Chappaqua's Harrison Is Westchester's First Finisher At Boston Marathon

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. – Chappaqua runner Liam Harrison was the first finisher from Westchester County in Monday’s Boston Marathon.

Runners in Monday's Boston Marathon wrap up in foil sheets at the finish line.
Runners in Monday's Boston Marathon wrap up in foil sheets at the finish line. Photo Credit: Boston Marathon/Facebook

Harrison, 35, ran 2:39:15 and finished 310th overall. There were nearly 36,000 runners in the race.

Jane Lundy of Yonkers was the first woman from Westchester, finishing in 3:12:48. She was 476th among women and 12th in the 50-59 age division.

Other top male finishers from Westchester County were John Reumann of Croton-on-Hudson in 2:40:59; John Carron of Irvington (2:47:26); Scarsdale’s Barry Janay (2:47:35); Jonathan Scott of Yonkers (2:53:59); Justin Garzia of Larchmont (2:58:19); Ken Green, also of Larchmont, in 2:58:55; and Andrew Nicholson of Scarsdale in 3:00:47.

Some of the other top women from Westchester were Pleasantville’s Meredith Kennedy, 3:22:43; Bronxville’s Daisy Neumark, 3:23:21; Rye’s Patrica Muccia, 3:23:40; Pelham’s Jennifer Darnell, 3:28:08; South Salem’s Meredith Walworth, 3:29:14; and Bronxville’s Jean Vendice, 3:31:24.

Meb Keflezighi became the first American in 31 years to win the race, posting a time of 2:08:37. Rita Jeptoo of Kenya won the women’s race for the second straight time in 2:18:57. American Shalane Flangan led much of the way before fading late and finished seventh in 2:22:02, a personal best.

The race featured 35,755 runners, the second-largest field in the 118-year history of the race. The centennial race in 1996 had 38,708 starters.

The race was also run amid heightened security after bombs planted by terrorists at the finish line last year killed three people. This year, security was tight throughout the course, particularly at the start and finish areas.

Runners also enjoyed mostly favorable temperatures and sunny skies, although the temperature did reach into the 60s later in the day. The temperature at the start at 10 a.m. was 42 degrees. A crowd of 1 million was expected for the race.

Complete results are online.

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