39th Marathon Sports 5 Miler proves to be a competitive field for B.A.A. club runners

04 AUG 2014
39th Marathon Sports 5 Miler proves to be a competitive field for B.A.A. club runners

David Bedoya and Laura Brustolon led the way for the B.A.A. running club at the Thursday evening classic Marathon Sports 5 Mile Road Race. The race, which advertises a mix of road, trails, and track surfaces, provided near ideal summer racing weather on a summer evening that has had some hot race nights. David Bedoya was the top performer for the B.A.A. men with a 6th place overall finish in 26:14 (1st 30-39). New B.A.A. club member, Deniz Karakoyunlu, placed 2nd to David in the 30-39 age group with a personal best time of 28:15 and 23rd overall. Michael Vitelli led a trio of B.A.A. Seniors finishing 49th overall in 29:37 followed by Bernie O’Reilly (2nd 50-59) in 30:51 and Craig MacFarlane (3rd 50-59) in 31:01. Laura Brustolon placed second overall for the women’s race with a time of 30:21 and second in the 20-29 age category.

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B.A.A. Moment 5

1920 - Ashland Start

The Boston Marathon began in Ashland, Massachusetts from 1897 through 1923 then moved to Hopkinton for the 1924 race. The course was lengthened to 26 miles, 385 yards to conform to the Olympic standard, and the starting line was moved west from Ashland to Hopkinton. Since then, the race has started in Hopkinton every year.