Eric Blake is 9th American Finisher at Boston Marathon

Central Connecticut assistant track and cross country coach Eric Blake finished 24th at the Boston Marathon this morning. His time of two hours, 23 minutes and 54 seconds was an improvement on last year's finish and made Blake the ninth American to cross the line in Boston, MA.

A year ago Blake was the eighth American to finish and placed 23rd overall, but was 36 seconds slower, finishing in 2:24:30. The New Britain, CT resident has had many running achievements recently. He was 23rd at the World Mountain Running Championships in Valais, Switzerland in September and won the Mount Washington Road Race this past summer. Blake currently holds the world record for the treadmill marathon. He finished the 26.2 miles in 2:21.40 back in 2006.