NOTE: Full listings of all New England/New York finishers from the Boston Marathon are listed in the May/June issue of New England Runner
10 Spotlight On:
Syracuse’s Kyle Heath: A Brighter Shade of Orange
by Nate Getman
35 Hall Hauls, Merga Stays the Course
In his Boston debut, US hope Ryan Hall is first out of Hopkinton and third down Boylston Street. Ethiopia’s Deriba Merga achieves Olympic redemption.
by Bob Fitzgerald
38 Slow Start, Sizzling Finish Leaves Goucher in Third
Sprint to finish a heartbreaker for America’s hope. Kenya’s Salina Kosgei wins Boston’s closest ever women’s race over defending champion Dire Tune.
by Tom Derderian
39 Koskei, De Reuck at Head of Class
James Koskei turns 40 and runs faster; Colleen De Reuck, at 45, leads women’s race for close to 20 miles.
by John Barbour
43 Van Dyk an Eighth Wonder
South Africa’s Ernst Van Dyk joins Jean Driscoll as an 8-time Boston winner. Japan’s Wakako Tsuchida three-peats.
by Stephen Mazzone
45 Boston Marathon Results
Complete New England & New York resultsÛÓstate by state, Open and age-group.
courtesy of the Boston Athletic Association
2 Editor’s Letter
Vintage World XC Stamp; Then & Now; “New England’s Finest” Part Deux;
There’s A New Relay in Town; Syracuse Festival of Races to Host Masters 5K Through 2010; Goodbye Khoury’s, Thanks for the Memories
8 Scenic Stridings
Falmouth/Bourne Wildlife Management Area
by Don Fredrikson
12 Track Tidings
US Records Ripped at Nike Indoor HS Champs in Boston; Vault AR, Masters 1500m WR at US Indoors; ME’s Samuelson, NY’s Howard Set US Records at Nat’l Masters Championships; Oregon’s Rupp Rules Roost at NCAA’s; Amherst’s Elsie Tropiano Nets D3 5000m Title; Ocean State’s Cullen Forges Bronze at European Championships; Record Romp at New Englands; Ethiopia’s Defar Sets World Records at 2M/5000; RI’s Smith Moves Into No. 4 All-Time at 5000m
29 Letters from Readers
31 Club Notes
A Brave New World?
by Lonny Townley
33 Training Talk ‘Round the Barber’s Chair
Too Much Information?
by John Barbour
A Troika of Sports ‘Nutrition News’
by Nancy Clark
58 Sports Medicine
Hydration for the Distance Runner
by Pam Nourse, M.D.
60 Retro Running
When Paul Toth “Runs Boston” He Goes All The Way
by John J. Kelley
62 My Word
The Medicalization of the Marathon
by Tom Derderian
63 Where Are They Now?
The Dillons Today ÛÓ Running & Rabbits
by Jean Cann
65 Race Results
From New England & New York
82 Running Around the World
Kenyan Roadsters Rocket at Rotterdam; Kogo Breaks 10K World Record; Team USA Scores Trio of Top-5 Team Finishes at World Cross; BAA’s Moulton, Seckinger Sweep SunTrust Marathon; Gate River Gallops; VT’s Enman Third at NACAC XC Championships; RI’s Kelly Wins Irish Nat’l XC – Then Felled Again; Fast Tracks; Plus, Faces at Races
ABOUT THE COVER: California’s Ryan Hall leads the Boston Marathon out of Hopkinton.
Photo by Victah Sailor/Photo Run
T of C.jpg: Following the inaugural B.A.A. 5K the day before the 113th Boston Marathon, the Invitational and Scholastic Miles took place starting and finishing by the marathon’s finish line. Boston Mayor Tom Menino (blue sweater) is one of many interested observers.
Photo by FitzFoto