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Ten Stoughton Residents Cross Finish Line of 2012 Boston Marathon

Greg Swartz, 50, paced the Stoughton runners at this year's Boston Marathon, finishing in 3:45.26.

Ten Stoughton residents, ranging in age from 28 to 60, made the 26.2 mile trek from Hopkinton to Boston on Monday, April 16, 2012 running in the .

The Stoughton field included seven males (William Coulter, Joe Rossi, Tim Stone, Barry Sussman, Greg Swartz, Stuart Weiner and Mike Wilson) and three females (Mara Hochberg, Jennifer Joyce and Leanne Pacheco).

Lisa Andrews also qualified but wasn’t able to run in the Marathon because of a stress fracture in her right foot.

Fifty-year-old Greg Swartz led the Stoughton bunch finishing in less than four hours, completing the course in 3 hours 45 minutes and 26 seconds (3:45:26). Swartz ran at an 8:36 per mile pace.

Almost 27,000 runners (26,656 according to the Boston Athletic Association website) took part in the annual Patriots’ Day tradition, dealing with record-breaking heat.

Here are how all the Stoughton runners finished, according to the Boston Athletic Association website:

Name Age Bib # Time Greg Swartz 50 13268 3:45:26 Leanne Pacheco 29 26823 4:02:51 Tim Stone 37 22874 4:05:16 Barry Sussman 46 6931 4:09:17 Joe Rossi 32 25189 4:32:07 Jennifer Joyce 28 16138 4:33:40 Mike Wilson 35 22725 4:54:34 Mara Hochberg 41 25719 4:58:30 Stuart Weiner 43 25045 6:20:37 William Coulter 60 2932 6:46:49

Complete marathon results are available here: http://www.baa.org/top-finishers.html

To see how Stoughton’s runners performed at the 2011 Boston Marathon, .

Stephen Mack April 17, 2012 at 11:31 AM
GREAT JOB STOUGHTON RUNNERS!!!!....Proud of all of you...Stoughton is a town full of "WINNERS". Can't even imagine doing what you did...(26.2 miles?). I get tired driving 26 miles.....Go Knights !!!!!
An oldtimer April 17, 2012 at 01:32 PM
26 miles in 90+ degree heat, just to go 26 miles with out such high heat, is great. Congradulations to all, more evidence of the "can do" spirit in the Town of Stoughton. In my eyes you are all winners. Mr Coulter you will be an inspiration to the younger people in town, you didn't win but you finished, a great accomplishment.
Kevin Berkowsky April 17, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Congratulations to all the Stoughton entrants! Way to go Stu! Great to see you at the 26 mile mark looking like you could run another 26! Hope you were able to raise a lot of money and hope to see you there next year!
Beth Rawl April 19, 2012 at 03:01 AM
Wow! Congratulations to all of the Stoughton runners. What an accomplishment! Way to go Greg!

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