Benoit Samuelson beats her goal; Mainers at Boston Marathon. T

Shiloh Schulte of Portland were the Maine fastest runners in Monday in 123rd Boston Marathon.

Joan Benoit Samuelson is embraced Monday by Boston Athletic Association CEO Tom Grilk after she finished the 123rd Boston Marathon. First Boston Marathon victory in 1979. Associated Press / Winslow Townson

Schulte, 40, 2 hours, 36 minutes and 8 seconds. He placed 20th in his age group and 238th overall.

Brockett, 23, came across a little more than 10 minutes later in 2:46:54. He was 57th among all women and 786th overall.

Cape Elizabeth native Joan Benoit Samuelson, 61 debut to Boston while senior at Bowdoin College, once again wolder and the familiar 26.2 miles in 3:04:00 – better within her goal of finishing within 40 minutes of her time (2:35:15) 40 years ago.

Not surprisingly, she won her age group.

Other Maine runners, Robert Ashby, 50, of Brunswick, in his age group 294th overall in 2:38:23; Evan Graves, 37, of Caribou in 2:44:20; and Julian Gazzelloni, 27, of Belgrade in 2:44:52.



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