Two dozen runners from Newport County will participate in the 121st running of the B.A.A. Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17th.

The Boston Marathon is the world’s oldest annual marathon and ranks as one of the world’s most prestigious road racing events. The Boston Athletic Association manages this American classic, which is sponsored by John Hancock Financial Services. The Boston Marathon has distinguished itself as the pinnacle event within the sport of road racing by virtue of its traditions, longevity and method of gaining entry into the race (via qualification).

22 from Aquidneck Island ran the race in 2016.

From Newport

  1. Brittan, Gretchen L.
  2. Casey, William R.
  3. Kragh, Brian A
  4. Lafleur, Julia S.
  5. Litherland, John
  6. Maddocks, Jennifer H
  7. Martland, Terri L
  8. Nanfelt, Scott B.
  9. Smallidge, Tara
  10. Walker, Betsy

From Middletown

  1. Bowley, Karolyn A
  2. Braun, Richard
  3. Connell, Joy C
  4. Humphrey, Katherine
  5. Kehm, Joel J.

From Portsmouth

  1. Blankshain, Jessica
  2. Bruff, Kevin A.
  3. Callahan, Kevin M.
  4. Chappell, Kelsi
  5. Chappell, Sarah
  6. Lawson, Jon C.
  7. Norcross, Murray C. Jr.
  8. Rozes, Ashley D.

From Tiverton

  1. Levesque, Caroline

From Little Compton

  1. No marathon entry

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