Going into the 2019 Boston Marathon, 18 residents from Newport County were signed up to participate in the 123rd edition of the race on Monday.

According to the Boston Marathon website, here’s how those runners finished;


  • Beth Blendell – 2:51:51
  • Adrian Massie – 3:09:00
  • Scott Nanfelt – 4:30:16
  • Betsy Walker – 4:33:58
  • Katherine Humphrey – 4:53:04
  • William Casey – 5:17:50
  • Ryan Gainor – 5:52:18


  • Joy Connell – 3:36:13
  • Danielle Kennedy – 4:06:26
  • Mary Oconnor – 4:17:02


  • Elizabeth Koch – 4:23:44
  • Andrew Koch – 4:23:45
  • Kevin Callahan – 4:46:03


  • Christina Shemenski – 4:26:07
  • Kristen Moshiek – 4:53:01

Little Compton

  • Ellen Lough – 4:49:17

Out of the 30,000 runner signed up to race today, there were approximately 122 Rhode Islander’s participating in this edition of the iconic race.

In 2018, 17 residents from Newport County were expected to run, while 24 were signed up in 2017 and 22 in 2016.

To see more Boston Marathon results, click here.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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