Four area runners compete in Boston

BOSTON — A total of four area runners completed the 26.2-mile course in the Boston Marathon on Monday.

Canajoharie’s Ambrose Schaffer was the top area finisher, placing 3,808th overall with a time of 3:12.34.

Sprakers’ Craig Dubois was 4,604th with a time of 3:16.42, while Broadalbin’s Ashley Willson was 8,044th with a time of 3:30.17.

Dubois posted a time of 3:08.14 in 2017 to place 2,483rd overall and placed 6,116th with a time of 3:24.30 in 2016.

St. Johnsville’s John Geesler completed his 31st consecutive Boston Marathon, placing 20,007th overall with a time of 4:26.04.

Last year, he placed 6,407th overall with a time of 3:27.36. Geesler was 8,706th overall in 2016 with a time of 3:33.25.

A total of 26,948 runners started the race and 25,746 runners finished the event.

The field included runners from 94 countries outside the United States, according to the marathon website.

By Paul Wager

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