Alaskans shine in the rain at 119th Boston Marathon
Young, 56, convincingly claimed the men’s 55-59 age group and placed 598th overall in 2 hours, 46 minutes and 23 seconds. More than 1,700 runners were entered in his age-group.
In breezy conditions, the 25-year-old Dalton ran a five-minute personal-best of 2:51:27 to place 46th among women.
“Pretty miserable conditions here even for us Alaskans,” she shared in a text from the finish.
“Really really tough conditions,” echoed Jeff Young.
Meanwhile, Anchorage’s Ryan Beckett was the fastest Alaskan with a 2:43:43 [428th overall] followed by Sitka’s Aaron Routon in 2:45:46.
Fifty-three Alaskans were signed up for America’s oldest footrace. Other Alaskans who broke three hours included Jim McDonough [2:51:10], John Naylor [2:53:25], Daniel Myers [2:56:45], Dugan Greenwell [2:57:01] and James Miller [2:59:48].
Jerry Ross, who helps coach Young and Dalton, just missed the threshold in 3:01:58.
A total of 30,251 runners were registered for the granddaddy of all marathons.