Five participants from Conway made the trek to Boston, Massachusetts, to run in the cold and rain as part of the annual Boston Marathon.
Melissa Hambuchen, Erika Setzler, Amanda Potts, Michelle Greer and Jodi Ake all participated in the marathon, braving 40-degree temperatures with a below-freezing wind chill.
Hambuchen placed at the top of that list with a time of 3 hours, 31 minutes, eight seconds, averaging 8:04 minuets per mile.
She finished as the 1,998th woman and placed 1,658th in her division (female 18-39).
Potts finished next with a time of 3:51:04, while placing 4,857th for women and placing 3,250th in her division (18-39).
She averaged a minute per mile of 8:49.
Greer followed as the 7,249th woman and 1,273th in her division (40-44) with a time of 4:10:37.
She averaged a minute per mile of 9:34.
Ake finished as the 9,472nd woman and 984 in her division (50-54) with a time of 4:44:15.
She averaged a minute per of 10:51.
Results aren’t listed for Setzler on the Boston Marathon time-keeping website.
For the first time in 33 years, an American woman, Desiree Linden, won the race in the women’s division with a time of 2:39:53, while Japan’s Yuki Kawauchi won the men’s division with a time of 2:15:53.