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Craftsbury Contingent at Vermont City Marathon
Last Updated: 31.May.2019
Last weekend, a Craftsbury contingent made its way to the big city of Burlington for the Vermont City Marathon. The Vermont City Marathon is an annual event which draws more than even thousand people from across the world to the streets of Burlington and surrounding towns. It is unique because there is a full marathon, as well as a 2-person and 3-5 person relay options, making this a popular event for all ages and running abilities!
Craftsbury Running Director Heidi Caldwell teamed up with Meg Boucher in the Half and Half Relay division, each contestant running 13.1 miles. The duo won the open women category and were 4th overall. They ran the full marathon in a lickety split time of 2:42:05, only six minutes behind the winning team.
A group of GRP athletes assembled to make Team “GRP Crosstrainers.” This team consisted of skiers Kaitlynn Miller, Liz Guiney, and Akeo Maifeld-Carucci, biathlete Kelsey Dickinson, and rower Mickey Fili. Relay legs ranged between three and six miles. The GRPers finished an impressive 4th place in the open mixed 3-5 person category, in a time of 2:54.
Craftsbury junior Cormac Leahy teamed up with four other junior boys to form the GMAA (Green Mountain Athletic Association) Juniors team, which finished 3rd overall in the 3-5 person category and 1st in the junior boys category. Four more Craftsbury juniors: Anika Leahy, Camille Bolduc, Isabel Linton, and Emily Linton teamed up with Mansfield Nordic Club athlete Julia Thurston to form team GMAA Juniors 4. They finished 2nd in the junior girls division.
See results here.