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Results & Commentary: 2001 Results

Mayor’s Cup Results and Summary 2001

October 28, 2001 - Now in its 12th year, the Mayor’s Cup has become regarded as the premier hill-and-dale event on the East Coast for club runners. This year’s race drew 659 finishers (318 male, 146 female, and 195 youth): a dramatic increase from the nine runners who finished the inaugural Mayor’s Cup race run in 1990.

A close finish added to the excitement in the men’s 8K with only three seconds separating the first three finishers. Sandu Rebenciuc, representing the US Army, broke a five-year Kenyan and Life University winning streak, claiming victory in 23:29. Irishman Vinny Mulvey, 23, finished one second behind Rebenciuc (23:30) to take second place. Mulvey’s former Iona College teammate Graeme Reid rounded out the trio, crossing the finish line third in 23:32.

In the men’s team competition, Boston Athletic Association came out on top with 92 total points.

Indiana Invaders’ Priscilla Hein captured the women’s 5K. Hein finished in 16:30, just missing the 1997 meet record by eight seconds. Runner-up, Sarah Hann, of the Greater Lowell Road Runners, posted a time of 16:34. Marie Davenport (nee McMahon) finished third in 16:50. Among the field of 12 teams, the Indiana Invaders, led by Hein and fifth-place finisher Kelly French, took the women’s team title with 63 total points narrowly defeating the previous year’s champions, host club Boston Athletic Association, which finished a close second with 66 points.

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1935 John A. Kelley

Born in West Medford, Massachusetts as one of ten children, Kelley ran track and cross-country at Arlington High School in Massachusetts. He did not finish his first Boston Marathon in 1928, but eventually competed in a record 61 Boston Marathons. A legend of the marathon, Kelley won the 1935 and 1945 runnings of the Boston Marathon. He finished in second place at Boston a record seven times. Between 1934 to 1950, he finished in the top five 15 times at Boston, consistently running in the 2:30s. He ran his last full marathon at Boston in 1992 at the age of 84, his 61st start and 58th finish there.