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.