Photo: The finish line of the BAA Marathon.
There are some fast neighbors in Belmont as 37 residents completed the 122nd BAA Marathon on a warm and wet Patriots’ Day on Monday, April 16.
They joined a capacity 32,500 runners who traveled the 26.2 miles from Hopkinton to Boston on the historic course of the world’s oldest marathon.
This year, three Belmont men broke three hours with 28-year-old Daron Holloway taking the top spot with a 2 hour, 52 minutes and three seconds, a six minute, 34 second per mile pace which placed him 1,285th. Lauren Phillips, 34, ran a stellar 3:09:25 for 430th place among female participants.
Also running yesterday was a chair of a Belmont committee (Russell Leino, Community Path, with the second fastest Belmont male time), a Nobel Prize winner (Wolfgang Ketterle) and a coach (Melissa Hart, Belmont High Girls’ Basketball).