Area runners compete at Boston Marathon

The Daily Times staff

FARMINGTON — Multiple area distance runners withstood drizzly weather conditions and crossed the finish line in Monday’s 123rd annual Boston Marathon.

Doug Kennedy of Farmington was the first San Juan County runner to complete the renowned race in three hours, 43 minutes and 57 seconds. He placed 12,867th overall in the race, which featured more than 20,000 runners from across the globe. 

Shortly after, Farmington's Heather King completed the race at 3:45:27 and placed 13,278th overall.

Farmington’s Esther Arviso (16,916th overall) crossed the finish line at 4:00:26.

Durango, Colorado’s Whitner Chase placed 183rd overall in just 2:34:21, while fellow Durango runners Steven Fenster (1,777th) and Matthew Welz (4,246th) came in at 2:55:44 and 3:09:27, respectively. Durango’s Erica Gabreski (14,912th) came in at 3:51:44.

Farmington’s Andrea Allen and Jessica Hogue, Bloomfield’s Allen Due, Durango’s Anthony Kunkel and Mancos, Colorado’s Morgan Sjorgen also ran in the annual marathon.

Results for those five runners were not available as of this morning.

Lawrence Cherono of Kenya won the men’s race at 2:07:57, while Worknesh Degefa of Ethiopia won the women’s race at 2:23:31.

Daniel Romanchuk of Urbana, Illinois, won the men's push rim wheelchair division portion of the event in 1:21:36. Manuela Schär of Switzerland won the women’s wheelchair division race in 1:34:19.