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Race Result

Racer: Mark Yost
Race: Boston Marathon
Date: Monday, April 17, 2006
Location: Boston, MA
Race Type: Run - Marathon
Age Group: Male 45 - 49
Time: 3:16:04
Overall Place: 3104 / 20117
Age Group Place: 922 / 4517
Comment: A great day to run in Boston

Race Report:

Perfect weather: 55, partly cloudy with light winds.

Great crowds, great day -- course record set 2:07:14; 3 Americans finished in the top 5 (3, 4 and 5); and the Red Sox won in the bottom of the ninth with a two-run homer.

I lowered my best Boston time by six minutes despite a stitch in the first ten miles and quad back-talk in the last 2k. Miles 11 - 24 went great; uphill went super, miles 17 to Heartbreak at mile 21; downhill after mile 21 went fine...until the last 2k.

No better marathon in the world.