Two Logan area runners took part on Monday in the 120th running of the Boston Marathon.
Bernadette Rorrer, a Logan High School graduate and an athletic trainer at Logan Physical Therapy, finished 11,020th overall and in the 3,254th spot among women. She finished the 26.2-mile run in 3 hours, 40 minutes and 45 seconds. Rorrer was also 2,344th in her division.
Rorrer is a wife and mother who has been running races for many years. The Boston Marathon was her first ever competitive marathon.
Logan’s Stephanie Abraham also ran in the Boston Marathon, completing the race in 4:08:54. She was 17,543 overall and took 6,999th place among women and 3,932 in her division.
This was the second straight year Abraham competed in the Boston Marathon. She has competed in several races over the years as well.
Lemi Berhanu Hayle of Ethiopia won the race in 2 hours, 12 minutes, 45 seconds and took the men’s division.
The 21-year-old pulled away from defending champion Lelisa Desisa and won by 47 seconds.
The top three men’s finishers were from Ethiopia. The next four were Kenyans.
The victory completed Ethiopia’s first-ever sweep of the men’s and women’s races in Boston.
Atsede Baysa of Ethiopia won the women’s race with a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes, 19 seconds.
The top American men’s finisher was Zachary Hine of Texas who ran the race in 2:21:37.
Neely Spence Gracey of Colorado was the top women’s finisher among the Americans. She finished in 2:35:00.