Barclay battles in Boston

A Chilliwack native participated in the grand-daddy of marathon races as the Boston Marathon went ahead Monday.

Chilliwack’s Erin Barclay ran the Boston Marathon Monday, finishing the race in 3:31.26.

The 37 year old was the lone local appearing in race results, placing 9,750th overall in a field of 35,000-plus.

The Boston Marathon course runs through 26 miles and 385 yards (41.6 kilometres) of winding roads and hills.

Barclay started out well, hitting the five kilometre mark in 24 minutes and 50 seconds.

She passed the 10k mark in 49.30.

Her time midway through the race was 1:43.47, and she maintained a pace of 8.04 per kilometre all the way to the finish line. Barclay’s time was 2,297th fastest among female competitors.

She finished 1,718th overall in her 18-39 age group.

San Diego native Meb Keflezighi was the overall Boston Marathon winner with a time of 2:08.37.

The top female was Kenya’s Rita Jeptoo, finishing in 2:18.57.

Find full results and more info online at baa.org/races/boston-marathon.aspx