Matt Glynn at Boston 2001

Matt Glynn Leads Local Area Runners at Boston

BOSTON - The Boston Marathon celebrated its 105th rendition on April 16 and thirty-one Buffalo area runners were among the 13,394 finishers. The fastest performance among local runners was produced by 30-year-old Matt Glynn with a time of 2:46:44. Glynn's effort placed him 267th overall and 203rd in his very competitive age-group.

Also cracking the top-1000 and breaking the three-hour "barrier" were Barry Dunstan and Patrick Occhino. The 26-year-old Dunstan, who lives in Youngstown, ran 2:47:02, while Springville's Occhino ran the 26.2 miles in 2:59:21. Their efforts placed them in 279th and 856th place, respectively.

Eric Clarke of Williamsville was the top masters athlete from the area. He covered the fabled route from Hopkinton to Boston in 3:09:51.

The leading Buffalo area woman was Diane McGuire who clocked 3:53:10. She was followed by Lynn Zehr who was clocked in 4:01:58 and Theresa Palmieri who posted a 4:06:23 finish.

The salutes all the local runners who made the pilgrimage to Boston this year. The Boston Marathon race results for these runners and last year's group are available via the links below.

Locals at Boston 2001           Locals at Boston 2000

Eric Clarke

Barry Dunstan
(runner on left)

Patrick Occhino
(in black)

Diane McGuire

Lynn Zehr

Theresa Palmieri
(white cap)

All photos courtesy of MarathonFoto (r)