April 16, 2018
Running in horrendous winter conditions with driving headwinds and pouring rain the entire way, Michael braved the historic 122nd annual Boston Marathon today and finished in a respectable 2:55:25 after recording a fairly even 1:27:01 half way split. He was 909th of 10,532 finishers in the M18-39 age division and 1,082nd overall of 25,746 finishers. Harriers team mate, Joseph Camilleri, finished in 4:29:58 to place 220th of 562 M65 finishers; he was 20,449th overall. The race winners were Yuki Kawauchi, from Japan, in 2:15:58 and Desiree Linden, of the United States, in 2:39:54. It marked the first time in 31 years that Boston has been won by a Japanese male and the first time in 33 years that Boston has been won by an American female. The top Canadians were 41-year-old Krista Duchene who had a brilliant race finishing as the third female overall in 2:44:20 and Reid Coolsaet; he was 9th overall in 2:25:02. There were 29,978 registrations, 26,948 starters and 25,746 finishers. The 95% finishing rate was commendable under less than ideal weather conditions for the race today.