Boston Marathon Elite Group Includes Guerrette
30,000 runners from all over the world will compete Monday in the Boston Marathon but a small group of elite runners will run in their own group and Maine's Tracy Guerrette has earned a spot in that so called Elite Division.
The St. Agatha native who lives in Bangor now won last year's Maine Marathon in Portland in a time of 2:43:47. She continues to train and compete with an eye on trying to get into the next U.S.OlympicTeam marathon qualifier for the 2020 Games in Tokyo.
She has been assigned bib #40 for the 122nd Boston Marathon and will be in a group of runners that includes last year's Boston winner, Edna Kiplagat from Kenya and American marathoners like New York City Marathon winner Shalane Flanagan, Jordan Hasay, Deena Kastor and Desiree Liden. This group will start at 9:32am Monday morning.
NOTE: Guerrette will be a guest on Friday's 'Morning Pitch SHow' on Sports Radio 92.9 The Ticket at 7:35am to talk about Monday's Boston Marathon event.
|Mobility Impaired||8:40 a.m. ET|
|Men's Push-Rim Wheelchair||9:02 a.m. ET|
|Women's Push-Rim Wheelchair||9:04 a.m. ET|
|Handcycles & Duos||9:25 a.m. ET|
|Elite Women**||9:32 a.m. ET|
|Elite Men & Wave One||10:00 a.m. ET|
|Wave Two||10:25 a.m. ET|
|Wave Three||10:50 a.m. ET|
|Wave Four||11:15 a.m. ET|
*Start times are tentative and subject to change.
**Only women (open or masters) starting the race in the elite women's start at 9:32 a.m. are eligible for prize money.