Notable Names & Numbers In Boston

Natalie Morales ran in a pink “Team Corcoran” shirt to honor Celeste Corcoran, a 2013 bombing victim who lost her legs as a result of one of the bomb blasts. Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

Natalie Morales ran in a pink “Team Corcoran” shirt to honor Celeste Corcoran, a 2013 bombing victim who lost her legs as a result of one of the bomb blasts. Photo: Courtesy of Adidas

Here’s how some celebrities and other notable participants fared in the 2014 Boston Marathon.

Unofficially, there were 31,779 finishers in today’s Boston Marathon out of 32,408 starters and 35,755 official entrants. The father-son team of Dick and Rick Hoyt finished their 33rd and final Boston Marathon together with more than a dozen Team Hoyt supporters in 7:37:33.

Here are some other notable finishers from the 118th running of the race:

Ernst Van Dyk, 41, Paarl, South Africa, 10-time Boston Marathon winner, winner, of Monday’s men’s push rim wheelchair division, 1:20:36
“As tired as I was, I couldn’t give up,” said Van Dyk, the 2004 Paralympic marathon bronze medalist. “The people made me do that. They carried me.”

Tatyana McFadden, 25, Champaign, Ill., winner of Boston, London, Chicago and New York City Marathons last year, winner of Monday’s women’s push rim wheelchair division, 1:35:06
McFadden, who celebrated her 25th birthday on Monday, recently won a silver medal in a sit-ski event at the Sochi Paralympic Games and defended her London Marathon title last week.

Uli Steidl, 42, Seattle, Wash., Monday’s men’s masters division winner, 2;19:48
A native of Germany who owns a 2:13:56 PR, Steidl, the assistant cross country and track coach at Seattle University, won the Boston Marathon masters title for the second time in three years.

Lidia Simon, 40, Boulder, Colo., Monday’s women’s masters champion, 2:36:47
The only woman to have competed in the Olympic marathon five times (and the silver medalist in 2000), Simon beat fellow Romanian Nuta Olaru by 42 seconds to seal the masters win.

Joan Samuelson, 56, Cape Elizabeth, Maine, 1984 Olympic champion and two-time Boston Marathon champion, 2:52:10
Already a legend in Boston, Samuelson set a new U.S. for the 55-59 age group, breaking Rae Baymiller’s 1998 mark of 2:52:14.

Jason McElwain, 26, Greece, New York, briefly a high school basketball phenom, 2:57.05
The autistic kid who took the sporting world by storm in 2006 with his three-point shooting prowess turned in a pretty darn good debut marathon.

Andy Baldwin, 37, San Diego, Calif., former star of the TV series “The Bachelor, 3:16:33
The  senior medical officer on the USS Makin Island has run 48 marathons, including a 3:17 effort in New York last fall.

Jessie Sebor, 30, San Diego, Calif., editor-in-chief of Women’s Running Magazine, 3:18:13
Amazingly, Sebor ran the 2014 Boston Marathon exactly one second faster than she did in 2013.

Summer Sanders, 41, Park City, Utah, former Olympic swimmer, 3:25:05
Sanders ran under her husband’s last name of Schlopy and improved her 2013 time by more than 11 minutes.

Dean Karnazes, 51, Kentfield, Calif., ultrarunner, author, entrepreneur, 3:25:48
Karnazes reportedly ran from Hopkinton to Boston before the race and then ran 26.2 miles back to Boston rather quickly if you consider it was the second half of an ultra-distance run.

Mary Wittenberg, 51, New York, N.Y., president and CEO of New York Road Runners: 3:32:55
Wittenberg, a former competitive runner who won the 1987 Marine Corps Marathon, was an active social media supporter of the Boston Marathon all week.

Natalie Morales, 41, New York, N.Y., NBC’s Today Show, 3:34:45
Morales, who raised money for One Fund Boston and the Challenged Athletes Foundation, ran in a pink “Team Corcoran” shirt to honor Celeste Corcoran, a 2013 bombing victim who lost her legs as a result of one of the bomb blasts.

Joey McIntyre, 41, Los Angeles, singer, New Kids On The Block, 3:48:11
McIntyre, a Boston native, finished the Boston Marathon last year in 3:57:19.

Daniel Wood, 40, North Miami, Fla., singer, New Kids On The Block, 3:50:00
Wood, a Boston native, ran most of the way with Joey McIntyre.

Anna Hansen, 32, Austin, Texas, Lance Armstrong’s girlfriend, 3:57:38
Hansen and Armstrong greeted race director Dave McGillivray late on Monday night after McGillivray finished his 26.2-mile run from Hopkinton to Boston.

Joseph Kennedy III, 33, Boston, Mass., a U.S. Representative serving Massachusetts 4th Congressional District since 2013, 4:02:42
The latest member of the Kennedy family to serve in office, he is the grandson of former U.S. Attorney General and New York Senator Robert Kennedy.

Dave Andelman, 44, CEO of Phantom Gourmet restaurants, 4:10:20
Andelman ran for the Greg Hill Foundation, which uses donations to improve the lives of local families affected by tragedy.

Shane O’Hara, 43, Boston, manger of Marathon Sports on Boylston Street, 4:10:38
O’Hara was in the store on Marathon Monday when the first terrorist bomb went off in front of the store. 

Peter Sagal, 49, Oak Park, Ill., playwright, actor, writer, 4:17:49
The host of host of NPR’s “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” ran the race for the second year in a row as a guide for a blind runner at the invitation of a group called “Team with a Vision.”

Jamie Young, 38, Boston, Boston Celtics assistant coach, 4:24:36
Young was running for the Celtics charity, the Shamrock Foundation, which benefits children in need through New England-based non-profit organizations.

Susan Hurley, 51, Boston, former New England Patriots cheerleader, 4:44:45
Hurley, who is the founder and owner of CharityTeams, ran the marathon to raise funds for the organization, which helps various charities with athletic fundraising opportunities.

Tedy Bruschi, 40, Boston, former New England Patriots linebacker, 4:47:44
Bruschi, who ran the marathon in 5:26:02 in 2012, was greeted at the finish line by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who gave the Pats legend a big hug. Bruschi ran as a part of Tedy’s Team, a group of of runners assembled by the three-time Super Bowl champion to raise money for the American Stroke Association.

David Green, 50, CEO of 110% Compression, 4:50:07
Green, who provided the FBI with a key photo that helped identify one of the bombing suspects in 2013, ran from Boston to Hopkinton and then ran back during the race.

Doug Flutie, 51, Melbourne, Fla., former NFL quarterback, 5:23:54
Flutie, a former Boston College and New England Patriots quarterback, finished his first marathon with a bit of walking. joined his team of runners that raised $176,463 for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. The native of Natick, Mass., said he was overwhelmed by the support of the spectators. “The emotion coming through Natick and Boston College was amazing,” he said. “For all the right reasons and for what happened last year, this is the one I wanted to run.”

James Wahlberg, 48, Miami, Fla., executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, 5:40:10
The brother of Mark and Donnie Wahlberg ran to raise money for Boston Inner-City youth and the Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester.

Chris Herren, 38, Portsmouth, R.I., former Boston Celtics basketball player, 6:00:17
Basketball player with drug-riddled past ran with two fellow recovering addicts/alcoholics. “It was, no doubt, the toughest thing I’ve ever done in my life, athletically,” Herren said. “Every part of your body hurts, and I had to fight myself the whole time, thinking things hurt more than they really do. But finishing is a beautiful thing.”

 

 

 

 

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