Contingent of Alamedans Raced at Boston Marathon April 15

Seven Island City runners competed

Several Alamedans took part in the 123rd Boston Marathon Monday, April 15.

Seven Alameda residents traveled to the East Coast to take part in prestigious long-distance race. Connie Shieh finished the 26.2-mile race with a time of 3:12:11. The 31-year-old hit the halfway mark at 1:31:12. She finished 4,777th overall and 464th in the women’s 18- to 39-year-old division.

Abby Farmer, 36, finished with a time of 3:30:18. She finished in 9,315th place overall and 1,704th place in the women’s 18- to 39-year-old division. She hit the halfway mark at 1:43:39. 

Carrie Hahnel, 40, finished with a time of 3:40:23. Her time slotted her in 11,965th place overall and 648 in the women’s 40- to 44-year-old division. She hit the halfway mark at 1:45:28.
Trudi Seiwald posted a time of 4:20:09. Her time put her in 20,142nd place overall. The 59-year-old finished 440th in the women’s 55- to 59-year-old division. She crossed the halfway mark at 1:55:35. 

The times and placements of Nicole Farrington, 31, and Hallie Von Rock, 42, were not available on the Boston Marathon website.

John West was the only male of the seven Alamedans to compete in the Boston Marathon. The 57-year-old finished with a time of 3:11:30. It put him at 4,650th overall and 63rd in the men’s 55- to 59 year-old division. He hit the halfway mark at 1:33:35.

Lawrence Cherono was the first person to cross the finish line in Monday’s event. The Kenyan finished with a time of 2:07:57. Worknesh Degefa was the first female to cross the finish line. The Ethiopian finished with a time of 2:23:31.

More than 30,000 runners were expected to participate in the 123rd edition of the race. The 26.2-mile route begins on Main Street in Hopkinton, a small town in Middlesex County, Mass.

The course continues through Ashland, Framingham, Natick and hits the halfway mark at Wellesley Square in Wellesley in Norfolk County. The race continues through Newton and Brookline before finishing on Boylston Street in Boston. 

The course passes numerous notable Boston sites such as Boston College, Fenway Park and the Boston Public Library. 

This year’s marathon marks the six-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing attack that killed three people and injured hundreds more. 

A moment of silence was planned at 2:49 p.m., the time of the first explosion.