Photo Gallery: Top American Finishers At The 2011 Boston Marathon

  • By Mario Fraioli
  • Published Apr. 26, 2011
  • Updated Jun. 30, 2011 at 1:38 PM UTC

It was a great day for American runners at the oldest marathon in the U.S. on April 18, 2011 as three Americans crossed the finish-line as top-5 finishers at the 2011 Boston Marathon. In the men’s race, Ryan Hall finished fourth in a personal best 2:04:58, making him the only American to ever break the 2:05 barrier in the marathon. On the women’s side, Desiree Davila made a huge breakthrough, finishing second to Kenyan Caroline Kilel in 2:22:38. Kara Goucher finished an impressive fifth in 2:24:52, a personal best, less than 6 months after giving birth to her first child. Check out these great photos of the top American finishers from!

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Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli

Mario Fraioli is a senior editor at Competitor magazine. A cross-country All-American at Stonehill College in 2003, he now coaches the Prado Women's Racing Team in San Diego and was the men's marathon coach for Costa Rica's 2012 Olympic team. His first book, The Official Rock 'n' Roll Guide To Marathon & Half-Marathon Training (VeloPress, 2013) is available in bookstores, running shops and online.

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