Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Interesting Boston Race Results

Didn't watch the race, so I have no idea how the elites did, but I just came across this article with some notable finishers:
Amby Burfoot, 69, 4:17:48, 1968 Boston Marathon winner and Runner’s World writer at large. 
Scott Jurek, 42, 4:09:27, ultrarunner who set the Appalachian Trail thru-hike speed record last year
Daniel Lieberman, 51, 3:34:21, paleoanthropologist at Harvard University whose work helped inspire the barefoot running movement.
Yep, Dan Lieberman beat Scott Jurek, 9 years his junior, in a race.  And you thought he was just smart.

I don't know what he was wearing on his feet!

P.S. See the comments below, Jurek decided at the last minute to run—how does that work, anyway?  I thought Boston was hard to get into!—so it's probably not fair to point out the Lieberman beat him.

However, Arnulfo Quimare, who beat Jurek in the race that was the climax of Born to Run, also ran Boston this year.  Lieberman beat him, too.

Arnulfo Quimare, 33, 3:38:11, the Tarahumara runner who defeated Scott Jurek in the 2006 race that was featured in the book Born to Run