seconds off the previous race record set by Cassidy when he won in 2012. Hug won a sprint to the finish line to win by about three metres over runner-up Ernst van Dyk of South Africa, a 10-time winner of the event.

Rachel Hannah, who lives part-time in Guelph and trains here, finished 23rd in the Boston Marathon’s women’s race. She finished in 2:41:22.

Geoffrey Kirui of Kenya was the men’s winner in 2:09:37 while Edna Kiplagat of Kenya was the women’s winner in 2:21:52.

Cleve Thorson of Guelph finished the distance in under three hours as he recorded a time of 2:49:50.

Stefan Gudmundson of Guelph crossed the line in less than three and a half hours as he finished in 3:15:34.

Guelph’s 70-year-old Stanley Bunston completed the race in 4:25:37.

Several other locals finished the race. They included Stephen Kilburn of Guelph (3:31:14), Thomas Bryce of Guelph (3:34:20), Phil Martin of Guelph (3:37:51), Don Mclean of Elora (3:38:12), Tara Mcdonald of Guelph (3:39:50), Geri Higginson of Guelph (3:52:53), Carolyn Bowen of Guelph (3:57:50), Christa Yoshimoto of Guelph (3:58:35), Adriana Di Santo Ricci of Guelph (4:03:24), Ian Hornsby of Elora (4:07:43), Michelle Provencher of Guelph (4:13:40), Tara Beardmore of Guelph (4:21:16), Beth Abbot of Campbellville (4:27:35) and Doug Tyson of Guelph (4:44:11).


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