Steamboat runners complete historic Boston Marathon in less than 4 hours

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— Four Steamboat Springs long-distance runners all completed the Boston Marathon on Monday in less than four hours on one of the race’s most memorable days in its 117-year history.

At a glance

Yampa Valley's 2014 Boston Marathon results

■ Jenny Fox, 3:30:23

■ Stephen M. Bourgeois, 3:30:32

■ Randy Morton, 3:40:33

■ Jill Roberts, 3:48:36

■ Jennifer Schubert-Akin, 3:55:01

Jenny Fox, 34, was Routt County’s top finisher, crossing the 26.2-mile course in 3 hours, 30 minutes and 23 seconds. Fox was the 9,448th runner to cross overall and placed 1,629th in the 18-to-39 age division. Fox ran an 8-minute, 2-second mile pace.

Not far behind Fox was Steamboat’s Stephen Bourgeois, age 50, who finished in a time of 3:30:32, good enough for 9,489th overall. Of Steamboat’s four racers in this year’s marathon, Bourgeois was the second-highest placer in his age group as racer No. 870 in the 50-to-54 age group to cross. Like Fox, Bourgeois crossed with an 8-minute, 2-second mile pace.

Jill Roberts, 36, completed the race in 3:48:36 in 14,901st place. Roberts finished 3,184th in the 18-to-39 age group and had an 8-minute, 44-second mile pace.

Jennifer Schubert-Akin, 56, ran her 20th Patriots’ Day race — cracking the four-hour mark in 3:55:01. Schubert-Akin was the 96th finisher in the 55-to-59 age group, running an 8-minute, 58-second mile pace.

Craig’s Randy Morton, 58, finished in 3:40:33 with an 8-minute, 25-second mile pace.

This year, 35,671 runners competed in the marathon — 19,579 men and 16,092 women.

Aside from the magnitude of this year’s event after the 2013 bombing, the American contingent also made history. Meb Keflezighi became the first American man to win the race since 1983.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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