Mason Man is Mid-Michigan’s Fastest Boston Marathon Finisher
There were numerous finishers from mid-Michigan in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday. Grand Ledge, Laingsburg, Perry, Haslett -- just a few surrounding communities that sent runners, and from Portland, Michigan Lt. Governor Brian Calley finished with a time of 4:34:53. But the best finishing time for mid-Michigan was put up by Greg Ingle, 18, of Mason, with 2:49:31.
Here's a quick list of East Lansing and Lansing runners in the Boston Marathon.
East Lansing: Shannon K. Audretsch - 30
East Lansing: Chris J. Haddad - 55
East Lansing: David R. Pruder - 48
East Lansing: Kyle Snell - 28
Lansing: Terry Carella - 54
Lansing: Jason A. Evans - 46
Lansing: David Giammar - 42
Lansing: Kate Johnson - 37
Lansing: Jamie R. Lewis - 25
Lansing: David McComb - 26
Lansing: Rex Menold - 38
Lansing: Geoff Rook - 53
It was a very special race -- the biggest, with almost 36,000 participants; people from all over the world went to Boston on the anniversary of last year's Boston Marathon bombings that killed three people and injured scores more.
The day brought higher security but also higher spirits for those aiming to heal and to show the world what it means to be #BostonStrong. And for the first time since 1983, an American man won the race.
Meb Keflezighi, 38, was visibly emotional as he crossed the finish line first at 2:08:37; the first time an American man won the Boston Marathon since Greg Meyer of Michigan won in 1983. That's when onlookers began noticing that written on his race bib were the names of the three people killed at last year's race, along with the slain MIT officer who was killed by the suspects three days later.
RIP Martin Richard, 8, Lingzi Lu, 23, Krystle Campbell, 29 and Officer Sean Collier, 27